WorldPay US earns AmEx EMV certification

Source: WorldPay US

WorldPay US, a leading payments acquirer, is pleased to announce it has successfully earned American Express EMV payment processing certification.

In conjunction with the earlier completion of VISA and MasterCard EMV certification, this reinforces WorldPay's ability to assist its current and prospective clients with the inevitable migration to chip cards in the US. The card payment networks establish individual requirements for EMV implementation and define the testing processes to certify against these requirements. WorldPay is working closely with Discover on certifying to their EMV requirements.

"To obtain each certification, our IT teams have worked closely with the card payment networks and leveraged our security infrastructure to prepare our system for EMV, said Tony Catalfano, President and CEO of WorldPay US. "By taking this necessary step towards EMV chip card acceptance we are strengthening our ability to help customers protect their business - and their customers -from the potentially devastating effects of card fraud.

EMV refers to "chip cards" encrypted with the EuroPay, MasterCard and VISA security standard. When a card is inserted into an EMV-capable point of sale device, the embedded chip dynamically creates a unique security code for one-time use. That code is sent to the payment processors along with other transaction data providing an extra layer of protection en route. Additionally, EMV cards may also require the entry of the cardholder's unique PIN (Personal Identification Number), based on the card issuer's requirements. 

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