CardConnect, a First Data company, makes accepting credit card payments simple and secure for more than 150,000 businesses. Since its inception in 2006, CardConnect has been developing advanced payment solutions backed by PCI-validated point-to-point encryption (P2PE) and patented tokenization. While customers range in size from small shops to Fortune 500 companies throughout North America, they all have in common a desire for a swift, convenient and secure platform for accepting credit card payments. CardConnect processes more than $26 billion in transactions each year for businesses across all industries: SMB - Enterprise - Healthcare - Software - Government - Education PAYMENTS APPROACH Whether a business requires a simple payment solution or complex software integration, CardConnect can fulfill any merchant's payment processing needs. Solutions are built around: SECURITY: The state-of-the-art CardConnect Gateway protects sensitive payment information with point-to-point encryption (P2PE), patented tokenization and aPCI-compliant hosting environment. The solutions extend to protect each and every transaction processed on an omnichannel platform and help to reduce the PCI audit scope for businesses of all sizes. TRANSPARENCY: Among the most sophisticated in the industry, CardConnect’s online merchant portal, CardPointe, provides merchants with transparent and detailed information for all of their business’ transactions. CardConnect also ensures merchants understand the full lifecycle of their payment processing and associated transaction costs, providing the most optimized rates possible. INTEGRATION: CardConnect is particularly proud of its successful partnerships with software companies that integrate payments into their solutions. CardConnect’s developer tools and comprehensive APIs make it easy to seamlessly integrate secure payment acceptance into already existing systems for a plug-and-play experience.