As Hurricane Bill brushes Bermuda, First Atlantic Commerce continues to provide worldclass payment processing services
As Hurricane Bill brushes Bermuda, First Atlantic Commerce continues to
provide worldclass payment processing services
Business as usual for First Atlantic Commerce as Hurricane Bill passes to the island’s west
Hamilton, Bermuda, August 24, 2009. Bermudabased First Atlantic Commerce Ltd. (FAC), a leading
international, online multicurrency payment gateway, provided online payment processing in a “business
as usual” manner to its merchants, while Bill, a Category Three hurricane, passed 166 nautical miles west
southwest of the Island.
Hurricane Bill churned past Bermuda early on Saturday morning, leaving behind stormy sea conditions,
debris and some flooding, but no major structural damage. Up to 3700 homes across the island lost
power during the storm, caused by debris falling onto wires and winds blowing out switches. Electricity
across the island has now been restored, roads have been cleared of debris, and the island is operating as
FAC’s payment gateway platform is hosted at the Cable and Wireless facility, which maintains independent
power supply and is a worldclass hurricane proof facility. As anticipated, there was no impact to FAC’s
payment systems during the storm, and FAC continued to offer payment processing services to Internet
based customers around the globe.
“As in the past with other hurricanes impacting the island, FAC was able to continue processing without
interruption. This is a testament to FAC’s team, its skills and forward planning, our telecommunications
infrastructure, processing network and service reliance,” said FAC’s CEO, Andrea Wilson.
The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 to November 30 .
About First Atlantic Commerce
Headquartered in Bermuda, and established in 1998 to create secure card‐based payment solutions for
ebusinesses, FAC provides powerful technology designed to work with most merchant platforms, including
Microsoft®, UNIX, and LINUX platforms. FAC’s cGate® technology offers service, flexibility and security to
adapt to many business and bank acquirer requirements. Business solutions such as 3‐D Secure™ Payer
Authentication, IP Geolocation, Virtual Corporations and offshore multi‐currency payment solutions are
available in various international jurisdictions.