Business as usual for first atlantic commerce as hurricane igor moves across bermuda
Business as usual for First Atlantic Commerce as Hurricane Igor
moves across Bermuda
No disruption to transaction processing as Igor whips through the island
Hamilton, Bermuda, September 21, 2010.
First Atlantic Commerce (FAC), a Bermuda-based, international, online payment
gateway, continued to provide payment processing to its merchants, with no disruption
to service, while Igor, a Category One hurricane whipped through the island.
Igor moved toward Bermuda as a Category Two hurricane, but weakened overnight and
was downgraded to a Cat 1 hours before it was set to hit the island. The storm had
maximum sustained winds of 85 mph and brought torrential rain and driving winds to
Approximately 80 percent of the island was without power after Igor battered the island
on Sunday night. Electricity for most has now been restored with only 4,200 customers
without power as of Tuesday morning. Roads have been cleared of debris and the island
is operating as normal.
FAC’s payment gateway platform is hosted at Cable and Wireless, which is a world class
hurricane proof facility and maintains independent power supply. 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, FAC was able to continue processing without
interruption, and our 24 x 7 Emergency Technical Support remained open to our
production merchants during the storm,” said Ronnie Viera, FAC’s SVP of IT and
Operations. “Our record is a testament to the capabilities and efficiencies of FAC’s team,
our telecommunications infrastructure and processing network.”
The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1st to November 30th.
About First Atlantic Commerce
First Atlantic Commerce (FAC) is a leading Internet, multi-currency payment, merchant
accounts and fraud risk solutions provider. Headquartered in Bermuda, and established
in 1998 to create secure card-based payment solutions for e-businesses, FAC’s cGate®
technology offers service, flexibility and security to adapt to many business and bank
FAC provides merchants with multi-currency payment solutions in addition to fraud and
data management services including AVS, CVV2/CVC2/CID, 3-D Secure™ and IP
Geolocation in multiple jurisdictions across Europe, Asia and the Latin American
Caribbean Region. For more information, please visit
First Atlantic Commerce
Tricia Lines Hill – VP Marketing & Corporate Communications
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