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Fly540 soars to new heights with 3G Direct Pay

March 23, 2015

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3G Direct Pay (3GDP) has partnered with East Africa’s premier low cost airline, Fly540, to provide customers and business partners with the freedom to pay online using all major credit and debit cards, PayPal, and Mobile Money. The platform is safe, reliable, and secure.

Fly540’s business partners, including hotels, travel agents, and tour operators, can now make their payments using the 3GDP business to business real-time payments platform, xPay.  This is part of 3GDP payments solutions for businesses called Business Connect.

Now, Fly540’s clients can book and pay for their airline tickets online by following a few simple steps outlined on their web site.  3GDP has worked closely with Fly540 to accept credit, debit and prepaid cards, PayPal, and all mobile money options.

Don Smith, CEO and Founder of Fly540 says “online ticket sales have come a long way in Kenya in the past few years, with the help of payment service providers like 3GDP. We are delighted to deliver added value to all our clients and provide a payment option that is completely painlessly and secure.  Our mission is to make life more convenient for both our customers and business partners.”

3G Direct Pay was awarded the first Certificate of Compliance PCI DSS Level 1 in East Africa in 2014. The certificate, which is vital for companies that accept credit card payments online and offline, represents a common set of industry tools and measurements to help ensure the safe handling of sensitive information. Initially created   by   aligning   Visa’s   Account   Information Security   (AIS)/Cardholder Information Security (CISP) programs with MasterCard’s Site Data Protection (SDP) program, the  standard  provides  an actionable  framework  for  developing  a  robust  account  data security process – including preventing, detecting and reacting to security incident

3G Direct Pay will actively help Fly540 manage payment security and reduce the risk of card fraud.

“We find that credit card fraud is a big problem but 3GDP will filter out a lot of fake cards and cards without funds for us – it’s been a huge issue,” added Smith.

“An excellent reputation for transparency and integrity are absolutely critical when it comes to choosing a payment service provider.  3GDP has a superb reputation and a very good relationship with us.”

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