ACS uses the combined buying power of its members to negotiate favourable merchant terms with merchant services providers. ACS will have a number of merchant facility providers known as Payment Partner.
As part of joining ACS your business will be required to join one of these Payment Partners to enjoy the benefits of Scheme. Each Payment Partner is different having diverse services and products and are offered to you, as your business is ATAS accredited. It is important that you evaluate each offers from the payment partners and select the one that best suits your business.
Upon AFTA receiving your application your details will be provided to all of the below listed payment partners.
TravelPay was the first approved Payment Partner, joining in June 2017. TravelPay provides its established payment solutions to travel agents who wish to benefit from the additional financial protections provided by ACS. TravelPay has extensive experience working with many ATAS travel agents. TravelPay already provides payment solutions to hundreds of travel agents and their team of BDMs has more than 100 years’ travel industry experience.
TC Pay is a range of payment solutions exclusively available to Travellers Choice member agents to support the needs of their customers in today’s dynamic environment.
Services include ‘LayBy’ which provides members with a comprehensive layby offer not available through any other agents; ‘BizPay’ which assists with the payment of everyday business overheads and rewards members with Qantas Business Reward Points; and, ‘CardPay’ developed in partnership with TravelPay to offer members an alternative method to process client credit card payments.
Features of CardPay:
First Data is pleased to be appointed as an approved merchant acquirer for ACS. As one of the largest independent merchant acquirers in the world we have a long history of working with this industry and staff specifically trained to understand the travel sector. With more than 25 years payments experience in Australia we are focused on helping customers grow their business. From boutique travel outlets to major retailers, First Data enables businesses to accept a range of payment types – easily, securely and reliably, whether business is conducted in-store, on the go, by phone, or online.
Mint joined ACS as a payment partner in September 2017, offering our travel clients an added value to our payment solutions. Mint is an ASX listed payments provider, established since 2005, with operations in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Travel is one of Mint’s key verticals and Mint are committed to offering payment solutions that are innovative and relevant to travel. Mint currently offers a seamless integrated payment solution through mid-office systems such Tramada and TravelPartner, as well as other travel software leaders as OTALabs. Mint’s integration with these travel partners enables travel agents to take payments directly from the mid office, eliminating keying errors, improving reconciliation and overall efficiencies.
Fat Zebra is proud to be the member of ACS. Fat Zebra is a Level 1 PCI DSS Compliant payment gateway provider that can support merchants operating in Australia and New Zealand. Fat Zebra currently supports merchants in the travel industry, as well as partners that have integrations with various reservation systems. Fat Zebra offers an easy to integrate payment solution that supports features such as advanced fraud tools, digital wallets (MasterPass, Visa Checkout, ApplePay & AndroidPay), and surcharging based on the card category.
SecurePay is delighted to partner with AFTA and its members to facilitate ACS payments. SecurePay is all about giving you and your customers more choice. With SecurePay Online Payments, your customers can pay how they want to. SecurePay has provided online payment processing services to Australian businesses since 1999. SecurePay offers ATAS Accredited travel agents easy access to a wider choice of payment methods, improved payment processing and the protection provided by ACS.
Wirecard is pleased to join payment partner AFTA as a member of ACS. Wirecard AG is a global technology group that supports companies in accepting electronic payments from all sales channels. As a leading independent supplier, the Wirecard Group offers outsourcing and white label solutions for electronic payments. A global platform bundles international payment acceptances and methods with supplementary fraud prevention solutions. With regard to issuing own payment instruments in the form of cards or mobile payment solutions, the Wirecard Group provides companies with an end-to-end infrastructure, including the requisite licenses for card and account products. Wirecard AG is listed on the Frankfurt Securities Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE0007472060, WDI).