PCI Compliance

PCI DSS Certification

Did you know, 92% of card fraud occurs in small businesses? Fraudsters skim, clone and intercept customers’ card details on a daily basis. As a result, businesses all over the country are subject to huge fines, ranging between £10,000 – £500,000. Being PCI DSS compliant acts as an insurance policy providing you with financial protection if credit card fraud was to occur in your business.

What is PCI DSS?

PCI DSS is a mandatory annual assessment and set of requirements which were first introduced by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JCB. It is enforced by all merchant acquirers in order to protect businesses and customers against credit card fraud.

If you process any card payments with a Card Machine E-Commerce Website, or a Virtual Terminal for over the phone payments you need to be PCI DSS Compliant.

Are you compliant?

To find out if you are PCI Compliant, use our checklist below. If you don’t comply with any of the following criteria then you are not compliant.

  1. Identify what level merchant you are
  2. Identify which SAQ A, B, B-IP, C, C-VT, D
  3. Register your merchant account with your acquirers ASV
  4. Complete certification
  5. Create required PCI documents
  6. Implement policies
  7. Remove non-compliance fees
  8. Scan network (if applicable) on a quarterly basis

Not PCI Compliant?

Don't worry we can help

We’re here to help:

Fraud Defence First will register your PCI Compliance Certificate with your provider; WorldPay, Barclaycard, First Data, Elavon, AIB, Lloyds Cardnet, Global Payments Etc. 

This will remove monthly non-compliance fees saving your business £120 per year.


Annual Option (charged on completion, issue of compliance certificate and company branded documents): £80 + VAT

Monthly Option: £8pm + VAT

Our largest PCI non-compliance saving for a client has been over £10,000 per year.

Find out how much you can save today!

How it works:

  1. Book a call, Skype or meeting for up to 1 hour
  2. Send us a merchant statement so we can understand how you currently take payments
  3. Provide recommendations and to safeguard your business
  4. Complete the PCI assessment on your behalf
  5. Set up network scans if you process payments by internet, Card Machines or Online
  6. Create PCI certification documents tailored and branded to your business
  7. Provide you with a certificate of compliance
  8. Monitor your account on a quarterly basis
  9. Ongoing support whenever you need it

The Package for Merchants

By having the PCI certificate and documentation shows you have an extensive validation process which allows you up to $500,000 in financial protection, like an insurance policy.

Only having the PCI certificate can exclude you from protection.

  • Certificate of compliance with the PCI standard
  • Initiate Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) network scans per store
  • Create incident response policy
  • Create incident response plan
  • Create training and awareness policy
  • Create staff training documentation and sign off sheet
  • Create periodic checklist
  • Create payment service provider list
  • Create authorisation request form
  • Create media inventory log
  • Quarterly scans (for all IP based payments)
  • E-mail and phone support
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