Merchant Award

February 2011 – HSBC Merchant Services won the Merchant Award at the 2011 European Card Acquiring Forum (ECAF) Awards. This was for its launch of Commidea’s Ocius Sentinel solution in the UK. The award-winning new solution supports a major advance in security and a step-change in the ease of PCI DSS compliance for merchants who take in-store transactions. It has also become the first end-to-end encryption card payment solution to achieve Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) approval.