Merchant Services

PCI Compliance Management

The Payment Card Industry was formed by the five major card brands (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Japan Card) in 2004 to establish a standard set of guidelines around the handling of card holder data by merchants.  These guidelines make up the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and provide merchants with rules for physical, application and network security, as well as security policy management, which is required of all merchants.  To demonstrate compliance with these guidelines, merchants are required to submit an attestation of compliance annually. Preferred Card Services’ PCI compliance program is being managed by ControlScan, an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) by the Payment Card Industry and a leading provider of PCI security solutions. Learn more about this program by visiting