YESpay Payment Service Cardholder Tokenisation implemented by Manchester City Football Club (MCFC)

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YESpay International Ltd, a global payments services company, has partnered with Metagy Ltd, UK to deliver Manchester City Football Club (MCFC) with a full online e-commerce payment service supporting cardholder data tokenisation.

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We embraced the MCFC opportunity to deliver our new card data tokenisation payment service. MCFC needed a secure e-commerce payment service which YESpay delivered together with PCI compliant card tokenisation," said Sean Young, NE Manager, YESpay.

YESpay International Ltd, a global payments services company, has partnered with Metagy Ltd, UK to deliver Manchester City Football Club (MCFC) with a full online e-commerce payment service supporting cardholder data tokenisation.

With large volumes of orders taken via the MCFC online website and over the phone, from pre-orders for kit launches to merchandise sales, the “Meta<X>” software solution from Metagy was facing a number of issues around payments for its customer, Manchester City Football Club (MCFC). With cardholder details taken upon order, the real authorisation and settlement processing was done when the order was picked days or, during pre-order for kit launch, even weeks later when goods became available. MCFC found that, in some cases, card details were incorrect, expired or would not authorise. This impacted the club’s customer service workload and sales volumes as it was unable to process the payment for these orders.

“We wanted a card payment solution that could scale to handle large volumes of transactions, would allow us to verify cards when the order was placed but take payment later as well as be PCI compliant for secure handling of card data”, said Michele Smith, Director of Metagy.

The YESpay PCI- DSS compliant EasyV-Wallet Technology responded to the MCFC payment requirements by providing a secure ability to handle a two part payment process. Linking it to Meta<X>, Metagy worked with YESpay for a cardholder tokenisation system. The YESpay EMBOSS host returns a token validating the card details enabled Meta<X> to authorise each card right at the time of order placement. Security concerns have been nullified with the introduction of ‘Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode’, aka 3D Secure and the process has become faster with authorisation of transaction in real time to verify the card.

“We embraced the MCFC opportunity to deliver the new cardholder data tokenisation payment solution. MCFC needed to cope with high-volume and secure card payment processing and the YESpay EasyV-Wallet based card payment service provided MCFC the right solution”, said Sean Young, Regional Manager, YESpay International.

Now, when the goods are picked for shipment, the Meta<X> system submits a payment request using the token to EMBOSS to be processed knowing that the card details have already been verified. The YESpay PCI – DSS certification authorises YESpay to store credit and debit card details securely - this has helped MCFC to ensure high-level of security against fraudulent card transactions with real time authorisation, all this whilst improving the customer experience. MCFC customers now no longer need to be contacted due to failed card payments at the time of processing when the orders are being picked.

About YESpay International Limited:
YESpay, a global card payments service company, provides highly secure Internet, EMV Chip & PIN, contactless and gift card payment processing services to independent and multi-chain merchants. Through EMBOSS™, the YESpay Managed Payment Service, merchants can quickly accept integrated card payments within EPOS, kiosks, hospitality and e-commerce systems with minimal capital investment and low on-going services costs. EMBOSS is an on-line IP-based payment processing service that has been generically pre-accredited by major Card Acquirers in Europe and North America (including Chase Paymentech, First Data Merchant Service (FDMS), Barclaycard Business, HSBC, HBOS, Lloyds Cardnet, Streamline, Ulster Bank, Elavon, PBS, Amex and Diners). In addition, the YESpay EMBOSS service is fully end to end certified to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) Level 1 as mandated by Visa and MasterCard. The YESpay EasyV-Suite of card payment products is innovative and cost-effective for EPOS, Kiosk, Hospitality, Mobile and Internet environments. With the YESpay EMBOSS card payment service, merchants can perform card payments in both card-present and card-not-present environments. (

YESpay International Ltd Offices:
UK Headquarters: Checknet House, 153 East Barnet Road, Barnet, EN48QZ, UK
133 Richmond Street West, Suite 406, Toronto, ONTARIO, M5H2L3 CANADA
UK/Europe Telephone: +44–203–006–3790
USA/Canada Telephone: +1–416–214–6012

Contact: Rohit Patni, EVP Sales & Marketing, +44 – 203 – 006 – 3792, rohit.patni(at)yes-pay(dot)com

About Metagy Limited:
Metagy specialise in systems integration and business process support systems. The MetaCore suite of products offers an integrated approach to retail, online merchandising, ticketing, access control and customer interaction for the Leisure, Sport, Entertainment and Live Event sectors.

Metagy Ltd
Trafalgar House, Union Street
Southport, Merseyside
United Kingdom
Tel +44 - 1704 – 500908

Contact Person: Michele Smith, Director, MicheleSmith(at)metagy(dot)com


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