Financial services company First Data has partnered with cloud-based software solutions provider Community Brands to offer integrated payment processing technology solution to cause-based organisations.
The partnership will look to provide non-profit associations, schools and religious groups with a solution equipped with multiple features such as recurring billing, account updater and other value-added functionalities.
The alliance will support the integration of Community Brands into the BluePay Gateway, part of First Data’s CardConnect ISV platform.
First Data acquired CardConnect and BluePay last year and subsequently merged them into a single integrated payments platform under the CardConnect brand. This ISV service enables software companies to include secure payment processing within SaaS, mobile and point-of-sale applications.
First Data executive vice-president and CardConnect head Jeff Shanahan said: “First Data is committed to supporting the missions of membership organisations by delivering the most advanced and secure payment technology to help Community Brands achieve their goals.
“Our services and expertise will enable Community Brands to deliver the best payments solution to their customers.”
Community Brands executive vice-president and general manager of membership solutions Dan Gaertner added: “This partnership introduces a new payment processing solution that is easy to deploy and addresses evolving security and compliance standards.
“The solution is particularly beneficial for mobile, where more and more of the member experience is happening.”