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Becoming PCI Compliant with Bottle Rocket

For mobile experiences that accept credit card payments, clients need to host data with a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant hosting provider. What’s the deal with PCI exactly? Bottle Rocket has helped clients become PCI compliant, so we’ll fill you in.

What is PCI Compliance?

53% of mobile web users in key emerging markets have used a mobile for finance activities

In emerging markets, formal banking only reaches a small percent of the population, compared with high penetration rate for mobile phones.  Low access to financial services and the fact that people in these markets tend to trust mobile brands more than banks, encourages them to use their device to carry out financial activities.

 

Mobile phones offer numerous benefits in emerging markets; they ensure the safety and security of money, make payments more convenient and promote M-Commerce opportunities for local entrepreneurs.  They also present opportunities for western companies looking to move into these markets, as well as learning’s for those who want to implement similar mobile finance models in developed markets.