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In this section you may view product guides, view sample reports, and download PDF information guides.

Product guides

Who is DC Payments?

Click on the model number to access a product information sheet.


Sample reports

At DC Payments, we have a dedicated merchant web reporting solution that enables merchants to get the information they want, when they want it, how they want it. We offer a standard group of reports and would be pleased to customize reports for you. In our standard reporting package you get the following:

We provide you with a secure username and password. We also offer email text notifications, and this makes it easier and faster to manage and balance your ATMs.

Information guides

Additional reading material and information you may find useful.

Learn More About Chip Technology

DC Payments has set the stage for chip-based payment platforms as an integrated and convenient experience for consumers and merchants. We are among the first acquirers in Canada to be certified by Interac® Association, MasterCard® and Visa®, to deliver chip technology to Canadians.

All debit cards issued in Canada feature EMV chip technology. Visa® and MasterCard® are committed to mass distribution of cards featuring chip technology. Interac® established conversion mandates for Automated Banking Machines (ABM) and point-of-sale (POS) systems in 2010. It is now mandatory for ATMs to employ chip technologies and POS machines are required to be chip compliant by December 31, 2015.

A chip card (also referred to as a “smart card”); is a credit or debit card that contains an embedded computer chip. A chip card is the next generation of credit and debit cards. Just like your current debit card, chip cards will require the cardholder to enter a Personal Identification Number (PIN).

Chip Technology promises to:

  • Reduce chargebacks.
  • Reduce fraud.
  • Simplify store operations.
  • Increase POS checkout speed.

Payment Card Industry: PCI Data Security Standards

Payment Card Industry: PCI Data Security Standards

DC Payments has successfully completed its annual certification to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Compliance with the PCI DSS requirements is a strong example of a commitment to providing the highest levels of protection for cardholder data environments.


The PCI DSS, a set of comprehensive requirements for enhancing payment account data security, was developed by the founding payment brands of the PCI Security Standards Council, including American Express®, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard® Worldwide and Visa® Inc. International, to help facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security measures on a global basis.

The PCI DSS is a multifaceted security standard that includes requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protective measures. This comprehensive standard is intended to help organizations proactively protect customer account data.

The PCI Security Standards Council will enhance the PCI DSS as needed to ensure that the standard includes any new or modified requirements necessary to mitigate emerging payment security risks, while continuing to foster wide-scale adoption.

Ongoing development of the standard will provide for feedback from the Advisory Board and other participating organizations. All key stakeholders are encouraged to provide input, during the creation and review of proposed additions or modifications to the PCI DSS.

The core of the PCI DSS is a group of principles and accompanying requirements, around which the specific elements of the DSS are organized:

Build and Maintain a Secure Network

Requirement 1: Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data.

Requirement 2: Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters.

Protect Cardholder Data

Requirement 3: Protect stored cardholder data.

Requirement 4: Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks.

Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program

Requirement 5: Use and regularly update anti-virus software.

Requirement 6: Develop and maintain secure systems and applications.

Implement Strong Access Control Measures

Requirement 7: Restrict access to cardholder data on a need-to-know basis.

Requirement 8: Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access.

Requirement 9: Restrict physical access to cardholder data.

Regularly Monitor and Test Networks

Requirement 10: Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data.

Requirement 11: Regularly test security systems and processes.

Maintain an Information Security Policy

Requirement 12: Maintain a policy that addresses information security.

To further the adoption of the PCI DSS, the PCI Security Standards Council defines credentials and qualifications for QSAs and ASVs. The PCI Security Standards Council also manages a global training and certification program for QSAs and ASVs.