How a Hosted Payment Page can support your club

As clubs continue to shift away from tangible cash payments, innovative hosted payment technology is being widely accepted as a reliable, trustworthy payment system. 

Find out more about what a Hosted Payment Page is and how it can benefit a club just like yours.


What is a Hosted Payment Page?

A Hosted Payment Page is a separately hosted web page that provides clubs with a simple, safe and secure way to process transactions. 

At Latpay, security is at the forefront of everything we do. Our Level 1 PCI Certification holds us accountable to continuously ensure our compliance with the highest standard of data security set by the card industry. 

This level of security means that sensitive payment information is never stored on your servers. Instead, we store your customer data using our PCI accredited encryption. You retain the token number, and we keep the last four digits of the card, so that customer payment information is incredibly difficult to trace. In doing so, your club member’s details are kept to the highest level of security and your site is also PCI compliant.

Not only does this process minimise the risk of fraud, but it also offers members a simple, one-click payment process so there’s no need to enter their card details each time they need to make a payment. This process was developed to ensure the safety of your member’s sensitive information whilst also facilitating hassle-free payments between your members and your clubs. Which means you get paid on time, every time.


What are the benefits of a Hosted Payment Page?

When you choose to use a Hosted Payment Page, not only does the tokenisation feature mean each transaction is held to the highest level, but it also means you can increase repeat business with simple, one-click payments. We also ensure every transaction is checked in real-time by a human so that if any fraudulent behaviour were to present itself, it is identified and rectified immediately.

To ensure your Hosted Payment Page appears to be a legitimate extension of your current site, you have the option to fully customise it in line with your brand/club. This includes your club colours, fonts and logo to ensure alignment between your payment processing page and your club website. This feature nurtures a more relaxed environment so members feel comfortable providing their sensitive information and making repeat purchases.

Finally, our Hosted Payment Pages are a cost-effective way of accepting a range of different payments through your website or mobile site, providing both you and your members with a seamless and convenient checkout process.


Accept payments through your website, hassle-free

With our Hosted Payment Page, you can be sure your club and its members are protected to the highest standard.

Provide your members with a simple way to pay and receive payments on time with your own fully-branded Hosted Payment Page.

You can find out more information about our Hosted Payment Pages or get in touch and speak to one of our friendly team.

How your club or association can get paid faster, hassle-free

As a club or associations manager, you have far more important things to worry about than chasing up outstanding payments. 

Luckily, with innovative technology, those hours previously invested in managing your organisation’s income streams, can now be focused on driving your businesses goals

Keep reading to find out our five tips for seamless payments so you can spend more time improving the experiences and cash flow of your club. 


Recurring Payments

Make payments easy for members 

Direct debit payments automatically withdraw the agreed amount from a member’s given account on a recurring basis. 

In doing so, you can eliminate the need for handling of cash as well as reduce human error when it comes time to closing your tills. 

Direct debit payments are also a great way to streamline your cash flow and facilitate seasonal renewals. 


Eliminate complex cash management processes 

A direct debit payment system is just as convenient for your members as it is for you, enabling you to simply set it and forget it. 

Latpay’s real-time reporting allows you to manage your club’s transactions, refunds and batch payments (e.g. staff payroll) and view daily balance and payout reports. 

This set and forget mentality and increased visibility of transactions saves time, energy and money so you can get back to putting effort into what’s really important – your club and the community. 


Agree on clear payment terms 

Agreeing on clear payment terms ensures your members understand their obligations and continue to meet them. 


Establish a payment arrangement with a limited number of debtor days 

When making a payment arrangement, ensure that you minimise the debtor days. 

In other words, keep the days between when the member is invoiced and when they need to have paid you to a minimum.


Hosted Payment Pages

Accept payments through your website

Hosted Payment Pages. are a cost-effective solution for accepting payments via your website or mobile device.

You can completely customise your Hosted Payments Page to your brand and brand colours so members don’t notice the redirection to our securely hosted PCI compliant environment.


PCI Compliant Protection

Every transaction that passes through a Latpay Hosted Payment Page is covered with PCI Level 1 Certification.

This means that the sensitive information each customer provides when processing a payment is fully encrypted and secure.


Seamless and Convenient Checkout Process

Once your member has used the secure Hosted Payment Page once, they can opt to have their payment details stored and therefore, only use one-click every time they want to make a payment (for upcoming competitions, etc).

Integrating a Hosted Payments Page is a solution that works for clubs big and small, and can be up and running within 24 hours. 


Payments made easy with Latpay 

Recurring payments and Hosted Payment Pages are designed to make accepting payments easy for your club and/or association.

To find out how to get your system up and running for, contact us today

You might also want to check out The best payment systems for clubs and associations in a ‘post’ COVID world to find out more information.

We’re on the list of Visa Global Registry of Service Providers

Our commitment to compliance has once again been showcased after recently being announced as a service provider on the Visa Global Registry. For merchants, this means that Latpay is compliant with both the Visa program requirements and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) to store, process or transmit Visa cardholder information.

The Visa Global Registry of Service Providers:

The Visa Global Registry has been compiled to make it easier for customers to choose the best merchant service provider for their needs. It’s important to note that:

  1. The Registry now distinguishes service providers that support secure technologies, such as EMV, tokenization and point-to-point encryption.
  2. Merchants can now check how long the provider has had a relationship with one of Visa’s clients or partners, which can be useful for a technology partner looking for a start-up versus an established company.
  3. The Registry also features service providers that are early adopters of the most recent version of the PCI DSS 3.2, which was released in April 2016. The key changes included a multi-factor authentication for administrators accessing cardholder data and additional security validation steps for service providers.

To learn more, visit the Visa Global Registry of Service Providers.

Why our compliance is good for your business:

  1. Protect yourself

Acquiring a compliant merchant service provider ensures that your business is meeting all legal and compliance requirements. In order to be cleared to take payments both on and offline, there are numerous hoops to jump through to ensure you’re providing a secure service for your customers. Working with Latpay takes the stress out of compliance obligations so you can get back to business.

  1. Protect your customers

As well as meeting all your legal requirements, working with a highly secure and compliant merchant service provider like Latpay ensures that your customers are protected from theft and fraud. Your customers are the lifeblood of your business, so protecting them against unauthorised transactions is critical. More than this, it also safeguards your business against reputational loss that often follows a financial breach.

  1. Allow customers to shop with confidence

When shoppers are confronted with unknown or untrustworthy payment systems, it forces them to think twice about making their purchase. Offering the highest security measures and trusted payment platforms can help your customers feel confident with their purchases and therefore less likely to second guess their decision. The transaction journey should be smooth sailing, allowing the customer to pay for goods or services without a second thought. Latpay can help you offer the peace of mind your customers need to shop with absolute confidence.

If you find that your payment service provider isn’t offering you the highest levels of data security and PCI compliance, it’s time to start shopping around.

Why choose Lateral Payment Solutions:

As a leading Payment and Merchant Service Provider in Australia, UK and Canada, Latpay offer superior fraud management capabilities and data tokenisation services to online businesses around the world.

With industry-leading technology, exceptional Level 1 PCI compliance and fraud management proficiencies, Latpay are proud to provide a truly complete payment solution for companies of all shapes and sizes.

Talk to us on 1800 865 224 to see how we can alleviate the hassles of security and compliance, so you can get back running your business.

Getting Started for Business with Merchant Services

Whether you’re starting up a new venture, taking your business to the next level or expanding your avenues, having the right Merchant Services for your needs is absolutely essential. To help you kick off sales this quarter, let’s run through what Merchant Services are and the various options available to you.

What are Merchant Services / MSP?

Merchant services are the terminals, technology or software employed by a business to take payments by EFTPOS, credit and debit cards. Therefore, the MSP or Merchant Service Provider is the company that manages the operation of these systems. After taking card payment, the chosen system would then settle the payment into the bank account linked with the terminal or software provider.

So which payment system should I choose for my business?

It all depends on your business needs; small businesses, for instance, would have different payment requirements to a large corporation. By the same token, a brick-and-mortar retail store would have different needs to a professional service provider.

There are loads of options available to all kinds of businesses. Let’s take a look at some of these now.

In-store terminals / Point of Sale (POS)

An in-store terminal or POS system is the method employed by a business to take payment for their goods or services at the cash register. This is a combination of software and hardware, including a monitor, barcode scanner, card reader, receipt printer and cash draw. The software component of a POS terminal may be deployed on premise via installed software or through a cloud-based system commonly known as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Cash and Eftpos terminals are primarily used in brick-and-mortar stores as they lack mobility or capacity to take online payments.

mPos (mobile POS)

 mPos solutions are a really convenient way of taking payments on the go. You don’t even need a website to get started, as payments are taken directly through an app on your mobile. This type of payment solution is perfect for pop-up businesses, personal trainers, sales reps and anyone who needs to take payments while on the road. mPos software also allows you to accept a range of payment options, including tap-and-go, to ensure you’re offering your customers the method they’re most comfortable with.

eCommerce / Shopping Carts

For eCommerce businesses, having a secure and reliable online payment solution is critical. Essentially, your chosen shopping cart will be integrated into your website, which will then connect with your MSP. Reliable shopping carts can provide seamless checkout processes for your customers and therefore encourage repeat purchases. Most innovative MSPs will be looking to expand their integrations and offer custom integrations, so keep an eye out for this when acquiring their services.

Hosted Payment

A hosted payment page allows you to accept payments through your website by redirecting customers to your MSPs hosted payment page. This method is an economical way of taking payments as there are no development or security fees involved with implementation. A good MSP will also be able to offer a branded page that reflects your website to make users feel like they haven’t moved away from your page.

What to look for when choosing an MSP?

For obvious reasons, merchants are eager to partner with a reliable and reputable MSP to manage their business transactions. However, this market is becoming increasingly saturated and it can be difficult for new businesses to distinguish which company will work best for them. If you’re looking to acquire your first MSP (or are unhappy with your current service), here are a few of our top tips to choosing the best MSP for your business:

  1. Before approaching an MSP, do some research into the options you are interested in acquiring for the specific needs of your business. If an MSP doesn’t offer the services or systems you’re interested in, move on to the next one.
  2. Look into the costs and recurrent fees of each MSP, making sure that your chosen one is good value for money compared with their competitors.
  3. Read the terms and conditions in the product disclosure statement or financial services guide to make sure you fully understand the level of service they are offering and whether it aligns with your needs.
  4. Look for online reviews and customer stories about their customer support; if many of their customers seem unhappy with the service, then maybe this particular MSP isn’t the best choice.

Why Latpay?

Latpay have more than 17 years’ experience delivering merchant facilities and bespoke payment systems to businesses of all shapes and sizes. We deploy robust, secure and innovative technology to allow your business to thrive – all with Level 1 PCI compliance. We also offer 24-hour dedicated technical support to ensure we’re here when you need help. To find out more about Latpay’s Merchant Facilities, follow the link or give us a call on 07 5515 0402