Masterpark, Lloyds TSB Cardnet & Central Parking System selects 3C for the first UK EMV implementation

LUXEMBOURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3C Communications International S.A., the leading card payment processing company, is pleased to announce today its selection by Central Parking System, the world's largest parking company, Lloyds TSB Cardnet and Masterpark car parks for the introduction of the first UK certified EMV parking solution, i.e. chip and PIN authenticated car park payments. The card transaction processing for both on and off-Street parking has received the Official EMV Certification from MasterCard and VISA.
For all the participants, it is a UK first in chip & PIN parking payments. Indeed, while Central Parking System is the first parking operator to achieve a chip & PIN implementation, Masterpark Car Parks in the City of Westminster are the first local authority off-street service to introduce a solution certified with the EMV security requirements. Lloyds TSB Cardnet also played a key role in this first UK EMV implementation, acting as the acquirer bank of the project; they have applied continuous cooperation and knowledge to get the EMV certification achieved for both on and off-street parking solutions. Supported by the Thales' and Zeag's technologies, the 3C International's solution has been the first to gain certification in the demanding unattended payment terminal environment for the parking market.

"Implementing chip and PIN to offer enhanced card payment services in Westminster's car park has been a huge achievement. The collaboration with 3C International has facilitated the whole process thanks to their deep knowledge in card technologies," says Andrew Marshall, Managing Director, Central Parking System.

"As a local authority, we had to be the first to introduce the required security payment system; that is why we have chosen 3C," adds Kevin Goad, Head of Parking, Westminster Council. "We are very proud to say this high security system for payment in parking will soon be up and running in the City of Westminster."

"No matter where you are, whether it's in a car park or in a shop, security is paramount. Together with 3C, Lloyds TSB Cardnet ensures transactions are processed according to the full EMV requirements. This is the only way to gain certification and help grow this new market," reports Kevin Coles, Head of Business Enterprise, Lloyds TSB Cardnet.

"Our partnership with Thales, Zeag and Hectronic is a successful project since it has led us to the most advanced solution for the parking industry in the UK. Being the first to get the EMV certification and the first to implement this solution both increases our expertise in card payment processing and reinforces our pole position on this market," claims Michael Balzer, CEO, 3C International.

3C International has enhanced its product functionality to be compliant with the latest EMV security requirements. 3C's card payment services are equally applicable for on and off-street parking.

About 3C International

logo_3C International.jpg3C International is the leading card payment processing company. Founded by Jan Stenbeck in 1986, 3C is part of the major alternative pan European telecom operator Tele2 AB.

Operating for 20 years in over 24 countries worldwide, 3C's mission is to deliver high quality and cost effective payment solutions to enable customers to optimize their business.

3C is providing innovative card processing solutions for various industry and market segments, such as Retail, Hospitality, Vending, Ticketing, Kiosks, Car Parks, Pay & Display and eCommerce. With a mix of local and global solutions 3C can assist customers in reducing their operating cost related to card processing. Product Development, Project Management, Managed Services, Consultancy and Customer Service form part of the complete service offering 3C is providing to the market.

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About Central Parking System

central parking system.gifCentral Parking System of UK Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Central Parking Corporation, the world's largest parking services provider a $multimillion turnover company listed on the New York stock exchange. We are a major supplier of standard and bespoke on street and off street parking enforcement, and car park management together with ancillary services to both public and private clients within the parking industry. At Central Parking System we are passionate about parking and we believe that our people are the key to our continued success.

About Lloyds TSB Cardnet

lloyd tsb.gifCardnet is the card acceptance service of Lloyds TSB.

Cardnet is a joint venture with First Data, the Worlds largest card processor. Together we have a history of understanding and supporting businesses of all sizes and delivering a quality service and product. As well as the day to day business of accepting cards we also offer a range of specialised services to reflect any changes to business and markets.

About Masterpark Car Parks

parkmarklogo.jpgMasterpark is the off-street car parking service provided by Westminster City Council, and operates 17 car parks throughout central London, offering secure, convenient parking for thousands of residents, visitors and businesses each year. All Masterpark car parks have been awarded Safer Car Park status by the British Parking Association, and operate to the excellent standards set by Westminster Council for its parking service.


3C International
Agnes Derderian, +46 (0)73 650 3534
Central Parking System of UK Ltd
Mary Hicks, +44 (0) 1895 272500
Lloyds TSB Press Office
020 7356 2493
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