AXA Philippines has recently received the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) certification. The PCI-DSS is a global certification to confirm secure online credit card payments and transactions.
This means that AXA customers can rest assured that they can safely and conveniently transact with AXA using their credit cards.
“At AXA Philippines, we’re very meticulous about our customers’ experience, especially their security. With the certification from PCI-DSS, they can rest easier knowing that their information remains private and protected,” said Rahul Hora, AXA Philippines president and chief executive officer.
The PCI-DSS provides the standards for the processes and systems that merchants and vendors use to protect information. This includes cardholder data such as the cardholder’s name, the primary account number, the card’s expiration date, and the security code.
Moreover, the PCI-DSS certification assures customers that personal data is authenticated, encrypted, and protected in each step of the transaction process — from card reader to mobile phone to server. The system also ensures that a customer’s credit card information is never stored in the smartphone used and is protected from various theft schemes such as skimming.
The program kicked off in September 2018 and AXA Philippines acquired certification starting December 2020.