Online payment processor SafeCharge International Group has agreed a deal to provide its services to all of the Rank Group’s UK-facing digital businesses.

The London-listed gaming operator, owners of the Grosvenor Casinos and Mecca Bingo brands, selected SafeCharge’s services after deciding to enhance customer data security.

It will deploy SafeCharge’s secure payment platform, risk management and PCI descoping solutions for all of the operator’s UK-facing digital businesses.

SafeCharge CEO David Avgi said that his company was committed to delivering innovative technologies for online and mobile payments.

“We are proud to be selected as a payments partner for a key online gaming group such as Rank. We have put every measure in place to ensure that Rank is satisfied with our innovative products and services.”

SafeCharge's risk management platform supports Rank's regulation compliance efforts and internal risk operations. Meanwhile, a tailored fraud screening profile has been created for Rank based on the company's business model and risk strategy.

Fraud prevention rules are processed in real-time, allowing Rank's risk team to instantly track and handle transactions that are rejected or flagged for manual review, reducing the rate of chargebacks and reducing the risk of fraud.

Along with added security, outsourcing the storage and transmission of sensitive debit and credit card information to SafeCharge means Rank should be able to reduce costs and manpower, and make the auditing process simpler.

Lesly Clifford, head of PR at Rank, said: “By utilizing SafeCharge's solution we are able to enhance our customer experience whilst giving us a solid payments presence. SafeCharge has vast expertise and experience in implementing similar systems within the gaming industry.

“We are confident that by improving our payments platform, we will be able to offer our customers an even higher level of protection against possible fraud.”