About Us

SecureTrading Financial Services Ltd (Secure Trading Financial Services) is a new kind of acquirer.

We were established in 2014 as part of the UC Group of companies. Our focus from the start was speed and simplicity for our merchants – we created a unique paperless application process that can get merchants boarded in 48 hours, and a PCI DSS portal to enable our merchants to complete their self-assessment online.

SecureTrading Financial Services Ltd is a Financial Institution licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA”) and can deliver end-to-end acquiring services across Europe.

The UC Group incorporates:

  • Secure Trading, a leading payment services provider, with the most secure and reliable online payment gateway and an end-to-end payments platform for high-risk operators – ST-1.
  • Cognosec, a governance, risk and compliance specialist, Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV). Cognosec helps organisations meet regulatory demands and operate with the most stringent levels of security.
  • Secure Trading Financial Services, an acquiring bank licensed across Europe.