, Secure Trading Group’s acquiring bank, has been taken on by prestigious hotel the Weston Hotel to integrate internal data systems through its acquiring platform and clearing solution.

London, January 2019 – Secure Trading Group has announced that it has added its acquiring platform ( to the existing global gateway solutions provided to the Weston Hotel, an esteemed Victorian hotel located on the North Yorkshire coast. Secure Trading have provided payment gateway services for the Weston Hotel for the past 4 years, and the addition of a direct acquiring relationship represents a move towards consolidating services under one provider.

The Weston Hotel were looking to streamline their online payments ecosystem by bringing their acquiring bank and payment gateway under one roof, and with one point of contact from Secure Trading to manage the relationship. The move ensures that Weston’s payment systems reconcile perfectly with each other by replicating data across these systems and ensuring that all features of Secure Trading’s gateway and acquiring bank can be used together, optimising the booking and checkout process.

In addition, Secure Trading’s gateway stability, global acquiring network with over 40 banks and an attractive pricing model facilitated by the lengthy relationship between the two parties, were deciding factors entreating the Weston Hotel to develop its payments relationship with ST Group.

“Secure Trading’s attention to detail when it comes to customer service was a key influence is deciding to take them on as acquirer. We have a dedicated account manager who is always available, as well as access to a friendly and helpful UK-based support team,” John Simms, Owner of the Weston Hotel, said. “No matter where our guests are booking from, Secure Trading’s array of local payment methods make the process simple and fast. They have proven to be a fantastic gateway provider up to this point, so it only makes sense for us to develop this relationship by adding to our payments system.”

“Our gateway has been constantly processing payments with no downtime for over 17 years, so we have huge confidence in what we do. We’re excited that the Weston Hotel, one of the major hotels on the North Yorkshire coast, has shared this confidence and has extended its commitment to our services,” Jonathan O’Connor, Chief Commercial Officer of Secure Trading said. “We are also currently diversifying into Point of Sale payments, so we will soon be able to develop our relationship even further with the Weston Hotel and other major players in the hospitality sector.” 

Secure Trading, and Secure Trading USA form Secure Trading Group, which provides intelligent payment gateway and merchant acquiring solutions across a number of verticals. The group’s specialised approach to global, online and omnichannel payments is transforming the way that customers and partners interact. All three have their own unique identity, yet collaborate creatively to provide first-class solutions, exclusively tailored to the needs of our clients. The defining traits that unite the three companies are vast future-proof product portfolios, international offering, specialist expertise and pro-active relationships with partners and clients. We have a strong internal team culture of client and partner first. Powering Payments … Powering Commerce.                           

About the Weston Hotel

Best described as a boutique style hotel, we are fully independent, owned and operated by ourselves. We have a passion for hospitality and are confident we deliver a more personal and individual experience.

Our handsome Victorian hotel enjoys a prestigious position on the elegant Esplanade in Scarborough. We have 32 bedrooms, Restaurant, Bar, Lounge and Library all inside our fully refurbished building. The front facing rooms all enjoy panoramic views across the bay, from the Norman castle and harbour area in the North, to Cayton Bay and Filey Brigg in the South. Since taking over the hotel in 2010 we have enjoyed excellent reviews and many repeat visits from satisfied guests.

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