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We want you to feel totally confident in the security of our payment system. This is why we chose WorldPay to provide our online credit card system.

WorldPay in the UK is part of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, one of the major high street banks. When you make a payment for your listing all of your card details are handled on their high security computers.

Our web site generates your listings and calculates the amounts you need to pay. When its time for you to enter your card details we pass you across to the WorldPay servers. You may see a message appear on your computer telling you that you are entering a secure area and you will see a padlock or key at the bottom of your screen to verify this.

At this point all of the information being sent from your computer to the payment system is encrypted so no-one can steal your details as they pass over the internet. To give you an idea of how hard it would be to get hold of your card details......

  • first you have to intercept the data as it travels between your computer your ISP and the bank - like tapping a telephone call
  • second you have to identify the message with the card details from the hundreds of thousands passing through
  • finally you have to break the encryption to see the message content

We use 128 bit encryption to secure your details. This means that there are more than 300 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 key combinations to try. With even the fastest computers working full time on this it would take thousands of years to find the right combination. Chances are your card will have expired by then!

To make sure there is no way your details can escape through our company we never see or touch them. Your payment details are totally handled by the bank using their ultra secure servers. We are only told if your card was authorised or not.

As we use a subscription system called FuturePay we again rely on the bank's computers to handle your account. We request payments as your subscription runs out and they take the payments direct from you on our behalf.