Fat Zebra is an Australian-based online payment services company with an unusual name and some attractive options for small businesses looking to take credit card payments online.
They support American Express, MasterCard, Visa and JCB, with Tier 1 PCI DSS certification to demonstrate their security levels. You also get access to their additional Fraud Protection service and everything is controlled by an ‘intelligent’ dashboard to keep you in charge. Payments are made via Fat Zebra servers which are located in a secure data centre in Canberra, Australia, and they provide details of all the steps necessary for any staff member to gain access, and the encryption they use to safeguard customer data includes passwords stored as a non-reversible hash, and credit card data uses asymmetric encryption – for those interested, you can see more details on the Fat Zebra website .
Fat Zebra offers three types of account:
1. Solo – $20/month and 40c per transaction – includes 40 free transactions
2. Small – $50/month and 24c per transaction – includes 200 free transactions
3. Large – $100/month and 18c per transaction – includes 500 free transaction
Apart from that, there is a $110.00 annual fee for all plans.