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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions about UATP and its services.

What does UATP stand for?

UATP was launched in 1936 as Universal Air Travel Plan. Over the years UATP has built a global payments network and created innovative payment solutions for the complex travel industry. Today, UATP also puts its expertise to work as one of the largest global payments platforms in the world.

How is a UATP account payment processed?

UATP is processed just like any other form of payment.
UATP offers the convenience and security of virtual accounts, enabling businesses to safely and efficiently manage payments online.

How are UATP transactions authorized?

UATP operates its own authorization system, ATCAN, which allows transaction verification 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The system offers enhanced security through credit limits, address verification, velocity checks and expiry date verification. ATCAN is UATP’s central, global transaction processing system; a network that acquires data on behalf of members and consolidates within the UATP ATCAN system.

How do I become a processing partner?

To learn how to become a Processing Partner, please contact us.

How do I keep up with UATP activities and developments?

Contact us here and make sure to check the boxes to receive UATP information and newsletters.

Where are the UATP offices?

UATP headquarters are located in Washington, DC with additional offices located around the world. Click here for contact information.

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