MiGS (MasterCard Internet Gateway Service) is an integral part of the MasterCard product portfolio. MiGS is a complete payment solution for Merchants and Acquiring Banks that require a secure and more efficient way to process payments from customers across all acceptance channels for global credit cards and charge cards. The Continuum iPS will securely capture all relevant customer payment information and will, where applicable, redirect that payment information to the MiGS platform. MiGS will then communicate with the relevant issuing bank to seek authorisation from the issuing bank. MiGS will respond to the iPS platform with the appropriate status allowing Continuum to continue with the transaction process. Continuum employs a combination of direct-to-issuer authorisations with switch-to-acquirer authorisation.