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June 18, 2021

QR Codes Strike Back!


June 15, 2021

Transformations and Trends Reshaping Payments in the Pacific

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June 9, 2021

Real-Time Payments Fraud Detection: Smashing the Data Bottleneck with Network Intelligence

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June 8, 2021

The Buy Now Pay Later Boom: Spotlight on Klarna

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April 8, 2021

EMV at the Pump: Is It Really That Secure?

Last weekend I went spring skiing, well spring snowboarding — but you know what I mean. It was sunny, with temperatures in the 50s — an epic day of carving mashed potatoes to close my snowboarding season.


January 7, 2021

Merchants Don’t Need a Payments Gateway, They Need a Payments Hub

The term “payments gateway” over-simplifies what it takes to process a payment. The terminology comes from the early days of online payment processing, but has now entered the vernacular for all aspects of merchant payments, including online, mobile and in-store.


December 16, 2020

Adding Fuel to the Fraud Fire

Payments fraud is a widespread and difficult issue in the fuel segment. Fuel dispensers are a common target for certain types of fraud – and fuel merchants often lack visibility into the level and impact of that fraud.


November 24, 2020

Agnosticity: Giving Fuel Merchants the Freedom and Flexibility to Innovate

The absolute minimum that customers demand from their transaction at the fuel stop is a fast, convenient and secure payments experience. But there is also room for fuel merchants to build loyalty and boost upselling by delivering more than just a good price on fuel and a fast payments process.


November 18, 2020

Do Merchants Have the Right Tools to Tune Their Engines for the Innovation Race?

2020 has been a year of many, many changes, across nearly all walks of life and business. One beacon of light is that these circumstances have pressed the digital acceleration button, in some cases advancing digital uptake and innovation by years, within a matter of a few months.


September 17, 2020

Platform Driven Payments Can Drive Improved Profitability for Fuel and Convenience Store Merchants

Those of us who drive often don’t think too much about refueling our cars unless or until our tanks are nearing empty. And as long as the price is acceptable and the transaction efficient, a quick, convenient fill up is all we need.

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As the world adopts real-time payments, how does your market stand to benefit?


August 31, 2020

Only One-Third of Major Fuel Merchants Have Fully Implemented EMV and 20 Percent are Still in the Planning Stage

Earlier this year, we blogged about the issue of EMV implementation in the U.S. fuel sector and the fraud issues fuel merchants can expect to see if they’re not ready by the extended April 2021 deadline.


August 27, 2020

Omni-Commerce Is Heating Up the Merchant Token Revolution

Merchants around the world have embraced the wisdom of keeping sensitive customer data (such as card numbers) out of their own environments, with tokens emerging as the tool of choice to bridge the gap. Merchant functions — including reservations, returns, reporting, rewards, research, reconciliation and more — have typically required access to sensitive data, but a series of high-profile breaches has highlighted the need to store card numbers in tightly secured safe harbors.


August 20, 2020

How National Central Infrastructure Initiatives for Real-time Payments Create Immediate Business Opportunities for Merchants

More and more countries and regional alliances are investing in the creation of new financial market infrastructures. Governments and leaders of central banks have decided that the finance industry needs investment to be fit for the demands of digital economies, suitable for the trailblazing businesses of the fourth industrial revolution.


August 12, 2020

Defense in Depth: Fighting Fraud in India with a Multi-Layered Approach

There’s a quip, albeit ironic, making the rounds as forwarded emails and messages – “Who’s driving digital transformation among enterprises: CEO or CIO? The correct answer is COVID-19.” Going beyond impacting global well-being, COVID-19 is pushing the corporate world to rapidly introduce new measures for business continuity. Diametrically opposite to continuity, the black swan event of the novel coronavirus is creating disruption in terms of exploitation and fraud perpetration – especially in the banking and financial sector.


August 4, 2020

Introducing Incremental Learning: An Industry-First Boost for Fraud Prevention

In our previous blog on machine learning, we sought to clarify its role in fraud prevention for merchants. To summarize, it can be an extremely effective way to identify patterns of fraud in a manner and at a speed that humans cannot. It is a critical tool in the fight against fraud, especially when used as part of a multi-layered fraud solution.


July 29, 2020

Machine Learning: Separating Fact from Fraud Fiction for Merchants

Machine learning is a broad discipline about which many claims, sometimes extravagant, are made. In recent years, it has often been hailed as the most effective answer to stopping payments fraud. At ACI, we’ve been working with machine learning models to prevent fraud for over two decades – and we know they can play a critical role in improving fraud detection accuracy. Here we bring together a few insights on how models can be used most effectively.