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May 25, 2022

Embracing Diversity When Working Across Cultures

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Banking

May 19, 2022

How to Unlock the Potential for Instant Payments?

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Banking

May 16, 2022

A Real-Time Payments Retrospective

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Banking

May 13, 2022

No Time To Waste Ahead of U.K.’s New Payments Architecture Launch

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Merchants

May 11, 2022

Can Payments Orchestration Help Business Sing? Here Are 10 Questions That Merchants Must Ask Themselves

Payments orchestration is the process of working with — or orchestrating — multiple payment providers, acquirers and banks to optimize customer experience and conversion, enhance cost savings, ensure regulatory compliance, improve fraud prevention processes and enable global coverage.

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Merchants

April 21, 2022

Can Sensitive Cardholder Data Be Shared Without Worrying About PCI Compliance?

In a previous blog post, Can Cardholder Data be Stored Without Involving PCI Scope?, we discussed how the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) says it is possible to store a unique token that represents a cardholder’s Primary Account Number (PAN).

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Merchants

March 23, 2022

Can Cardholder Data be Stored Without Involving PCI Scope?

Is it possible to store cardholder data without PCI scope? The short answer is no, but that doesn’t mean you cannot store a reference to it. Let me explain.

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Merchants

December 16, 2021

The Current Challenges of Buy Now, Pay Later

By now, everyone has either heard about, considered using or indeed fully adopted one or more of the BNPL payment methods available to consumers. Its meteoric rise as a prominent payment method is nothing short of spectacular, but as with anything new, there is room for improvement. In this post, we look at some of the challenges BNPL has in its current format.

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Merchants

December 1, 2021

Why Incremental Learning is a Gamechanger for Payments Fraud

Any innovation that helps merchants outfox fraudsters can’t come soon enough. An innovative, industry-first approach to machine learning, incremental learning represents a step change in fraud prevention. It identifies patterns earlier and more accurately, automating decisions and actions to keep merchants better protected than ever.

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Merchants

November 11, 2021

A Primer on Tokens, Tokenization, Payment Tokens and Merchant Tokens

Merchants around the world are navigating the world of tokens and tokenization, payment tokens and merchant tokens. When used properly, tokenization for retail merchants serves a dual use; it can be used to protect sensitive card data, and it can serve as an enabler for omni-commerce.

Prime Time for Real-Time

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

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Merchants

November 2, 2021

Protecting Payments with Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) and Tokenization

The superheroes of PCI compliance – Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) and Tokenization – serve to protect sensitive payments data in flight, or at rest in merchants’ databases. But tokenization has some additional superpowers, beyond protecting payments, which all omni-channel merchants should know about.

Data Security

Merchants

October 18, 2021

Data Is Evolving – Are Your Fraud Prevention Services Keeping Pace?

It’s a constant struggle – as consumer behavior evolves, so do fraud tactics, as fraudsters seek vulnerabilities exposed by rapid change. And there’s no disputing that the pandemic has changed consumer behavior and accelerated the adoption of digital payment methods.

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Merchants

September 8, 2021

Getting Medieval: A (Modern) Multilayered Approach to Payments Security

PCI compliance is a detailed and grueling process for a reason; fraudsters will exploit any weakness they can uncover. History has shown that even major merchants that consumers would assume are fully protected can get breached.

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Merchants

September 2, 2021

Payments Orchestration: Music to the Ears of Merchants?

Payments orchestration is a hot topic in eCommerce and involves working with multiple payment providers to optimize customer conversion, enhance cost savings and improve fraud prevention processes.

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Merchants

July 7, 2021

Buy Now Pay Later Growth: PayPal Pay Later

In our ongoing blog series covering Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL), we’ve begun exploring the explosive growth of such payment methods while wondering if BNPL is really worth the hype. We then spotlighted Klarna, one of the major BNPL providers. We’ll now examine another leading BNPL provider, PayPal.

Data and Analytics

Merchants

June 23, 2021

Monetizing Payments Data: How Merchants Can Leverage the Power of Analytics

In the world of commerce, everything is driven by data. The information that merchants collect and analyze determines the marketing channels they use, what products they stock and which customers they focus on.