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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

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 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.

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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

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.

Prime Time for Real-Time

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

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.

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Merchants

June 18, 2021

QR Codes Strike Back!

In the early 2010s, quick response (QR) codes were widely viewed as a challenger to NFC-based payments. While that held true in various Asian markets, QR codes remained largely absent from the U.S. and other western markets.

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Merchants

May 28, 2021

Manual Order Review: When Can Outsourcing Strengthen Your Last Line of Defense?

Manual order review (MOR) has often been referred to as the last line of defense to securing good revenue, but how does it fit into a merchant’s business? Striking the proper balance between automated fraud prevention tool(s) to allow legitimate orders to flow through, while identifying questionable ones, is a…

Merchants

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.

Merchants

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.

Merchants

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.