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Billers

November 22, 2022

3 Ways To Optimize Meter-to-Cash With Smarter Bill Pay Practices

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Banking

November 18, 2022

More data means fewer places to hide for scammers

Banking

November 16, 2022

Discussion: The true scale of the APP scam challenge facing banks

Banking

November 15, 2022

Setting the Scenario, What Is Request to Pay?

Merchants

September 28, 2022

Decrypting Crypto: Staying Safe With Crypto Payments

As cryptocurrency payments in the merchant sector become more established, and merchants consider offering crypto as a way to pay, they will also be asking themselves if transactions are secure enough for everyday payments.

Merchants

August 17, 2022

New Experiences Driven by QR Codes

The use of QR codes for payments has made a giant leap forward over the past couple of years.

PCI scope for card payments

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.

Prime Time for Real-Time

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

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.

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.