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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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Banking

March 29, 2022

Real-Time in Real Life: The State of Real-Time Payments in the U.S.

A wave of digital change affecting both real-time payments and consumer behavior has swept across the world since the onset of the pandemic, but this wave was well underway before COVID-19 hit.

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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.

Merchants

January 19, 2022

Making the Most of Buy Now Pay Later – A Merchant’s Guide

Last month, we looked at some of the current challenges with buy now pay later (BNPL) solutions on the market. These included the high rates of credit approval declines, principally because most BNPL providers today only use prime lending. We saw that the cost of BNPL solutions is quite high for merchants, at 3-7 percent on top of normal credit card processing fees.

Banking

January 13, 2022

Emerging Forms of Payments Fraud and How to Tackle Them

In the first half of 2021, the UK lost £753.9 million to fraud, an increase of 30 percent compared to H1 2020, according to the most recent report by UK Finance. The report also revealed that banks using more advanced security systems were able to prevent an additional £736 million from being stolen.

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

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.

Merchants

November 30, 2021

New Customer Journeys and Merchant Payments Innovation – Q&A with IKEA Retail and VW Payments

In the past 12-18 months, there has been monumental change in the way that customers interact with merchants, with no sector or vertical left untouched.

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Merchants

November 23, 2021

Is Fraud Friction Dampening Your Holiday Sales?

Keeping checkout friction low is always an issue for merchants seeking to boost conversion, but even more so during the holiday season, when offers and promotions aim to pull in new customers and drive higher sales.

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Merchants

November 17, 2021

Ringing Out Against Mobile Fraud

As peak season fast approaches, more people of all ages will be powering up their phones to browse and buy.

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Merchants

November 15, 2021

Buy Now Pay Later: Taking A Closer Look at Affirm

As we quickly approach the peak shopping season in Europe and North America (Black Friday and Cyber Monday are less than a month away), it’s time to take a closer look at one of the major “Buy Now, Pay Later” (BNPL) players in the United States.