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Banking

September 15, 2021

Why Real-Time Payments and Why Now?

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Billers

September 9, 2021

Understanding Alternative (Bill) Payment Methods

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Merchants

September 8, 2021

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

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Merchants

September 2, 2021

Payments Orchestration: Music to the Ears of Merchants?

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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.

Data Security

Merchants

August 24, 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.

Merchants

June 24, 2021

Amazon Prime Day: We All Love a Good Bargain… So Do Fraudsters

Each year, Amazon’s Prime Day event proves to be even more successful than the last in terms of sales volume. And this year was no exception.

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 22, 2021

Converting Holdouts to Digital Payments: An Opportunity for Grocers?

Consumers have increasingly turned to online shopping over the past year, including for groceries and essentials, accelerating the pace of digital adoption as consumer behavior rapidly evolves. For Millennials and Gen Z, this wasn’t much of an adjustment. For older generations, this represented a marked shift from pre-pandemic behaviors.

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

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

April 8, 2021

EMV at the Pump: Is It Really That Secure?

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Mobile Payment Fraud Verification

Merchants

March 30, 2021

Could Increased Fraud Make the Mobile Payments Boom a Revenue Bust for Merchants?

Mobile payments are fast becoming mainstream, with ACI merchant customers seeing 30 percent of all eCommerce transactions in 2020 being made on mobile devices. In the United States, adoption is higher, with 42 percent of eCommerce transactions in 2020 on mobile – that’s a year-on-year growth rate of 55 percent.

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Merchants

March 18, 2021

Building Resilience and Flexibility Through Multi-Acquiring

At one time, merchants saw payments simply as the cost of doing business. Today, however, payments are seen as a strategic battleground—one that can drive revenue and loyalty when done right.

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Merchants

March 11, 2021

Touchless Payments: A Major Opportunity for Grocers

The grocery shopping experience has changed significantly in recent years. What was once a simple, traditional trip to the store has now evolved into a variety of consumer journeys spanning multiple delivery channels.

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Merchants

February 23, 2021

The European Commission’s Retail Payments Strategy: What’s in There and Why Is It Important?

In September 2020, the European Commission (EC) published the European Retail Payments Strategy (RPS), which is now being reviewed by the Council of the European Union in view of adopting its draft conclusions on the RPS.