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June 18, 2021

QR Codes Strike Back!


June 15, 2021

Transformations and Trends Reshaping Payments in the Pacific

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June 9, 2021

Real-Time Payments Fraud Detection: Smashing the Data Bottleneck with Network Intelligence

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June 8, 2021

The Buy Now Pay Later Boom: Spotlight on Klarna

Businesswoman using a smartphone to buy something online


June 8, 2021

The Buy Now Pay Later Boom: Spotlight on Klarna

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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…

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May 12, 2021

BNPL: Is It Worth the Hype?

Currently one of the fastest growing payment methods globally, “Buy Now, Pay Later” (BNPL) is gaining momentum among younger shoppers as well as their older cohorts, with particularly strong growth in segments such as fashion.

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April 8, 2021

EMV at the Pump: Is It Really That Secure?

Last weekend I went spring skiing, well spring snowboarding — but you know what I mean. It was sunny, with temperatures in the 50s — an epic day of carving mashed potatoes to close my snowboarding season.

Mobile Payment Fraud Verification


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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March 23, 2021

What Merchants Should Do To Ensure They Don’t Miss the SCA Deadline

Just as we emerge from one of the most turbulent years most businesses have ever experienced, the enforcement of strong customer authentication (SCA) under the PSD2 directive has hit for merchants across the EU, with the U.K. set to follow in September 2021.

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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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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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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March 2, 2021

Assessing the Acronyms: Without PSD2, Is 3DS for SCA Relevant for U.S. Merchants?

PSD2 has been the “talk of the town” in European payments for the last few years—and the final piece of the puzzle, strong customer authentication (SCA), has certainly been a source of spirited conversation across the payments ecosystem.

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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.

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February 16, 2021

Merchants and PSPs See Multiple Benefits to Multi-Acquiring

The old saying “less is more” is certainly true of many things in merchant payments. Less complexity, lower costs, less admin and infrastructure to manage—these all deliver tangible benefits to merchants and payment service providers (PSPs).


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.