Category: Small Business

The security of contactless payments – What to tell your customer

The security of contactless payments – What to tell your customer. Many shops offer contactless payments, and customers are quickly responding to this new trend. Given that contactless payments are fast and easy, the increased speed of payment has benefits for both the consumer and retailer, which is fuelling the rise in use. However, there […]

Taking payments in a gig-economy world

Taking payments in a gig-economy world. The world of business has loosened up in recent years, losing its rigid format. No longer does a person need to have a company name, registered head office, or even have fixed office premises in order to run their business. Often, contractors can work from home – or while […]

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Why SMEs benefit ‘massively’ from contactless payments

Why SMEs benefit ‘massively’ from contactless payments. A recent study has declared that SMEs benefit ‘massively’ from accepting cashless payments from customers. According to the research, which was carried out by e-commerce giant ECC Köln, more than half of the businesses surveyed (53%) stated that they have seen ‘positive improvements’ since embracing cashless payments, with […]

How embracing technology can help your hospitality business

How embracing technology can help your hospitality business. Trying to get a foot hold – a toe hold, even – in the hospitality business can be hair-raising, scary and frustrating. It is also magical when all your hard work begins to pay off and your little business begins to spread its wings and take off. […]

Valitor’s new A920 card terminal

Valitor’s new A920 card terminal. If you’re looking for an intelligent payment solution for your business, the PAX A920 Android Mobile Terminal may be the answer. The hand-held terminal helps payments to be made more quickly and efficiently, offering both businesses and customers a secure payment option. So, what exactly makes the PAX A920 Android […]

How biometrics will be the future for online payments

How biometrics will be the future for online payments. Biometrical data is becoming an increasingly frequent way to log into phones and tablets, due to it being quick and unique to each person. What’s more, with the popularity of cashless payments exploding in the last couple of years thanks to contactless, a need for secure […]

Do you need Wi-Fi for a card reader to work?

Do you need Wi-Fi for a card reader to work? We are becoming an increasingly cashless society. More and more people are utilising contactless card payments, which means fewer people carrying around physical cash to spend in stores. Therefore, any business that does not cater to people wanting to pay with plastic is likely to […]

SCA Regulatory Update

SCA Regulatory Update. Strong customer authentication (SCA) is a requirement of the EU Revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2) on payment service providers within the European Economic Area. The SCA will take effect on 14 September 2019 and require that electronic payments are performed with multi-factor authentication, to increase the security of electronic payments. The […]

Why customers love contactless payments

Contactless payments have seamlessly entered into the customer experience, and now most consumers are happy to pay contactless for items. In fact, customers will often opt to pay contactless for items that are under the £30 limit, rather than enter their pin. With over 50% of transactions being paid for by mediums other than cash, […]

What businesses need to know about PSD2

What businesses need to know about PSD2. Coming into force on the 14th September 2019, the Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) rules, part of the second Payment Service Directive (PSD2), are designed to improve fraud prevention methods and make online card payments safer for customers and merchants. Businesses need to understand these changes and take appropriate action to […]