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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 […]


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 […]


Revolutionary trends in e-commerce

The convenience and effectiveness of e-commerce have made it a rapidly growing method of transaction globally. The constant technological advancements in online payments, coupled with developments in related areas such as financial technology (FinTech) have made it difficult to keep up with the latest trends. […]


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

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 […]


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% […]


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 […]


Hurst’s Bakery kneads card payments

Hurst’s Bakery has been a successful baker, serving the people of Birkenhead & the Wirral with fresh bakery products for over 100 years. Established in 1909, Hurst’s bakeries have grown considerably in size and consist of a chain of 9 shops. Hurst’s Bakeries did not […]


How to take card payments over the phone

Taking card payments over the phone is becoming increasingly important for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). If you offer delivery on products, you are a merchant that is mobile, or if you sell services that require a deposit to secure goods or services, then the […]