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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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% […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Three benefits of paying with contactless

First introduced in 2007, contactless payments have since become one of the most popular types of payment in retail. How are contactless payments made? Payments via contactless are made by tapping your contactless card or device over a reader which will then process and accept […]

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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 […]

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How to pay using Apple Pay

Apple Pay was unveiled by Apple back in 2014 as a solution for authenticating payments on multiple devices within Apple’s own ecosystem. Today, owners of iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches and other Apple products can use their device’s integrated near field communication (NFC) system to make […]