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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 […]

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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 […]

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What is a merchant account?

If you run a small or medium-sized business, then you will need a merchant account in order to accept payments by credit or debit card. Why are merchant accounts important? A merchant account is not like a business bank account, they are two separate things. […]

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How do card machines work?

Bank cards are ever growing as a method of payment in the UK and it is predicted that by 2026, 60 million card transactions will take place in the UK daily. As fewer and fewer people carry physical cash, cards become more and more responsible […]