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September 26, 2019

Benefits of using an online payment gateway

The benefits of using an online payment gateway By now you know HOW to start accepting card payments online, and WHAT an online payment gateway is. Let’s now tackle WHY ....

August 28, 2019

How to Identify a great payment partner for your software business

As a software developer, you know just how important user experience is. In fact, you’ve probably spent many an early morning and late-night slaving over the design of your interface, ....

July 26, 2019

PSD2: Understanding Strong Customer Authentication

PSD2: Get Set for Strong Customer Authentication PSD2 has changed the landscape of banking forever – breaking the monopoly that banks have traditionally held over their customers’ account data. Good ....

June 28, 2019

How do online payment gateways work?

Online payment gateways 101 – All you need to know EDI, HTTPS, VBV – shesh, payment gateways sure do love their acronyms (and if you need a little help with ....

May 28, 2019

What improvements can be found with 3DS 2.0?

3DS 1.0 - consumers and merchants the world over may not have known its name, but they sure knew of the maddening problems it could cause at the checkout. False ....

April 28, 2019

Will Biometrics Replace Plastic Cards?

Biometric technology is everywhere – from smartphones to buildings, onto schools and even airports. So the natural next step for biometrics seems to be banking. Indeed, with Apple having launched ....

March 26, 2019

Will The UK Become A Cashless Society?

In the UK, the practice of paying is at a tipping point, with cards finally overtaking cash this year. It’s taken a long time for this to happen, but this ....

February 26, 2019

Are Mobile Payments The Future?

In 2017 mobile payments in the UK topped £975m – accounting for a staggering 328% increase year on year [1]. With such remarkable growth, it seems the right time to ....

January 28, 2019

What Are Alternative Payment Methods?

Despite card payments only over taking cash this year, could (and should) another big change be just around the corner with Alternative Payment Methods (APMs for short). In this blog ....

December 21, 2018

Payment Trends of 2018

Here we are, in the season of yearly industry roundups and predictions for the coming year. As we countdown to 2019, we want to look forward to the changes and ....