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Cardstream's latest company news, technology updates and industry insights.

February 23, 2017

The Payment Facilitator

Behind the Payment Facilitator There is no one-way to process card payments. We always have a fundamental model of card processing: a terminal, a merchant account, and the party’s own ....

January 25, 2017

Just What are Blockchains Anyway?

Blockchains, a Work in Progress. I find it hard to imagine a topic more debated in FinTech than blockchains. I see speculation on blockchains is rife - however, blockchain's progress ....

December 29, 2016

FinTech and eCommerce 2016

End of year festivities always causes nostalgia and anticipation for the future. In this spirit, we should reflect on FinTech and eCommerce 2016, and consider 2017. There have been definite ....

December 20, 2016

Recurring Payments

What are Recurring Payments? Technology and buying behaviours both change. Cloud-based rentals via recurring payments are popular where we used to see physical products. Think Blockbusters versus Netflix, or Spotify ....

November 22, 2016

Black Friday 2016: Economy Fuel

Our economy, much like everything else, needs fuel. One of the key drivers for the economy is retail, so keeping our high streets buzzing and eCommerce stores thriving is important. ....

October 31, 2016

EU’s Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive

What is AML (Anti-Money Laundering)?   Security is paramount to Cardstream. We think about security at every level of our business, constantly evaluating our operations, functions and security to optimise ....

October 12, 2016

PayPal Integration

Cardstream are proud to announce that we are now fully integrated with PayPal, this is great news for all of our partners and their potential merchants. How can our PayPal ....

September 16, 2016

Pay Button

Sometimes people need a friendly reminder that their invoice is overdue, but sometimes that message can fall to the bottom of the pile. Sometimes arranging a call for a payment ....

August 12, 2016

PCI DSS 3.2 Changes

Audits affect all sectors in some shape or form. These exist to protect consumers and merchants, they are therefore extremely important, despite the fact they can sometimes cause a few ....

July 20, 2016

Back-up Merchant Accounts

  Being prepared is something that was always drummed into me as a child. From the enchanting Lion King song from the villainous Scar, being a Cub Scout and their ....