Category: Industry News

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 ....

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 ....

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 ....

May 11, 2018

Business Leader – Cardstream CEO Adam Sharpe Interview

Meet Adam Sharpe, once the youngest British driver to race at Le Mans and now the driving force of Fintech innovation   ADAM SHARPE is a self-confessed speed demon who ....

April 11, 2017

PSD2 – Terraforming the Payments Industry

Card Issuers have intertwined card payments with consumerism right now. Commerce is card-centric, whether in its cardholder-present or virtual form. Well, kiss goodbye to familiarity because the European Banking Association ....

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 ....

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 ....