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Working with a Payment Gateway

A payment gateway is a system that merchants use to accept credit and debit payments. The gateway creates a juncture between two important channels where money travels—one end of the gateway is the merchant, while the consumer’s bank awaits on the other side. The various elements that comprise a gateway are there to ensure the […]

Understanding Multichannel Payments

Today, customers use multiple channels to engage, transact, and pay bills. A McKinsey study found that 82% of Americans use digital payments. These digital payments encompass browser-based or in-app payments, in-store checkouts using mobile devices or QR codes, and person-to-person payments (P2Ps). Customers appreciate the convenience and ability to make payments in multiple ways when transacting. They […]

PCI Compliance: Definition, Overview and Benefits

Payment card industry (PCI) compliance is the 12 security standards your organization should adhere to when accepting consumer credit card payments. PCI compliance includes various best practices, security measures and benchmarks to help you manage how you collect and store information while processing transactions. What Is PCI Compliance? Credit card companies require payment card industry […]

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‘Tis the Season for Secure Payments: Protecting Your Business from Holiday Fraud

The holiday season is here, bringing with it the hustle and bustle of surging online transactions. Consumer spend is expected to rebound above pre-pandemic levels for the first time, even as 72% of shoppers anticipate higher prices. Inflation dread isn’t enough to deter cash-strapped consumers. Credit options, such as Buy Now Pay Later short-term financing, […]

Credit Card Fraud Protection

Beat The Numbers Game: Guard Against Card Testing Fraud

Card not present (CNP) fraud has been on the rise: it’s projected to account for nearly 75% of all payments fraud by 2024, which is up from 57% in 2019. As merchants shift their focus to protect against this growing share of CNP fraud, they find themselves tackling a specific type: card testing attacks. Payment […]

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