Contactless Cards: Protect your business customers from fraud/lost sales
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Contactless Cards: Protect your business customers from fraud/lost sales

By Judith Clark, QSA Consultant With 95% of credit cards in Canada supporting contactless, 165 million contactless cards across Europe and one out of three card payments being contactless in the UK; the total amount spent in the UK is estimated to be approximately £23 billion for the first six months of 2017. The popularity […]

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Mobile Payments - Have they met consumer expectations?
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Mobile Payments – Have they met expectations?

By Natasja Bolton, Senior Acquirer Support QSA Mobile Payments, a broad term covering consumer and merchant-initiated mobile payment methods, have been gaining acceptance in the market place; however, have these methods achieved broad acceptance with consumers and businesses alike?   In our article ‘State of Pay – have mobile payments reached a turning point?’ we […]

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Visa’s deadline is just around the corner, are you prepared?
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Visa’s deadline is just around the corner, are you prepared?

The deadline for the Visa security program’s new annual compliance requirement for Level 4 merchants is getting closer. Starting from January 31st 2017 all US and Canadian acquired Level 4 merchants are required to validate their compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) yearly. Or if eligible, the merchants must be […]

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Who are your customers outsourcing their security to?
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Are your customers looking to outsource their security and compliance?

Security and compliance is a lot like having to do taxes, it’s a chore. Most businesses understand that it is important to be secure and compliant, but the complexity and time that it can take can indeed be off putting. In fact some businesses turn to accountants to look after their compliance with standards such […]

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Merchant Receipts: Are your customers storing more payment card data than they need?
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Merchant Receipts: Are your customers storing more payment card data than they need?

By Natasja Bolton, Senior Acquirer Support   Face to face card payment transactions generate two receipts – the cardholder copy, on which the Primary Account Number (PAN) must be truncated, and the merchant copy which will usually show the full PAN.   Businesses are well aware that they must retain their merchant copy receipts in […]

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The end of the road for Ecommerce iFrames?
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The end of the road for Ecommerce iFrames?

By Natasja Bolton, Acquirer Support Manager As we discussed in the Ecommerce SAQ Selection guide, business seeking to minimise their PCI DSS compliance obligations for their ecommerce payment channel often outsource all capture and processing of payment card data to validated PCI DSS compliant payment service providers (PSPs).   The most common method of doing […]

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Managing the Compliance process in PCI Level 1, 2 & other strategically important merchants

by Paul Prior, SVP Client Engagement   VISA Inc, in a bulletin issued the middle of last year outlined enhancements to their PCI DSS Enforcement Plan for merchants and service providers. The plan defined a structure of escalating consequences for entities either with expired PCI DSS Compliance or those who have never demonstrated PCI DSS […]

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