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European Cyber Security Month – three steps to improve your cyber security

October is European Cyber Security Month – the EU’s annual campaign dedicated to promoting cyber security to individuals and organisations and providing up-to-date online security information through awareness-raising and sharing of good practices. The arrival of Covid-19 brought with it significant challenges for businesses, with many moving from physical to digital, in some cases overnight. […]

What have we learned about cyber security in a pandemic?

The arrival of COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown posed a significant challenge to businesses and, for many, a swift move away from their usual bricks and mortar operations to ecommerce and over the phone sales. But, in the rush to enable remote working for employees and the shift to card-less payments, vulnerabilities were exposed, sadly […]

Not returning to the office for a while? How to take payments SECURELY while your staff are working from home

The enforced lockdown in March, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, led to lots of businesses hurrying to implement new technology and procedures for their staff to work remotely. For many this meant adapting service provision, while for some, a speedy introduction into card-not-present (CNP) transactions, over the phone and/or online. In the rush […]

What are the benefits of omnichannel payment solutions?

As a business, it can often feel like you’re on a treadmill when keeping up with the latest in consumer trends and technological developments. The last decade has seen more changes in consumer behaviour than ever before; how they access your products and services and also how they pay for them. So how do you […]

Biometric payments: what they mean for your business

The payments landscape has evolved at an exceptional rate over the last few years, with the rise of contactless and the use of smart devices as well-recognised examples of new technology that has changed the way that customers pay. This evolution is set to continue as banking services and businesses look to introduce easier and […]

Who suffers most when customer data is breached?

There’s no doubt about it, data protection and cyber security is a thorn in many a side. As cyber criminals become progressively more innovative, the number of cyber attacks increase in frequency and severity with businesses of all sizes being affected. But when it comes to falling victim to a cyber attack that results in […]

Exploring Open Banking solutions to streamline your business? Why not look at PCI DSS compliant card payment options at the same time?

Since the launch of Open Banking in January 2018 a wave of new products and applications has arrived on the market both for businesses and consumers, opening up the financial services industry by introducing competition to the provision of banking systems, previously controlled by a handful of bank corporations. Open Banking has given consumers and […]

Revisit your PCI DSS compliance this European Cyber Security Month

Despite what we see in the shops, October isn’t just about the ghosts and ghouls of Halloween. Perhaps not as exciting for the kids but, for some, a scary topic nonetheless, October also plays host to the annual European Cyber Security Month generating awareness and promoting the importance of information security. PCI DSS compliance plays […]

How your card payment process can help you handle fluctuations in business

We’ve worked with a broad range of clients including visitor attractions, transport providers and retailers so we know that the summer can present a big challenge for businesses, balancing significantly higher than usual call frequency with employees on summer leave. This can be particularly problematic for smaller businesses with fewer resources, experiencing the peaks and […]

New SCA requirements and what they mean for your business

There has been a lot of talk recently about the introduction of the new Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) requirements for online card transactions coming into effect this September. So what are they and what do they mean for your business? What is Strong Customer Authentication (SCA)? Following a steady increase in cases of payment fraud […]

What we learnt at last month’s Call & Contact Centre Expo

Last month saw us dipping our toes for the first time into the world of exhibitions, showcasing our products at the Call & Contact Centre Expo at Excel London. It proved to be a very positive experience for us, meeting many potential clients as well as other card payment solution providers, and gave us a […]