Upgrading to EMV Reduces Fraud Liability and Boosts Customer Experience

Upgrading to EMV Reduces Fraud Liability and Boosts Customer Experience. Many small businesses operate on tight margins. That’s one reason they have been slow to upgrade their payment systems to accept EMV chip-enabled cards. Many are also stymied by the cost and complexity of the required changes. Unfortunately, delaying can have expensive consequences. October 2015…

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What is transaction laundering and what is the Industry doing about it?

Transaction laundering has quickly evolved into one of the payment industry’s most prominent and most difficult problems. Transaction laundering — also previously known as “undisclosed aggregation” or “factoring” — occurs when a merchant processes unknown transactions on behalf of another business. This hidden business is often engaged in prohibited activities, and the “front” merchant may…

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Payment card acceptance set to surge by 40% to 85 million outlets worldwide

Payment card acceptance set to surge by 40% to 85 million outlets worldwide.The latest cards research, Global Payment Cards Data and Forecasts to 2022, reveals that the number of card-accepting merchant outlets rose by an impressive 7 million in 2016 to 61 million. Double-digit growth was recorded across Asia-Pacific, central and eastern Europe and the Middle…

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The new PCI DSS 3.2 standards – New authentication requirements for cardholder data

The new PCI DSS 3.2 standards – New authentication requirements for cardholder data. Poor password management – including the continued reliance on default, stolen, weak and non-unique passwords – is a key factor in more than 80% of hack-driven breaches, according to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigation Report. In response to growing waives of fraud…

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What happened after the US moved to chip-embedded payment cards?

The US began its transition to chip-based credit cards in earnest in October 2015, after high-profile credit card hacks in the previous years at Target, Home Depot, Michaels, and other big-box retailers. Today, although only 59 percent of US storefronts have terminals that accept chip cards, fraud has dropped 70 percent from September 2015 to December…

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