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PSD2 – Terraforming the Payments Industry

April 11, 2017

    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 (EBA) have decided it’s time for a shake-up: enter PSD2. The Payments Overhaul. Diversity in payment methods is an expected outcome of PSD2. […]

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The Payment Facilitator

February 23, 2017

Behind the Payment Facilitator     There is no one-way to process card payments. We always have a fundamental model of card processing: a terminal, a merchant account, and the party’s own bank account. Let’s define these terms. Terminal Any electronic interface designed to receive card data to pass fraud checking. Merchant Account An account […]

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FinTech and eCommerce 2016

December 29, 2016

End of year festivities always causes nostalgia and anticipation for the future. In this spirit, we should reflect on FinTech and eCommerce 2016, and consider 2017. There have been definite trends and clear responses to consumer demand. Benchmark companies in this space continue to dictate the pace of development. Let’s look back at industrial evolution […]

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PayPal Integration

October 12, 2016

  Cardstream are proud to announce that we are now fully integrated with PayPal, this is great news for all of our partners and their potential merchants. How can our PayPal integration help sales? Let’s look at some key benefits. Retaining Fickle Customers with PayPal   Increase Basket Conversion Rates – When a cardholder approaches […]

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Pay Button

September 16, 2016

    Sometimes people need a friendly reminder that their invoice is overdue, but sometimes that message can fall to the bottom of the pile. Sometimes arranging a call for a payment by telephone may take longer than you anticipated. Enter Cardstream’s Pay Button. Bring Out Your Debt! Why should you use a Pay Button […]

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PCI DSS 3.2 Changes

August 12, 2016

    Audits affect all sectors in some shape or form. These exist to protect consumers and merchants, they are therefore extremely important, despite the fact they can sometimes cause a few eyes to roll. At Cardstream however, we ungrudgingly intend for security to be absolute. Aside from our broad range of fraud prevention technology, […]

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Back-up Merchant Accounts

July 20, 2016

  Being prepared is something that was always drummed into me as a child. From the enchanting Lion King song from the villainous Scar, being a Cub Scout and their famous motto ‘Be Prepared’ to my own parents urging me to ‘plan for every contingency’ when it came to exams. Even the hedgehogs crossing the […]

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What is a White Label Payment Gateway

June 14, 2016

  Cardstream’s White Label Solution Technology cannot be grown. You can’t plant it and pluck it a few weeks later. It takes development and expertise, time and financial investment. How much better it would be to simply have another person do all the hard work and then you rebrand it for your own distribution. This […]

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Cardstream – A Unique Gateway

June 1, 2016

  It’s common for authors to over-state or labour the point in their titles to grab the reader’s attention. After all, we as people like to draw attention to our best bits and keep people’s focus there. Overstating them if you will. Except that’s not the case here.  Cardstream is unique. It’s humble in serving […]

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Android Pay

May 24, 2016

  Google helps me to manage a big chunk of my life. Their technology developments always reshape the way I do things. I’m talking about Gmail, Google Drive, Google Maps, Forms, the search engine and the list goes on. More free technology than I know what to do with. Google has now added payments to […]

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