Cardstream

CONSUMER

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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Recurring Payments

December 20, 2016

What are Recurring Payments? Technology and buying behaviours both change. Cloud-based rentals via recurring payments are popular where we used to see physical products. Think Blockbusters versus Netflix, or Spotify versus CD retailers. With the drive of digitalisation and accessibility come different payment options to accommodate mass content, but with no ownership. Where else will […]

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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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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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Black Friday and Cyber Monday – Savings, Stores and Statistics

November 6, 2015

  Remember that time the UK had a bountiful harvest and then created a holiday celebrating it? No? But America did in 1621 and they called it Thanksgiving. Britain, being the multicultural foster parents we are, want a piece of that pie. Except not that bit, because that would involve eating turkey twice a year, […]

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Apple Pay

July 21, 2015

Apple have released their new payment option, Apply Pay Contactless. This new payment option has essentially started a new era of payment methodologies from a pioneering electronics company. Apple has been working behind closed doors with MasterCard and Visa with a huge investment of man and thought power to bring Apple Pay Contactless to iPhone, […]

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E-mail Receipts

June 30, 2015

Our GoalsAt Cardstream we are always looking for ways to upgrade our already pretty top-notch systems and increase our services and impressive list of benefits, yet keep the price for our service as the most competitive. Another of our recent updates to the MMS system is the ability to receive receipts for transactions, forwarded automatically […]

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From Cash to Card

May 21, 2015

Times are changing. The popular chant ‘Cash is King’ may now be being drowned out by the beep or squeak of a Card Machine, wallets are getting thinner. But not because people have less money… It has emerged that the majority of transactions now are cashless. Since the first debit cards arrived into the market […]

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Key IVR

May 7, 2015

Key Interactive Voice Response systems (Key IVR), from a business point of view, are effective and reliable. The technology for these systems is ever evolving and ever developing. Companies can use them as an automated payment service or simply to refer them to the correct line to reach the relevant team. They’re not just the […]

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New Acquirers

April 15, 2015

The unique position of Cardstream is owed to its adaptability, made possible because we are an independent payment gateway; this unique position, in turn, is owed to our reputable merchant acquirers, which – I am pleased to report – is a rapidly growing list! We boast no less than 18 acquiring partners to contact and […]

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