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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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Ecommerce in 2015-2016

December 31, 2015

  The Future The future is only ever full of development, sometimes we can predict it and other times the driving force is super elusive. But we move along in the passenger’s seat regardless, knowing or trying to guess where we end up. Of course some people are better at making predictions than others, with […]

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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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Unassigned Worldpay Merchants

August 13, 2015

Growing up we are bombarded by clichés as part of a primary education. One of the most prominent of these, at least for me, was ‘Don’t put all your eggs in one basket’. Of course I owned neither an egg nor a basket, but now I could potentially own a merchant account and payment gateway… […]

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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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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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The Future of mCommerce

February 2, 2015

Finding the right goods for your home, garden or even place of work can be daunting these days with the wide variety of products available to consumers and walking from shop to shop can be tiring, but with the increasing popularity of mCommerce, shopping for your brand new sofa, lawn ornament or desk lamp is […]

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Predicted Statistics 2015

January 9, 2015

The hardest part of any year is arguably fraught with anxiety mostly at the beginning, so with some New Year’s cheer, foresight and positivity we can tackle it. With foresight in mind; E-Commerce seems to be as trendy and developmental as ever. A stunning figure of $24 trillion in Global retails sales (that’s $24 with […]

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John Lewis’ Winter Statistics

January 7, 2015

Further to our Black Friday blog in December, which showed Black Friday breaking records year-on-year, retail giant, John Lewis, have reported record sales in the lead up to Christmas. John Lewis has reported their Black Friday week brought the company “its biggest trading week on record, with sales up 22%” on 2013. The sales during […]

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Retail Sales 2014

December 29, 2014

2014’s been a great year for retail with sales expecting to hit $22 trillion. Market research company, eMarketers predict that this figure will increase by 5.5 percent and ‘is projected to hit $28.3 trillion’. This figure includes a breakdown across 22 countries. Ecommerce is growing year on year in popularity, “When it comes to retail […]

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