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MERCHANT SERVICES

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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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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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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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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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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Cardstream – the Payment Gateway that provides understandable ecommerce

October 1, 2013

Ecommerce can be confusing and often frustrating to both new startups and established businesses wishing to progress and create more efficient systems. Cardstream’s ethos has been to pride ourselves on our client service and ability to provide the best possible solution for your business. Our UK-based support staff will take the time to understand your […]

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PrestaShop to offer merchant payment processing services from First Data

September 25, 2013

E-commerce platform PrestaShop has entered into an agreement with First Data’s Express Merchant Processing Solutions (EMPS), a provider of merchant processing services and solutions. As part of the collaboration, US PrestaShop merchants will gain access to First Data’s preferred services such as personalized support, transactions and more payment options. Merchants can access First Data’s features […]

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Cardstream Sponsor EcommerceSW Event @J24

July 17, 2013

EcommerceSW brings together a collection of well established digital, creative and marketing agencies based in the South West that will provide delegates with all the services required to evolve your business both online and offline in 2013. Cardstream are sponsoring the event.   The exhibitors at EcommerceSW are a group of companies that have worked […]

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First Data Enhances its Vision Payment Solution’s Global Capabilities with VisionPLUS® Flex

April 22, 2013

First Data Corporation, a global leader in electronic commerce and payment processing, today announced it has enhanced its existing VisionPLUS® payment solution with the complementary capabilities of VisionPLUS Flex, a comprehensive software solution available for delivery to financial institutions all over the world as a server-based appliance. Financial institutions, of all sizes, that need a […]

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