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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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Just What are Blockchains Anyway?

January 25, 2017

Blockchains, a Work in Progress. I find it hard to imagine a topic more debated in FinTech than blockchains. I see speculation on blockchains is rife – however, blockchain’s progress is comparatively sluggish. That’s to say there is a blockchain buzz, but no real application since the technology’s 2008 release out of the bitcoin phenomenon. […]

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EU’s Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive

October 31, 2016

      What is AML (Anti-Money Laundering)?   Security is paramount to Cardstream. We think about security at every level of our business, constantly evaluating our operations, functions and security to optimise the online safety of our partners, their merchants and their cardholders; as evidenced by our Level 1 PCI DSS security. But security […]

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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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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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Mastercard and Visa Plan To Drop Passwords in Online Payments

November 21, 2014

Have you ever been in the situation where you’ve entered all your payment details, gone to pay and then been asked for a password you can’t remember? Well good news, Mastercard and Visa announced last week that they plan to drop the need for customers to remember passwords and make the experience more secure and […]

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Error Codes – What Do They Mean?

November 12, 2014

  A technical blog today. Click on the more tab below to see a list of error codes and what they mean. If you aren’t sure what the message means, the error code doesn’t appear on the table or if you have any suggestions on how we can improve the table, please contact us at […]

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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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Over a third of online shoppers abandon purchases because of security fears

May 22, 2013

New research from Ukash, the online cash payment provider, reveals that nearly half (46%) of online shoppers feel frustrated by the security questions asked when making purchases on the internet.  Over a third (39%) have abandoned an online transaction because they thought they were being asked for too much personal information. This new research reinforces […]

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