How PSPs Can Successfully Embrace the Global Imperative

In a recent article, we discussed the increasing merchant pressure on PSPs. Much of this pressure is due to the global nature of e-commerce and the need to provide fast and seamless payments, whether domestic or cross-border.

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Netherlands Payments in Focus

Editor’s note: This is the third post in our ‘Payments in Focus’ Series. You can see the previous posts on payments here. Lately, we are seeing more and more domestic EU merchants who are interested in expanding the global reach of their businesses. Many UK, U.S. and Germany-based online merchants have already successfully expanded beyond […]

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Digital Disruption: Behind the Buzz

In the world of e-commerce, it’s hard to avoid the buzzword “disruption.” It seems to be in nearly every headline, whenever you click or turn the page. It’s good to take a step back every once in a while to think about what this concept really means and how it’s affecting online retailing and payments.

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Inside Credorax: Nicola Palin-Willis on Balancing Payments and Family

We sat down with Nicola Palin-Willis, our VP UK Sales for Credorax. She shared with us some fascinating insights on general payments trends in 2016 and the challenge of balancing work and home life in such a demanding industry. Nicola’s no-nonsense approach to both is refreshing. It’s clear from the interview that her deep commitment […]

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Denmark Payments in Focus

Denmark Payments in Focus

Editor’s note: This is the second post in our Payments in Focus Series. You can see the previous post on payments in China here. Danish law regulates the charges that can be imposed by retailers when payment cards are being used in Denmark. The rule is that the retailer is allowed to impose any surcharge on […]

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What You Need to Know About the New EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

    On February 2, 2016, the much-anticipated agreement between the EU Commission and the U.S. outlining the framework for the transfer of personal data was finalized. Following the invalidation of the Safe Harbour rules by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on October 6, 2015, the Commission issued a new guidance on November 6, […]

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European Parliament Votes to End Geo-Blocking

As part of its Digital Single Market Strategy, the European Parliament voted on January 19th to combat the practice of geo-blocking in order to boost e-commerce within the EU Internal Market.

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PSPs Under Pressure

E-commerce has truly become a retailing giant. In 2014, the U.S. and China together handled 55% of all global internet sales, accounting for $1.316 trillion.  The most attractive cross-border e-commerce destinations were the U.S., China and the UK. Amazingly, cross-border sales reached $300 billion, or 25% of total global e-commerce flow.

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Inside Credorax: Maarten Bleijerveld on Client Advocacy

Maarten Bleijerveld is Credorax’s VP of Sales & Business Development in EMEA. Maarten discussed with us his approach to client advocacy, among other interesting topics. In Maarten’s view client advocacy is not only about solving day-to-day payments issues, but also about fine-tuning the solution so it continues to meet our partners’ evolving needs.

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Are You Ready for Strong Customer Authentication?

Now that the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) has been finalized, issues of transposition will come to the fore. This is because the PSD2 is expected to enter into force in January 2016 and to apply from January 2018.

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