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Managing Chargebacks Out Of Your Business

Transact365 is more than a gateway. It is a methodology platform that has been designed to operate as a technical consultancy business, lending our years of experience and knowledge whilst building on new and exciting technology that can zero out fraud.

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Trust Payments enters the Nordic market

Trust Payments announced it has entered the Nordic market via two initial strategic partnerships. The company has partnered with Global Sales Partner (GSP) to deploy omnichannel solutions into the market, as well as with POS ONE, a leading cloud-based, hardware agnostic integration solution for merchants needing multiple channels to market.

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West Africa’s challenger bank, the Vista Bank Group, selects paytech provider Radar Payments by BPC to drive its digital payment strategy

Vista Bank Group in West Africa has chosen Radar Payments for its processing activities and to drive digital payment adoption in the region. The solution will include SmartVista’s card issuance and lifecycle management, payment switching, ATM and point-of-sales management as well as providing digital channels such as mobile banking and e-wallet; personalised to both retail and corporate clients.

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Tink and Tribe partner for open banking payments

Open banking platform Tink partners with payments technology provider Tribe for open banking payment initiation and account check services.

Blog post below –

https://tink.com/tink-tribe-payments-partnership/?utm_content=165197139&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin&hss_channel=lcp-2735919

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Omnibus Account Model Spurs Stablecoin Enthusiasm

On April 19th, the Bank of England published a policy for the use of omnibus accounts with the central bank’s real-time gross settlement (RTGS) system. The announcement has been greeted with enthusiasm by providers of virtual currency and blockchain-based payments, which see the new system as clearing a path towards direct participation in central bank settlement.

:Marcus Hughes, director of business development at Bottomline Technologies, told VIXIO that the policy brought a “tremendous clarity which wasn’t there before, and I think this will become a blueprint for other central banks”.

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Blocser card launch tells gig workers: “You’re worth it”

Ambitious Danish fintech Blocser and top UK card manufacturer allpay.cards are ready to let ‘Butterfly’ take flight.

allpay.cards are providing their unique end-to-end card manufacturing solution to Blocser who are launching an app, with a payment card, to support the ever-growing number of UK gig economy workers.

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SFDR Level 2 update

Get to grips on the road ahead with Level 2 of the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), coming into effect for financial market participants and financial advisors from January 1, 2022.

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Payment Matters No. 49

Stay up to date on the latest developments in the payments industry from the UK, Europe and beyond, with Eversheds Sutherland’s quarterly bulletin, Payment Matters.

In the latest edition, they discuss: significant developments in the UK’s plans for Open Banking and Open Finance; continued focus on the effectiveness of the revised payment services directive (PSD2); the Contingent Reimbursement Model (CRM); newly introduced for payment initiation service provider (PISP) payments, and the recent review published by the Lending Standards Board (LSB); and the success of Instant Payments in the Netherlands, and the drive for eurozone coverage, backed by the European Central Bank.

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IIF – EPA Global Payments Forum Inaugural Meeting Summary

The inaugural meeting of the International Institute of Finance (IIF) – Emerging Payments Association (EPA) Global Payments Forum was held on March 16, 2021 as a virtual event. Around 100 people registered for the first meeting from across IIF and EPA members and invited guests. The findings from that meeting are reported here.

Annex – Polling results in detail

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How Virtual IBANs Enhance the Growth of B2B Cross-Border E-commerce Businesses

One of the more vexing problems of the modern age when it comes to international business is that regulatory regimes often do not keep pace with technological innovation.

Nonetheless, novel solutions to B2B cross-border business have emerged in the form of virtual IBANs, financial instruments that drive the innovation economy and enable new, powerful business models.

Here we have outlined three ways that virtual IBANs are transforming the way companies do business locally and abroad:

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KYC Done Right Means Competitiveness and Business Growth

When it comes to digital banking and compliance, robust KYC practices not only prevent fraud and financial losses but also strengthen a firm’s ability to conduct business with confidence.

This is typically because of the four key elements of strong KYC practices that make sure firms know who they’re doing business with and what to expect from that relationship.

We’ve identified the four essential elements of effective compliance in KYC practices for digital banking in order to show you how they help improve the competitiveness of businesses of any size or scale:

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Driving Forces and Technology Trends Behind Fintech Innovations in 2021

The year 2020 saw many of the innovations and prognostications of analysts come true as contactless payments and digital banking solutions drove the field of Fintech innovations. Looking ahead, however, 2021 could be the year that consolidates much of this growth and prepares the economy for the next stage of digitization.

We at Monneo have identified five major trends that we think are driving the Fintech innovations in digital banking, in 2021 and beyond:

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The New Era of Custom Business Payment Solutions and the Impact on Digital Banking Services

The digital banking era is upending traditional payment solutions and transforming the global financial industry in the process. And this is on both the corporate and consumer level with changes in payments solutions reaching into every facet of the international economy.

These innovations in digital banking are not only enabling increased efficiencies and expediting capital flows at a rate previously unthinkable but also are leading the way in changing the dynamic and level of depth of the business-customer relationship.

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SCA Confusion Over Member State Ramp Ups

National competent authorities have taken an ambiguous position on their enforcement deadlines for strong customer authentication — which has left the market unsure about how much flexibility there is, sources say.

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Privat3 Money announces launch of a new Mobile App

The London based E-Money solution for global citizens Privat3 Money (P3), is pleased to announce the launch of its new Mobile App available for both Apple IOS and Android devices. This milestone is P3’s latest step to provide its global citizen clients a completely seamless user experience and ultimately greater control over their finances.

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Allstar adds Plug-N-Go to its fast growing EV charging network

Allstar Business Solutions has partnered with the electric vehicle (EV) fast charging point provider Plug-N-Go.

Allstar will be integrating Plug-N-Go’s 18 EV charging sites into its multi-branded Allstar One Electric network, which now consists of over 1,700 sites across the UK.

For customers, the partnership will:

• Provide greater access to charging points, lowering range anxiety – a barrier for businesses adopting EV
• Ensure that they have full control over their drivers’ refuelling and spending habits, capturing where and how company money is being spent

For Allstar, the partnership is the latest in a string of strategic deals that are enabling it to work towards its goal of creating an EV charging network equivalent to its traditional fuelling points.

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FCA grants Authorised Payments Institution License to Trust Payments

Trust Payments is pleased to announce that the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has granted its subsidiary, TrustUK Payments Ltd, an Authorised Payment Institution (API) License. The license permits the company to engage in payment services directly in the UK without the need to rely on its existing EU licensing structures, or transitional arrangements in the wake of Brexit.

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TechRound Interview with Brian Hanrahan, CCO at Sentenial

Brian Hanrahan explores the current climate, with COVID-19 leading to significant economic downturn, shedding light on how holdbacks from acquirers are becoming more prevalent.

Learn how Nuapay’s Account-2-Account payments, funds are delivered in real-time as no acquiring bank is required to facilitate payments. This means no more holdbacks, giving businesses in at-risk sectors the breathing room they need to survive in challenging economic conditions.

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Nuapay announces major expansion of its Open Banking platform across Italy and Germany

Nuapay, powered by Sentenial, announces it is extending its open banking payment capabilities to German and Italian banks. This expansion will enable German and Italian partners to offer open banking payment solutions, powering seamless account-2-account payments for their customers.

This rollout connects 308 banks in Italy and 435 banks in Germany to Nuapay’s Open Banking platform, connecting 134 million European accounts and reaching 98% and 70% of payers in each country.

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Financial wellbeing Open Banking FinTech, Ordo, partners with Global IT systems integrator, CGI, to help energy company, PFP, make communities better

Ordo is on a mission to make paying and getting paid easy, helping everyone control their finances, from large enterprises to small businesses and consumers. Using Open Banking technology, Ordo has digitised the process from buying goods or a service, invoicing, payment, reconciliation and confirmation to make it seamless for business and easy for payers.
Ordo has partnered with CGI, independent IT and business consulting services firm delivering an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions.
Together they helped PFP energy, a not-for-profit energy company, or as they like to call it ‘Profit for Purpose’….a partnership with that warm fuzzy feeling.

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What Makes Successful Businesses Thrive in the E-commerce Space, Too?

The recipe for success in the e-commerce business is much the same as any other entrepreneurial endeavor except it comes with many opportunities for growth and leverage that physical businesses don’t have.

Online business may be the future of many markets, and for good reason. From scalability of immediately needed resources to cost-effective innovation and optimization, we have identified five key elements of success for e-commerce business in the modern age:

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How to Secure Your E-commerce Business Against Cybercrime and Cyber Threats?

E-commerce businesses can’t put enough of a premium on online cybersecurity and protection against threats. Not only can malicious actors steal data and commit fraud, but they can also completely undermine a customer’s confidence in your business.

To avoid costly fraud and cyber threats, we’ve found five primary areas of focus that e-commerce businesses need to keep in mind as they move forward in the online market:

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Strong Customer Authentication or SCA: is Europe 3D secure (2.0)-Ready?

As part of a European Union mandate called the Revised Directive on Payment Services, or (PSD2), merchants operating in the EU economic zone must use payment service providers within the European Economic Area that offer what is known as strong customer authentication.

This is also sometimes referred to as the SCA requirement or the PSD2 compliance. In essence, this directive ensures that transactions occurring within the EU’s economic territories make use of multi-factor authentication in order to verify a buyer’s identity.

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Challenges and Opportunities Borne by the European Single Digital Market

The promises of the European Union single market, while not full borne out in the reality of the business world, where the same are actually still far from the dream promised when it comes to the virtual single market. What does this mean?

In other words, the European Union might act as a single market when it comes to monetary issues and beyond, but the EU single digital market is hampered and its growth restricted by a myriad of factors including various compliance regimes and the logistical mastery needed to make it all work.

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Intuit QuickBooks announces agreement with Modulr to power the new QuickBooks Business Account

Intuit QuickBooks, the small business platform, today announces it has entered into an agreement with Payments-as-a-Service FinTech, Modulr. Modulr will power the new QuickBooks Business Account, a new digital payment account[1] designed specifically for small businesses.

By providing payments infrastructure and digital payments expertise, the collaboration will allow QuickBooks to combine an industry leading business account with its suite of bookkeeping, accounting and tax tools, building on its vision to be ‘The One Source of Truth for a Small Business’.

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