A staff-driven look into the latest in payments technology and company news.
Australian merchants may see SCA enforcement in effect as early Q4 2019
Some Australian merchants may be required to implement SCA protocols for all online, card-not-present transactions as early as the end of 2019. Here’s what you need to know.
In Today’s On-Demand Economy, Is Your Payment Stack Holding You Back?
In payments, slow and steady doesn’t win the race. Is your payment stack keeping up with rapidly changing consumer trends, or are they holding you back?
What the Visa and Mastercard Interchange Fee Caps Mean for Your Business
Visa and Mastercard reduce interregional multilateral interchange fees (MIF) by nearly 40% for payments made in the European Economic Area (EEA) with consumer debit and credit cards that are issued outside the EEA starting October 2019.
Why U.S. Businesses Should Pay Attention to PSD2
Schemes are tentatively scheduled to roll out full authentication protocols in the U.S. by mid-2020. Is your business ready to comply with new security measures? We discuss how this regulation will impact U.S. businesses – and why merchants should act sooner rather than later.
Checkout.com offers more payment methods in MENA
Checkout.com adds access to a new suite of payment methods for the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. Merchants looking to expand their footprint in the area can now offer their customers the most popular local payment methods Fawry, OmanNet, KNET, and QPay via one connection.
3DS2 Explained Part III: The Checkout.com Solution
The clock is ticking on Strong Customer Authentication. Checkout.com recently hosted a seminar on SCA preparedness. Here’s a recap of the regulation and how Checkout.com can get you SCA-ready with our 3DS2 hosted solution and Unified Payments API.
Growing Fintech Businesses Through Payments
As a fintech company, Checkout.com understands the many intricacies and unique challenges that fintechs face on a daily basis. That’s why fintech businesses around the world have turned to us to solve their payment problems and help grow their bottom line.
How to Issue an Effective Payments RFP
RFPs, RFQs, RFIs...oh my! Scouring the market for the best vendors and partners can be a daunting task – and depending on the type of partner you’re looking for, the information can be overwhelming if you’re not asking the right questions. Checkout.com offers 9 steps to issuing an effective payments RFP.
Future-Proof Your Payments with Our Unified Payments API
It’s time to future-proof your payment setup. Checkout.com’s Unified Payments API gives merchants access to multiple payment methods across the world via a single streamlined integration.
How Payments Can Reduce Churn for Subscription Businesses
Not long ago, signing up for a “subscription” likely meant getting a monthly magazine in the mail or paying a cable premium to get HBO. But the business model that once applied to a limited number of products and services has been revitalized in the age of e-commerce.
Streamline Your Disputes Workflow with the Disputes API
Our Disputes API offers a better way to handle disputes by simplifying the disputes workflow – allowing you to identify and act on disputes, provide evidence with ease, and track the progress of your disputes in real-time.
A Step-by-Step Integration Guide
Through a single integration, businesses have access to our unified payments platform and benefit from increased processing speeds, feature parity, and state-of-the-art platform reliability. Follow our step-by-step integration guide and take your payment strategy to the next level.
A Very Different Kind of Travel Guide
While advancements in technology have boosted global travel revenue in recent years, online travel businesses now face new challenges in the digital world, especially when it comes to payments. Will Plummer, CEO ofTrust My Travel, shares his expert advice on navigating the travel payment landscape.
Cyber Monday: Catapulting Mobile Payment Adoption Around the World
The once uniquely American shopping “holidays” Black Friday and Cyber Monday are gaining popularity outside the US, and it may just be the catalyst for mobile payment adoption around the world – both for businesses and for consumers.
The A-Zs of Digital Payments
Consumers and merchants around the world have more payment choices than ever with the proliferation of digital wallets, peer-to-peer payment apps, mobile payment capabilities, payment processors and more. And with this proliferation of payment choices comes a proliferation in payment jargon.
Understanding the Modern Consumer Experience
We know how important it is for merchants to offer fast and secure payments as part of the wider customer experience. If you’re looking to improve customer satisfaction, here’s why embracing technology that enables a frictionless experience is essential for your retail business.
2018 UK Consumer spending Habits: Putting Customers First
Following our recent study onUK consumer spending habits, we’ve compiled a quick tip sheet on how you can optimize your online store and improve customer experiences based on some key findings.
Australia, We’re Open for Business
Checkout.com goes ‘down under’ with services now available to merchants interested in expanding their business to the Australian market. Checkout.com recently established local acceptance partnerships in the territory which will allow our customers to operate and accept payments in and from Australia.
Checkout.com Brings Google Pay to Merchants
Checkout.com merchants in Europe and the US can now integrate Google Pay into their website and Android application. This means that customers can securely make one-touch payments using any credit or debit card connected to their Google account. Designed to be fast and simple, Google Pay provides a frictionless online experience at checkout – all backed with best-in-class security.
GDPR and Payments
(In a rush? TL;DR scroll down below for an infographic on essential GDPR facts). Unless you've been taking part in a media blackout recently or simply haven't noticed the deluge of emails in your inbox from companies changing their terms of service and privacy policies, then you'll know that the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect on 25 May 2018.
Bringing Apple Pay to the UAE: Touch ID Payments on Apps and Websites
Apple Pay’s one touch payments are now available in the United Arab Emirates. Already offered in Europe for Checkout.com’s customers, Apple Pay in the UAE is a game changer for mobile-centric shoppers in the region; an area that is in the top five globally for purchases made via mobile devices. 10+ leading companies in the UAE are launching Apple Pay with Checkout.com, enabling frictionless payments, and eliminating the need to manually type credit card or shipping information. For example, popular incentives brand, the ENTERTAINER, is bringing Apple Pay to UAE customers to create a seamless buying experience.
Retailers need to master subscription payments to attract millennials
Today, millennials are the largest generational group. In the UK, they count for a quarter of the population. In America, the number reaches approximately 75 million. Now more than ever, creating the most effective marketing strategy to reach them is crucial for the success of any business. However, unlike any other generational group that has come before, millennials seem to defy conventional consumerist behavior, leading to the downfall of numerous long-established brands that have failed to properly market towards them.
JCB International and Checkout.com sign merchant acquiring partnership
Today, we’re excited to announce the signing of a license agreement with JCB International Co., Ltd., the only international payment brand originating in Japan, to start acquiring services in 36 European countries and the UAE.