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Why false declines are a problem hiding in plain sight
Declining the payment of a legitimate customer is one of the most expensive mistakes a merchant can make. Grégoire Delpit, our Head of Strategy, explains how to remedy the problem of false declines.
My path in payments with Makis Savvides and Elena Emelyanova at Wargaming
In the second installment of our new series exploring the career journeys of payment leaders around the world, we speak with Makis Savvides, Director of Global Payments and Elena Emelyanova, Senior Payments Manager at Wargaming. They tell us about their circuitous path into payments, how the objectives of the payments department are changing as it matures, and how they’re both ensuring the rest of Wargaming understands the work they do and the value they can unlock for the organization.
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Closing the optimization gap: how to illuminate and unlock the true power of payments data
If data is the new oil, then payments data is the new, extra virgin olive oil. It’s rare yet valuable as it can be analyzed for insights to drive real bottom-line benefits. Manuel Huez, our VP of Product, explains how.
Mar 08, 2021
What is friendly fraud and how can you deal with it?
Friendly fraud is a very real burden and cost for online merchants. Here we explain what friendly-fraud is, the industry verticals most at risk and what you can do to minimize the risk.
Mar 04, 2021
A catalyst for growth: how to align payments with the business strategy
Businesses worldwide have an opportunity to unlock unlimited growth by putting payments at the heart of their corporate strategy. Cyndi Hoddinott, VP of Financial Partnerships North America, and former Head of Payments at Expedia, Dropbox and SurveyMonkey, explains how.
5 reasons why card payments are declined and how to fight back
Why do card payments fail? And what can you do to prevent legitimate transactions failing and losing your customer's business?
Feb 20, 2021
Unlocking global commerce with local card acquiring
Alongside other considerations of trading abroad, accessing local card acquiring significantly impacts payment success and profitability. What is it, and why is ‘local’ the right approach? Our SVP of Sales, Moshe Winegarten, explains all.
How SHOPLINE and Checkout.com are partnering to empower merchants to succeed across the Asia Pacific
By powering SHOPLINE’s payments platform, we’re enabling the company to deliver on its promise of providing a world-leading, out-of-the-box ecommerce solution for its customers across Asia.
What are alternative payment methods and why do they matter?
In a rapidly evolving payment landscape, consumers are increasingly adopting alternative payment method. In this article, we explain exactly what alternative payment methods – or local payment methods as they’re often known – are, how they vary around the world, and why they are so important to the success of your online business.
My path in payments with Emina Zahirovic at HelloFresh
In the first of our new series exploring the career journeys of payment leaders around the world, we speak with Emina Zahirovic, Head of Payments for North America at HelloFresh. She tells us what it’s like getting unexpectedly promoted to Head of Payments two weeks into a new job and how a focus on leveraging data and testing everything is helping payments unlock significant value for HelloFresh.
Feb 02, 2021
Welcoming our new Checkout.com CTO and CRO
Last month we announced the completion of our $450M Series C, valuing Checkout.com at $15B. In addition to strengthening our balance sheet, this latest raise enables us to continue to drive strategic investments, product development and global expansion, as well as hire the industry’s best talent to fulfil our vision for the future of Connected Payments.
Jan 31, 2021
The early impact of Strong Customer Authentication on payments across Europe
Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) rules came into force across the European Economic Area (EEA) on 31 December 2020. We take a look at the initial impact on payments in Europe.
Jan 31, 2021
Three ways a seamless payment experience locks in gamer loyalty
Video gaming has never been more popular. Player numbers and revenues are up, yet how do video game companies use payments to increase the ‘stickiness’ of player relationships to drive more loyalty?
Jan 29, 2021
Mastercard to raise interchange fees for EEA merchants accepting online payments from UK cardholders
From 15 October 2021, Mastercard will raise its interchange fee by as much as 500% for online transactions between cards issued in the UK and merchants acquiring in the EEA. Here’s what you need to know.
Jan 28, 2021
5 focus areas for payment leaders in 2021
Each month, Cyndi Hoddinott, our VP of Financial Partnerships North America and former Head of Payments at Expedia, Dropbox and SurveyMonkey, gives her hot takes on the latest in the world of payments. In her first blog, she speaks to the opportunities payment leaders have in front of them and some areas to focus on to make the most of these.
Jan 11, 2021
Optimize payment performance with smarter KPIs
Merchants can only manage what they can measure. But are they measuring what’s really important? This article outlines why a granular understanding of your payment performance is key to developing smart KPIs that help unlock improved performance.
Five telltale signs you need a new payment provider
Your business is changing, but is your payment partner keeping up? It might be time to review if the relationship still offers the benefits it once did. Our SVP Sales, Moshe Winegarten, reveals some common signs that indicate you’ve outgrown your current payment service provider.
How to select the right payment service provider for global expansion
Not all payment service providers are created equal. Here’s our advice for discerning those more equal than others when planning to extend your business into new markets.
Dec 17, 2020
Five payment challenges that stand in the way of cross-border ecommerce success
The most common payment pitfalls businesses face when entering new markets and how to work with a payment service provider to overcome them.
Dec 13, 2020
Six local payments methods merchants in MENA should know about
Local payment methods are becoming increasingly popular as consumers in the Middle East and North Africa pivot away from cash. But what local payment methods should merchants offer?
What does the corrosion of cash across the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan mean for merchants?
The role of cash in the MENAP region is changing. Here’s what merchants in the market and new entrants need to know.