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Jan 08, 2018

PSD2: A new dawn

This week, the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) will overhaul the European payments landscape. The new legislation will essentially force banks to open up their data, allowing third party providers such as fintech companies to access both account and transactional information. This gives third party providers the power to authorize payments as payment initiation services where they haven’t been able to before.

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Guillaume Pousaz

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Payments

Oct 23, 2017

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.

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Product

Sep 07, 2017

So you think you know 3D Secure?

With global online retail spend forecasted to hit an eye-watering $27 trillion in 2020, it’s not surprising that European merchants are expecting to see double digit growth over the next few years. While the growth in online transactions is signalling major improvements in worldwide economic conditions, it’s also highlighting the potential payment risks that merchants face and which mitigation solutions exist to protect all parties involved. One of the most prominent of these being 3D Secure.

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Ecommerce

Sep 03, 2017

How to Combat Cart Abandonment

Do you remember the last time that you went shopping, then just before you were about to pay you suddenly decided to dump your basket full of products and walk out of the door? No? That’s probably because it doesn’t happen very often.

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Payments

Aug 20, 2017

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. 

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Ecommerce

Aug 13, 2017

Five ways to boost checkout conversion rates

These days, the abundance of e-commerce websites means that merchants need to carefully track the checkout page conversion rates of customers who shop online and optimize that rate so they can increase their profitability. Conversion rate refers to the percentage of customers that take a desired action – in this case, it refers to the percentage of customers who complete the shopping cart process and make a purchase. However, according to research done by Baymard, shopping cart abandonment is common – almost 70%of people abandon their online shopping carts before completing a purchase. Here are 5 checkout page best practices to boost conversion rate. 

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Payments

Jun 29, 2017

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.

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May 08, 2016

Top 10 must-haves in a payment service provider

Payment Service Providers (PSP) have to be as fast, efficient and user-friendly as possible. Simplicity is key. For shoppers, making a payment should be the easiest part of using a website or app.

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How to use billing descriptors to decrease chargebacks

When consumers open their credit card statement at the end of a billing month, many of them scan the descriptions of the charges to ensure everything they are paying for is something they truly bought.

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