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Payments in Times of Open Banking

The retail landscape has undergone a significant shift over the last decade. The traditional sales channels have been amended with or even replaced by digital channels through which consumers prefer to make their purchases. Retailers had to rethink their customer engagement models and the changing customer expectations did not only affect the retail industry but…

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Despite all the preventative measures, why does fraud still occur?

When it comes to protecting systems from cyberattacks, banks have invested heavily in applications to prevent any of their data to be compromised. So how come we still see these breaches occur? It is plain and simple; sooner or later any payments processor or financial institution will be subject to cyberattacks. But how ready is…

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Open Banking as an opportunity for retailers

Open banking is set to have a major impact on the financial services industry. In the last few years, open APIs have gained traction and financial institutions are revisiting their channel and partner strategies accordingly. The revised Payment Service Directive, known as PSD2, is one of the driving forces behind this evolution. The European Commission…

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How to Protect Your Bank During Payments Technology Replacement

In a rapidly changing market, the financial and skills challenges connected with maintaining outdated legacy payments technology are escalating. The painful truth for many financial institutions is that replacement may be the only viable long-term option to future-proof their businesses, comply with regulation and remain competitive. Viewing the replacement of a legacy system with trepidation…

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Can your current payments technology be future-proofed?

For banks and FIs ready to upgrade their payments platforms to maintain pace with customer demand, it can appear that ‘rip and replace’ is the only option. Of course, full system replacement has its benefits; an ‘off the shelf’ solution will typically be better supported, better suited to future innovation and easier to implement as…

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PSD2 Is A Huge Opportunity for Online Merchants

Europe’s Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) is due to come into force in January 2018, once all the national parliaments have passed the required legislation. Some commentators are calling it the biggest change in banking, ever. The main thrust of the new regulation is to improve competition in payments across the Eurozone by: enshrining strong…

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Is there a way out of the legacy systems trap?

They have been the mainstay of payments systems around the world over the last three decades. Today, however, financial institutions (FIs) we talk to are telling us that their legacy payments systems such as BASE24 Classic can no longer support their plans for the future. Facing uncertain upgrade paths, they are confronted with difficult choices…

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