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Check out our new infographic: International eCommerce relies on credit card alternatives

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Don’t you find fascinating that credit cards make only less than half of the overall market? Have you ever wondered what is the reason for all the lost sales and cart abandonment? Here is your answer: The world of e-commerce is changing so rapidly and credit cards are now an outdated solution. With the constant […]

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04 Dec, 17

PSD2 and the impact on merchants

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The revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) is aimed at ensuring transparency and fostering innovation in the financial industry. Following the implementation of PSD2 requirements, the payments ecosystem is expected to become more harmonized. Also, banks, payment providers, FinTech companies and merchants will be able to compete better and even collaborate to benefit the consumer. Which […]

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09 Oct, 17

SEPA EuroDebit: Helps Expanding into Cross-Border Sales

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E-commerce merchants based in the US and Canada now have a game-changing advantage to ring up sales from European consumers. The Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) exists to unite the 28 EU countries (+7 others) into a single digital marketplace. The intention is to end many of the issues EU merchants encountered expanding into cross-border sales. This […]

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10 Feb, 16

How Alternative Payments can Supercharge your e-Commerce Business

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The Internet has become an immensely powerful marketplace that keeps transforming the financial services industry. With the global e-commerce space projected to grow at 15% CAGR through 2018, payment systems need to adapt to the changing business landscape. Namely, as businesses and consumers move to online channels, financial services need to support their expectations in […]

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14 Dec, 15

Europe’s DESI Scorecard: The Digital Economy and Society Index

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The European Commission has released it’s latest DESI or Digital Economy and Society Index. The scoreboard measures progress of the European digital economy. The accompanying press release offered the following highlights: – A majority of Europeans use the Internet on a regular basis: 75% in 2014 (72% in 2013), ranging from 93% in Luxembourg to 48% in Romania. […]

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01 Mar, 15

Spain vs. Their EU Amigos: It’s Question of Growth in E-commerce

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The Spanish website Capital, recently published an article titled “El Imparable Crecimiento del Comercio Electronico” or “The Unstoppable Growth of E-commerce”. Worth noting was the optimistic statistic by the eMarketer firm which estimates the Spanish e-commerce turnover will almost double in the next two years, from 18,000 million euros with which we will close 2014 at […]

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08 Sep, 14

Alternative Payments SEPA-Compliant and Processing EuroDebit Transactions

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Global payments processor Alternative Payments announced that EuroDebit, the company’s flagship debit product, is 100% SEPA-compliant and has been processing transactions since the February 1 deadline set by the EPC. While the EPC has issued a six-month grace period extending the compliance deadline to August 1, Alternative Payments CEO Wolfgang Kring said his company completed […]

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13 May, 14