Posts Tagged: visa

Payment Cards are Dead. Long Live Payment Cards.

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Any payment technology analyst will tell you that the payments market has exploded over the last few years. An explosion sounds great, but it also suggest fragmentation. Which is another way of saying that the customer has a confusing array of choices. Not that confusion is anything new. Everyone has, at some point, fumbled through a stack… Read more »

Barclaycard Risk Reduction Programme Position Statement

Barclaycard has issued the following positioning statement regarding the Barclaycard Risk Reduction Programme and it’s relationship with the PCI DSS and participating card schemes (Visa, Mastercard, Amex). If you’re a Barclaycard merchant participating in the BRRP, this positioning statement may be of interest to you. If you’d like to find our more about the BRRP,… Read more »

Which Visa Europe Agent Are You?

Or, where do I register with Visa Europe once I’ve received my completed ROC? So you’re a service provider, you’ve been assessed by a QSA, and now you want some recognition in the form of a public listing on Visa Europe’s list of compliant service providers, or on the new Visa merchant agent listing web site. But which… Read more »

Cut-off dates for Visa Europe web listing

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This update concerns Level 1 Service Providers (member agents). We just had an update from Visa Europe regarding the final cut-off dates for the December web listing. Normally, this is the 15th of the month (for listing during the same month). However, to accommodate the Christmas holidays, the cut-off for December will be Friday 7th… Read more »

Terminology & Mastercard Service Provider Registration

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If you’re a service provider, you’ll want to read this information from Mastercard about registering with them as a PCI compliant service provider. But before you read it, it’s worth having a brief tour around some relevant terminology. If you’re a Merchant, you may find this interesting anyway, especially if the PCI compliance and registration… Read more »