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Payments as a Value Creator in the B2B Supply Chain

By Patrick Bermingham, CEO, Adflex.  A surprising number of big organisations still rely on traditional paper invoicing and BACS to pay their suppliers. While this approach has some advantages, the stretching of standard payment terms – particularly in embattled sectors like construction – is causing suppliers considerable pain. At first glance, this looks like the […]

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BNP Paribas offers nexo standards across 14 countries

 nexo standards, the open, global association dedicated to removing the barriers present in today’s fragmented global card payment acceptance ecosystem, today announces that BNP Paribas, a leader in global banking and financial services, is now offering nexo’s acquirer payment acceptance messaging protocol across 14 European countries.  Implementing nexo standards enables BNP Paribas to serve its merchant […]

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The transformative power of global card payment acceptance standards

By Arnaud Crouzet, General Secretary of next Standards.  Arnaud Crouzet, General Secretary, nexo Standards, addresses key questions raised at recent payments conferences and explains why so many answers lie in the consistent adoption of universal card acceptance standards. Recent payments conferences have highlighted some pressing issues which, when addressed, have the power to transform the world of […]

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Sequent Software announces PCI-DSS re-certification

Sequent Software Inc, has announced the re-certification of its Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) Version 3.2 for Service Providers, Level 1. PCI-DSS Level 1 certification enables Sequent to provide trusted services to merchants and banks of all sizes, and confirms that the company’s technology, internal processes, and secure hosted environments meet the required […]

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Carrefour Banque offers instant activation of new C-zam account with Gemalto Digital PIN

Gemalto is supplying Market Pay, a payment institution wholly-owned by Carrefour Group, with payment cards and a Digital PIN solution for C-zam. This new ‘boxed’ account is available on the shelves of over 3,000 Carrefour French retail stores since 18 April. Once the account has been opened, the card’s PIN code is delivered safely and […]

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SPA data shows surge in demand for contactless chip cards

The Smart Payment Association (SPA), the trade body of the smart payments industry, has revealed top level findings from its 2016 annual review of the smart payments market. Data collated by the SPA from its members show over 2152 million payment chip cards were shipped globally in 2016, an increase of 4% on 2015 figures. […]

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