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Emerging Alternative Payment Options

Posted by CardinalCommerce
Apr 25, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Ready or not, alternative payments are coming, and they’re coming fast. While consumers still use cash, a credit card or a debit card in most of their transactions, alternative payment methods are starting to garner a significant share of the market. There are, however, some options that are more prevalent than others, and some that are growing at a faster rate.

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Topics: Alternative Payments, Mobile Wallets

Security Concerns with Alternative Payments

Posted by CardinalCommerce
Apr 18, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Cybercriminals always find the path of least resistance. When it was easy to place a skimmer on a card reader at a merchant, and steal card information from a card’s magnetic strip, that’s what they did. In the new EMV landscape, where cards are equipped with a chip, it has become almost impossible to commit fraud at the point-of-sale, so these cybercriminals have migrated to the digital channel. Since credit cards have become increasingly secure in the digital channel, they’ve started to look for another easy way to commit crime, and they’ve found it through alternative payments.

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Topics: Alternative Payments

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