Helping Start-Ups

Here at North Payments we have unrivalled capability to help start-ups access and benefit from the opportunities of eCommerce. We believe in making the process simple, and can have you up and running within just a few days. Our API will fit seamlessly into your in-house systems, allowing real time reporting and transactional management that... Read the full article

POODLE The SSLv3 Vulnerability – Are You Protected?

An SSLv3 vulnerability nick named POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) was revealed by Google researchers (http://www.extremetech.com/computing/192063-google-finds-critical-vulnerability-in-ssl-3-0-called-poodle). SSLv3 is a communication encryption protocol mainly used by older browser versions or server-to-server communication towards North Payments Gateway. For PSPs and merc

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How to Get the Best Results from Mobile Payments Processing

Mobile technology – in particular smartphones and tablets – has increased the scope of retail opportunity for businesses of all sizes. For SMEs, the ability to accept payment for products and services ‘in-the-field’ helps them compete with the larger, more established businesses. Sales are now guaranteed at local events, trade fairs, in customers’ business premises;... Read the full article

Tips to Reduce Chargebacks in Your Service Business

There are plenty of service businesses which benefit from customer tipping. Though most people think immediately of the restaurant trade, most people also tip hairdressers, taxi drivers, in bars, health and beauty spas, etc. Where the customer pays by credit card, there are rules as to the amount of tip which can be taken and... Read the full article

In the World of Merchant Services and Secure Payments – Week Ending 5th October 2014

Here at North Payments we like to keep abreast of everything happening in the world of merchant services and secure payments. If it is something that will affect payment gateways, our customers, partners, shopping carts, and acquiring banks, we think you should know about it. What matters to you in merchant services and mobile payments,... Read the full article

How to Ensure Your Third Party Payment Processing Provider is PCI DSS Compliant

Though using a third party payment processing provider will relieve an SME of the need to keep its in-house systems and procedures compliant with the code, it doesn’t negate the SME’s responsibilities under the code. In other words, as the PCI Council has recently confirmed, if your payment processing provider isn’t doing its job properly,... Read the full article

How to Ease the Online Fraud Fears of Your Customers

Payment processing systems of some of the largest companies in the world have been hacked into with alarming regularity over the last 24 months. Much of this online fraud has been blamed on the Heartbleed virus, but recent announcements show that despite the all of the extra online payment processing security measures, online fraud seems... Read the full article

In the World of Merchant Services and Secure Payments – Week Ending 28th September 2014

Here at North Payments we like to keep abreast of everything happening in the world of merchant services and secure payments. If it is something that will affect payment gateways, our customers, partners, shopping carts, and acquiring banks, we think you should know about it. What matters to you in merchant services, matters to us... Read the full article

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