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Card payment processing is a highly regulated industry, since it deals with sensitive, private financial information. These regulations protect all parties involved — cardholders, merchants, acquirers and issuing banks. Elavon stays current and compliant with all applicable regulations. Our goal is to ensure you're aware of what's happening within the industry, in order to remain compliant. See below for the latest news relating to scheme changes, customer updates and data security.

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Your rights when making payments in Europe

19 December 2019

EU rules mean your electronic payments are becoming cheaper, easier and safer. Here’s how.

Brexit - what you need to know

16 December 2018

We know that many of our customers are assessing the impact of Brexit and what will happen after the United Kingdom (UK) leaves the European Union (EU).

European Commission Decision: Inter-Regional Interchange Rates Reduction

12 June 2019

The European Commission has announced its decision to adopt revised inter-regional interchange rates. These new interchange rates apply to international consumer transactions at merchants in the European Economic Area (“EEA”). The new rates are;

PSD2 – latest update

9 September 2019

Visit our new PSD2 customer page designed to inform and help you through the transition period.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – what you need to know about the new EU data protection law

26 March 2018

You may have heard about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) cropping up quite a bit in conversation or have come across it on the social channels which you use. You may know all about it already which is great, or you may not be sure what it’s really all about.

Ban on surcharge

26 March 2018

One significant change introduced by PSD2 which you may be aware of is the ban on “surcharging”. This occurs when an additional fee is added to the transaction value for card payments. Please note that this does not constitute changes to your Customer Agreement with Elavon.

Summary of key changes to your Elavon Terms of Services

26 March 2018

Summary of key changes to your Elavon Terms of Services - 27 March 2018

Changes to the Visa Chargeback process as of 15 April 2018

26 March 2018

Visa is changing the way it handles disputed transactions (also known as Chargebacks) within the payments industry with effect from 15 April 2018 by introducing the Visa Claims Resolution (VCR) initiative. This aims to improve the efficiency of handling disputes and reduce the number of invalid Chargebacks.

Fraud Alert Notification

29 November 2019

As your payments provider we’re always looking for ways to help you to process card payments efficiently. We have seen a rise in recent months of fraudsters initiating fraudulent sales and refunds by distraction of a cashier or access to a card terminal that was not properly secured.

New Payment Services Directive (PSD2) legislation from the EU

12 January 2018

The EU has updated the Payment Services Directive (PSD) in order to enhance payment services market efficiency and competitiveness, consumer protection and transaction security, the new Directive is called PSD2. As a result, you have new rights and obligations under PSD2 from 13 January 2018.

ID Pal Application

23 October 2019

Further to our letter requesting a completed Beneficial Ownership form and valid photo ID, you can download our secure ID Pal application to your Mobile, Tablet or PC

Card verification value no longer allowed on mail order forms

18 February 2018

To protect consumers and the payments network from potential data compromises, Visa mandated that merchants should not include Card Verification Value (CVV2) data in authorisations for mail order transactions effective from 21 April 2017.

Preparing your payment software for 3-D Secure

18 February 2018

3Ds enables consumers to authenticate themselves with their card issuer when making card-not-present (CNP) and mobile purchases. The additional security layer helps prevent unauthorized CNP transactions and protects the merchant from CNP exposure to fraud.

New Self-Assessment Questionnaire now available

18 February 2018

Self-Assessment Questionnaires (SAQ) forms are used by some eligible merchants to report the results of a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) self-assessment.

IATA Accredited travel agents compliance requirements

18 February 2018

The travel industry has come under repeated and targeted attack from hackers who are increasingly finding opportunities to gain access to significant quantities of card payment data and personal information from customers.

Double Swiping no longer permitted

18 February 2018

Do you double swipe your customers’ payment cards for fraud check, reward scheme or marketing purposes? You should stop immediately if you are still doing this process. Here’s why you shouldn’t.

Clarification to the wording on your Schedule of Fees

25 March 2018

Clarification to the wording on your Schedule of Fees- 27 March 2018. This amendment reflects the Card Scheme rules in relation to processing of secure Visa domestic transactions, which must be submitted to Elavon within two days in order to be treated as “Secure Transactions”.

Urgent security update required for your MobileMerchant app

7 August 2018

As your payment provider we are committed to ensuring that our customers comply with industry security requirements for the processing of all types of card transactions. We want to let you know about a critical update for your MobileMerchant app.

Guiding you through PSD2

21 May 2019

The European Commission introduced the Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) to make payments safer, increase consumer protection and to foster innovation and competition. One of the more significant impacts of PSD2 relates to eCommerce transactions and the need to implement Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) from 14th September 2019.

Update to the Definition of Secure and Non-Secure Transactions

9 January 2019

Elavon recently informed you of an update to the definition of secure transactions as outlined in the Schedule of Fees (SOF) effective from 1 January 2019. The update relates to the treatment of secure and non-secure transactions.

Urgent update required for your payment processing solution

15 May 2018

As your payment provider we are committed to ensuring that our customers comply with industry security requirements for the processing of all types of card transactions. We want to let you know about a critical deadline that is approaching fast.

Card Scheme News - Update

18 September 2019

As your payments partner, we are committed to keeping you up-to-date with industry and card scheme developments. The purpose of this communication is to advise you of new pricing changes being introduced by Visa and Mastercard.

Updated Terms of Service (TOS) – Effective 14 September 2019

30 June 2019

Elavon has updated its Terms of Service, effective from 14 September 2019. There are two main areas of changes: 1) As a result of the introduction of the Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) 2) Updates to Data Security Payment Card Industry (PCI).

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