Card Scheme Changes

Read important card scheme changes, which will have an impact on how you process your Visa and Mastercard transactions.

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VISA: Transaction Receipt Changes

6 January 2020

Visa has announced a series of changes to its rules and requirements regarding the provision of transaction receipts. These are aimed at streamlining requirements to bring them up to date with market needs and best practice.

VISA: Promotions and Free Trials

6 January 2020

From April 18, 2020 Visa is updating its rules related to transactions for merchants that offer free trials or introductory offers as part of an ongoing subscription service.

VISA & MASTERCARD: Revised Contactless Limits

6 January 2020

Visa and Mastercard are making some changes to the Contactless (CVM) Limit. This is the point at which PIN verification becomes required.

VISA Reminder: Sales Tax Rebates

6 January 2020

This is a reminder to all customers wishing to return tax payments to qualifying consumers that the refund transaction type should not be used for the return of sales tax to cardholders. The refund transaction type can only be used to correct a sale.

ALL CARD BRANDS Reminder: 8-digit BINs (Industry readiness)

6 January 2020

To overcome a shortage of available numbers, starting in April 2022, all card schemes are working towards expanding the available ranges by instigating an 8-digit BIN code across their networks.

ALL CARD BRANDS Reminder: Everyday BIN table management

6 January 2020

Maintaining updated BIN range tables is vital for authorisation routing and fraud detection. Failure to update BIN tables can impact the profitability of your business, as consumers will be unable to make purchases using valid cards.

Card Scheme Changes - 01 April 2020

31 January 2020

As your payments partner, we are committed to keeping you up-to-date with industry and card scheme developments.

Mastercard: 3D secure affecting eCommerce

24 February 2020

Mastercard: 3D secure affecting eCommerce

All Card Brands: Retiring mag-stripe

24 February 2020

All Card Brands: Retiring mag-stripe

Visa & Mastercard: Refund authorisations

24 February 2020

Card brand scheme changes relating to AMLD5 for anonymous prepaid cards

Visa: Cashback limit changes affecting Switzerland

24 February 2020

Visa: Cashback limit changes affecting Switzerland

All Card Brands: AMLD5 relating to anonymous prepaid cards

24 February 2020

Card brand scheme changes relating to AMLD5 for anonymous prepaid cards

Visa: 3D secure affecting eCommerce

24 February 2020

Visa: 3D secure affecting eCommerce

All Card Brands: Consistent and improved customer experience

24 February 2020

All Card Brands: Consistent and improved customer experience

Visa: Response codes for Strong Customer Authentication response

24 February 2020

Card brand scheme changes relating to AMLD5 for anonymous prepaid cards

Visa: Account verification usage

24 February 2020

Visa: Account verification usage

Visa: Stored Credential best practices

12 March 2020

Visa: Changes to the contactless CVM Limit for Poland and Belgium

Mastercard: Card changes

12 March 2020

Mastercard: Card changes

Visa & Mastercard: Impact of non-compliance with changes to Dynamic Currency Conversion

12 March 2020

Visa & Mastercard: Impact of non-compliance with changes to Dynamic Currency Conversion

Visa: Changes to the contactless CVM Limit for Poland and Belgium

12 March 2020

Visa: Changes to the contactless CVM Limit for Poland and Belgium

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.

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.

 

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