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Card Payment processing is a highly regulated industry, which is to be expected since it deals with sensitive and private financial information. The goal of these regulations is to protect all parties involved in processing transactions — cardholders, merchants, acquirers and the issuing banks. Elavon stays current and compliant with all applicable regulations. Our goal is to ensure you are aware of what is currently happening within the industry, in order to remain compliant. So please see below for latest news relating to Scheme Changes, Customers Updates and Data Security.

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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.

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