Business Insights

 
“Working closely with 3C has enabled us to improve the payment experience for both our staff and customers while becoming fully EMV compliant.” – Thomas Weidlich, IT Manager With over 60 years’ experience in the industry, InterContinental is one of the…
 
“Implementing the 3C integrated cashless solution in Newcastle provides a really convenient payment experience for car park users” – Russell Nelson   With a population of 285,000 residents in Newcastle upon Tyne, the City Council manages 7,500 parking…
 
At 3C, we believe in supporting you to achieve your technical and financial payment objectives across your international enterprise without compromise.  Here are 5 key success factors for optimizing your acceptance of international payments that we have…
 
Recent regulatory changes such as the Interchange Fee Regulation (IFR) and the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) have wide implications for Merchants. Although some of the finer details are still being worked through by financial institutions, here are…
 
Customers paying for goods and services away from home often find it hard to calculate expenditure exchange rates and keep track of their spending. With Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) your payment terminal recognizes foreign Visa and Mastercard debit and…
 
Your customers’ payment card data is vulnerable to attack by fraudsters if not adequately secured. Tokenization is a process that substitutes payment card data with a unique identifier or token that appears in the same format, thereby eliminating sensitive…
 
EMV (Europay, Mastercard, Visa) describes a payment transaction between a chip card and an EMV-enabled terminal that combats the use of counterfeit, lost or stolen payment cards. Although well established in Europe, it is only since October 2015, the cost of…
 
PCI Point-to-Point-Encryption (P2PE) protects sensitive payment card data from the point that it is read at the terminal and through transit to the payment processor. This prevents fraudsters from being able to steal card data while in transit or storage…
 
The way that consumers engage with brands and services is continually evolving driven by the desire for greater convenience and cost efficiency. Consequently, demand for responsive payment pages and in-app payments has grown in line with the penetration of…