Abandoned transactions are a serious concern for online businesses. However, could the adverse effects of card declines be removed if a consumer was prompted to pay with cash when their card wasn’t accepted?
Credit cards have become as much a part of our financial lives as checking accounts. For some, being approved for an unsecured credit card is out of reach for a variety of reasons. People with challenging credit situations are turning to secured credit cards as an avenue to achieve credit-worthiness, with attaining unsecured credit as the ultimate goal. What are the factors that expedite graduation from secured to unsecured credit?
Credit cards have become indispensable to both consumers and businesses in expediting the payment process; but when disputes arise, the system can break down into acrimony and injustice, especially when intentional fraud is committed. What programmes are card schemes Visa and Mastercard implementing to streamline the current chargeback system, settle disputes quickly and efficiently, and to protect the innocent? The new Open World model provides some answers.
Credit cards have become an essential staple of the financial world within the past century, so a world without them seems inconceivable today. But the marriage of Open Banking with Instant Payments is making that reality look more plausible, and in the not-too-distant future. How can banks not simply survive but excel in the new post-card world, in which the payments process moves in-house, providing a wealth of data?
The “club” of companies or banks that haven’t had their data raided by hackers is becoming more and more exclusive, as more and more hackers breach databases that give them access to credit cards, transactions, customer history – anything and everything they can make a quick buck off of.
Being able to access credit in today’s world is virtually a necessity of life, but consumers with a blemished or nonexistent credit history can face significant challenges to credit access. That’s where credit secured by some form of upfront collateral may open paths to credit that might otherwise remain closed.