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How to ward off POS cyber security attacks

Its an unfortunate truth that the retail industry is a top target for cyber criminals, with POS (point-of-sale) malware, targeting credit and debit card readers or cash registers, on the rise.Earlier this year, the cyber attacks on US retail giant...
04:42PM - Wed 25th June 2014

CeX first high-street retailer to trial Bitcoin

Second hand electronic retailer CeX has become the first high-street retailer to use online currency Bitcoin in one of its storesIt said it would only accept bitcoins in its Glasgow store for three days with transactions made in sterling not allow...
05:46PM - Tue 13th May 2014
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Boxpark merges offline and online worlds using Magento and PayPal

The world’s first pop-up mall Boxpark Shoreditch has joined forces with Magento and PayPal to offer a buying and browsing experience for consumers across offline and online platforms.Boxpark Marketplace features a fully integrated POS system in wh...
04:19PM - Mon 14th April 2014
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It’s a rocky road ahead for the retailers that fail to protect customer data

Morrisons was just the latest in a line of high profile retailers to hit the headlines for the wrong reasons. The supermarket chain had suffered the theft of the bank account details of around 100,000 employees and the news spread fast. The superm...
03:48PM - Tue 8th April 2014

Mobile payments Q&A: Jon Banks, Director of payments solutions, The Logic Group

A few weeks ago, Visa and MasterCard announced they would be supporting Host Card Emulation (HCE) as a solution for mobile NFC payments. This marks a significant step change that could turn mobile payments into a mainstream payment solution sooner...
05:20PM - Fri 14th March 2014
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226 per cent surge in UK contactless payment transactions

Contactless payment transactions have surged by 226 per cent year-on-year according to a leading payment service provider.WorldPay found that London led the way with contactless payments as 17 per cent of shoppers use the service while Bristol was...
11:34AM - Thu 27th February 2014

Greggs launches mobile payment app across its stores

Food on-the-go retailer Greggs has launched its new Greggs Rewards mobile payment app across its 1,700 store estate.It works by the customer tapping the app to generate a Quick Response (QR) code which can either be scanned or entered into a chip ...
03:01PM - Wed 26th February 2014
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The Target data breach – What retailers can learn

In December 2013, Target, a large US retailer, was the victim of a severe data breach that left more than 110 million consumer credit card and personal data records exposed to hackers. The cost of the data breach is estimated to be over £150 milli...
08:55AM - Mon 24th February 2014
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Average basket sizes shrink 14.3% year-on-year, says Realex Payments

Average transaction values (ATV) in online baskets have shrunk by 14.3 per cent year-on-year at a European payment service provider (PSP).Realex Payments, which counts notonthehighstreet.com amongst its clients, said ATV dropped from £105 in 2012 ...
05:22PM - Fri 21st February 2014
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