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    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU regulation that seeks to strengthen and unify data protection for all EU residents. It is the most radical change to data protection since the Data Protection Directive and the Data Protection Act (DPA) that date back to the 1990s. - Part one of our six part series focussing on the GDPR.

    This week saw Yorkshire based payments broker acceptcards®, launch their latest partner collaboration with banking revolutionary Metro Bank, to deliver an exciting industry first in-store payment proposition.

    We are excited to announce that acceptcards® has successfully completed the rigorous FSQS certification process, making it a fully registered supplier and demonstrating our commitment and credentials within the financial services industry.

    On January 1st 2018, a number of card payment machines became non PCI compliant. In simple terms, the affected devices no longer meet the latest card scheme requirements and must therefore be removed and replaced with newer models.

    Due to new legislation, from 13th January 2018 businesses in the EU will no longer be allowed to apply surcharges to card payments. acceptcards CEO - Richard Bradley, addresses some of the key questions we're receiving from business owners.

    To help protect cardholders against the risk of fraud, Visa have now introduced a Zero Floor Limit for all contactless transactions.

    We take a closer look at how the latest changes to credit and debit card charges are affecting car garages in the UK.

    You could be forgiven for not noticing the increasing popularity of card payments - if you’ve spent the last 10 years living in a cave!

    325 million purchases were made using contactless debit and credit cards in November 2016. A quarter of all card transactions are now contactless payments, new figures from The UK Cards Association show.

    Payments are a key driver of success in international expansion - are you maximising this opportunity?

    It’s likely you’ll have received at least a communication from your merchant services provider advising you of changes to the cost of processing your card payments.

    The cost of accepting card payments, commonly known as Merchant Services, saw significant regulatory changes in 2015/2016 and were designed to increase transparency of fees charged to merchants.

    If you need to take card payments in today’s dynamic and fast moving world there are many options available from a wide range of providers.

    Reductions of up to 50% available in the cost of accepting Visa & MasterCard personal and premium credit cards.

    Richard Bradley, Director of acceptcards, explains what the changes should mean for your business and how best to ensure you’re in a position to take maximum advantage.

    Metro Bank, the bank for entrepreneurs, is today announcing a new partnership with card payment specialist, acceptcards®, a division of UPG plc.