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Deadline extension for Strong Customer Authentication

10 Jun 2021

The FCA have announced that they have extended the deadline for implementing Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) for e-commerce transactions to 14 March 2022.
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Independents' Day UK campaign to culminate in full weekend celebration of indie retail sector across 3/4 July

2 Jun 2021

The campaign's organisers are asking the public to "pledge a few pounds" to independent retailers across the weekend
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Government Launches 'Together for our Planet' to encourage SMEs to cut emissions

1 Jun 2021

The Together for our Planet campaign encourages small businesses to pledge to cut their emissions to net zero by 2050 or sooner, while helping them grow, adapt and seize new opportunities.... Read more…

Register as a supporter for #BikeIsBest Spring Summer Campaign

28 May 2021

The Cycling Marketing Board has united with the ACT and other leading cycle organisations into one powerful voice, with a single mission - to get more people riding bikes, more often.
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#ShopKind campaign gathers momentum as retail industry comes together to tackle shopworker abuse

27 May 2021

The #ShopKind campaign was launched in April with the purpose of spreading awareness of the violence that takes place in shops on a dailybasis.
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Ecommerce expected to grow 91% in 2021, research shows

27 May 2021

Researchby RedEye shows that ecommerce growth will likely continue, after the initial excitement around physical shopping dies down.
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Retail sales in March and April 'better than expected'

26 May 2021

Retail sales in March and April 'better than expected', according to theBritish Retail Consortium's (BRC) Economic Briefing Report reported by Read more…

House of Commons thanks greeting card company Bexy Boo for community support

25 May 2021

A member of the GCA, Bexy Boo, has received a letter of thanks from the House of Commons for all the work she has done to support her home town of Knutsford

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Strengthen your Global Payments account security with multi-factor authentication

20 May 2021

On 22 May, Global Payments are adding multi-factor authentication (MFA) as a new step in the Merchant Portal login process. It's an extra layer of protectionfor your account credentials and... Read more…

Workshop announced for impending export VAT rules impacting B2C Trading

14 May 2021

The EU's incoming One Stop Shop (OSS) VAT return for e-commerce aims to simplify VAT obligations for companies carrying out cross-border sales of goods and services (mainly online) to... Read more…

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Strengthen your Global Payments account security with multi-factor authentication

Posted on in Business News, Brands & Products News, Cycles News

On 22 May, Golbal Payments are adding multi-factor authentication (MFA) as a new step in the Merchant Portal login process. It's an extra layer of protection for your account credentials and business data.

Global Payments are a long-standing partner of the ACT and ActSmart, and are the ideal card-processing provider for established or larger businesses. ACT members and ActSmart subscribers get free account set-up and ongoing preferential rates

What is MFA?

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an extra layer of protection against cyberthreats like phishing attacks and account takeovers. It verifies your identity with two different "factors" of authentication when you log in.

The authentication methods we use for Merchant Portal are:

  1. Your Merchant Portal password.
  2. A one-time verification code sent to your email, phone, or authenticator app

With MFA, even if someone guesses your password, they won't be able to log in as you without also providing the code. It's extra account security for an extra layer of protection.

Why use MFA?

We use MFA to help protect your account and secure sensitive payment data. You may already be familiar with MFA. It's a common way for companies to implement strong identity verification and to comply with regulatory standards for data security and protection.

 

To better understand what MFA is and why it's being implemented, visit the Global Payments Help Centre. Stay tuned for more updates once it goes live with MFA.

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