Author Archive: Brandon Cruz

Recurly Announces Support for Bacs via GoCardless

Recurly is excited to announce support for Bacs via GoCardless. Bacs is a direct debit banking method popular in the United Kingdom. Bacs allows you to pull funds from a shopper’s bank account, skipping the credit card networks altogether. With about 90% of the UK population paying at least one bill using Bacs, it’s a powerful option to give your shoppers the payment methods they prefer. 

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Recurly Adds Level II Card Support for Adyen Transactions

Recurly is continually reviewing and updating our payment gateways to ensure excellent transaction processing across each of our gateways. This means staying up-to-date on new gateway features to ensure Recurly supports the functionality most useful for our merchants’ businesses.

Recurly has added support for level II card data when processing Adyen transactions. This new service complements our existing gateways supporting Level II data: Braintree, Chase Orbital, Merchant eSolutions, TSYS, and Vantiv. This additional support should result in substantial savings when processing qualified Level II Adyen transactions. 

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Broaden Global Expansion with Increased Currency Support from Recurly

 

As businesses grow, moving beyond their home locale is often one of the milestones of expansion. Global expansion often requires a considerable amount of planning including research into regions and payment methods best suited for a business’s needs as well as evaluating and choosing the right partners to help them achieve these goals. As a leader in subscription billing and management, Recurly supports these needs by adding partner integrations that enable merchants to unlock new regions to acquire and delight customers.

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Visa’s New Free-Trial Mandate: What You Need to Know

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To reduce chargebacks for subscription-related charges originating from free trials and similar promotional offers, Visa has released the Free Trial Mandate to provide clearer information to consumers related to these types of charges. Specifically, Visa has mandated that merchants who offer a promotional period that rolls into a paid subscription must abide by the following rules:

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What is Visa’s CVV2 Mandate?

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In an effort to combat card not present (CNP) fraud in Canada, Visa has announced an additional card not present mandate. The mandate describes expanded requirements regarding the use of the card verification value (CVV2) for Canadian merchants processing transactions via telephone or through e-commerce environments. Specifically, these changes require the following:

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