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Why SMS verification isn’t a good idea

SMS verification has become increasingly popular over recent years, to ensure a high level of security when validating a customer’s account.

By utilising a customer’s phone number to validate their account allows a business to ensure that the phone number given is active and is also accessible by the customer. This method of validation has become more popular than email verification recently – but should businesses solely rely on SMS verification?

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The Rise of Card Payments

Are cash payments truly falling?

With the use of contactless and card payments rising, they now account for over three quarters of the value of the UK’s retail purchases. The latest British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) payments survey for 2017 states that cards were used for £277.1 billion worth of payments, equaling 76% of all retail sales.