Hello Soda covers 91% of the world

Hello Soda now covers 177 countries from Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe

We’re delighted to announce we now operate in 177 countries! Yes that’s now 91% of the world. From Aruba to Australia, Iceland to the Ivory Coast, St Vincent and The Grenadines, and all the way to Papua New Guinea. Our solutions reach where others don’t. 

The Hello Soda KYC (Know Your Customer) and AML (Anti-Money Laundering) solutions are truly global. We’re proud that they’re being used across a wide range of sectors, right across the world, every single day.

How we enable e-commerce companies to implement SCA

The PSD2 deadline of September 14th has passed, but some e-commerce companies still have time to implement SCA for online card transactions (possibly up to 14 March 2021). As such, for those who still need to implement SCA, all of the information below still applies. 

In this blog we give you a quick summary of what you need to know, what you need to do, and the solutions we provide to ensure all-important Strong Customer Authentication (SCA). 

Mobile Validate will ensure SMS verification for SCA actually works

New requirements for authenticating online payments have been introduced in Europe as part of the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2).

The new regulations, put in place to prevent fraud, require customers to use an access code sent to their mobile phone. The number must be entered at checkout to confirm payment. It’s classed as two-factor authentication (2FA) to validate the customer and the transaction. 

Payment Service Directive (PSD2)

What you need to know about PSD2 and Strong Customer Authentication (SCA)

Here we’ll tell you what online businesses need to know about the new regulations, and how we can help. 

The PSD2 deadline of September 14th has passed, but some e-commerce companies still have time to implement SCA for online card transactions (possibly up to 14 March 2021). As such, for those who still need to implement SCA, all of the information below still applies.

Frictionless Future Blog

How Alternative Methods Will Pave The Way For a Frictionless Future

Most businesses look to avoid friction at all costs in the user experience – and for good reason. But friction isn’t always bad. It exists for a reason and is only ever introduced when necessary.  

Is friction inevitably the future of identity verification? What if there was another way to be completely regulation compliant without the friction?

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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?

Hello Soda at The Summit 2019

The Summit 2019: Round Up

It’s been almost a week since we landed back in Austin following The Payments Canada Summit 2019 in Toronto, and we had an incredible time!

We had the opportunity to speak to some fantastic Canadian payments businesses to showcase our brand new identity verification solutions and, with our interactive demos, allow them to see in real-time how our solutions can enhance their processes.

What did we take away from the event? Take a look below.

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