Impressive 64% growth of merchants accepting MasterCard and Maestro contactless in Europe compared to Q2 2014 WATERLOO, Belgium – September 8, 2015 – Europeans increasingly tap for their everyday purchases as they benefit from its speed and convenience. In the second quarter of 2015, tap transactions in Europe grew by almost 170 % year on year and …
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  New regulatory measures requiring strong authentication for e-commerce transactions will make authentication a key focus for issuing and acquiring banks, merchants and consumers in Europe.  The aim of this regulation is to reduce fraud in online payments with strong authentication, or use a risk-based authentication approach as long as it is effective in controlling …
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