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29 Sep 2022

With household budgets under pressure, a new study has revealed that half the population believe e-bikes are the natural replacement for cars.

29 Sep 2022

New research from Ankorstore, an online B2B platform that connects brands and shops in Europe, has shown that independent retailers are relying on the support of local shoppers, rather than the...

26 Sep 2022

Following the Chancellor’s mini-budget last week, the retail industry has been reacting to the support package for small businesses and independent shops….including some of the...

22 Sep 2022

More than £1.2 million has been paid out to cyclists who have fallen off their bike on Edinburgh's tram lines over the last decade.

22 Sep 2022

This Thursday, September 22nd is World Car Free Day, an annual worldwide event that gives communities the chance to imagine a life without traffic. It also encourages families to come together...

21 Sep 2022

The Association of Cycle Traders has welcomed the government’s announcement that it will be funding support for business energy bills over the next six months.

20 Sep 2022

Bike for Good, the Glasgow-based cycling charity and social enterprise, today announced its partnership with Cytech the internationally recognised training and accreditation scheme for bicycle...

20 Sep 2022

There is a growing movement demanding that roads be made safer for children to cycle to school, with local authorities being called on to redesign local roads and neighbourhoods to provide safer...

20 Sep 2022

Travel insurance comparison site, Comparethemarket, has compiled a list of the top 20 most Instagrammed cycling routes across Europe as inspiration for an exciting cycling break.

15 Sep 2022

BIES Retail has created a visual toolkit for all organisations, and the public sector during this time of mourning to show the country speaking with one voice of unity.

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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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