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18 Nov 2021

Technologyhas important effects on business operations. The ACT has partnered withDell to assist businesses in attaining quality up-to-date IT equipment and access specialist advice to...

8 Nov 2021

As trendy Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) services continue to grow in popularity across the UK, a charity has warned that using these non-regulated services can be like "slipping into quicksand"....

5 Nov 2021

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling & Walking (APPGCW) have an upcoming meeting on Monday the 8th November at 16:30.

4 Nov 2021

The ACT is a supporting organisation of Road Safety Week 2021 to represent the cycling industry and encourage road safety for all who usethem.

4 Nov 2021

WithCOP26 taking place in Glasgow until November 12, here are some ways that you can evaluate your business to become more environmentally sustainable.
 
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4 Nov 2021

The Government has launched a new Export Support Service to help UK businesses get answers to practical questions about exporting to Europe.

4 Nov 2021

The Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme was announced today by Patrick Harvie (MSP, Minister for ZeroCarbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants' Rights) at the Cycling Scotland Conference.

1 Nov 2021

ACT and ActSmart partner Global Payments (GP) will be contacting all customers to arrange the replacement of your terminal(s) to keep you up with modern requirements for no extra cost.

27 Oct 2021

The Budget and SR21 promised much for both the cycling industry and for retailers, but will it be enough to help recover the damage done from the pandemic and help sustain the cycling...

27 Oct 2021

During the Maybe* monthly masterclass you'll discover each month which bike shops have had the most social media engagement and why - catch up on last week's now.
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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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