What are false declines and can I prevent them?

With the boom in internet shopping the amount of fraud taking place online has also risen exponentially. In response to this, financial institutions introduced numerous measures intended to help keep legitimate consumer financial transactions safe. A good example is if you have been trying to purchase something online and have had to type in a … Continued

How does card skimming work, and can you prevent it?

If you’ve never encountered a card skimmer, you should count yourself lucky. These small, illegal devices fit on top of card readers at ATM’s and other self-service sale terminals and can have a devastating impact on your personal finances, should they capture your card data. Skimming fraud is part of a wider group of fraud … Continued

Top Fintech Apps to help get your finances in order

January is notoriously that time of year when we’re all feeling the pinch. Our jeans are tighter, our pockets are lighter and we’re desperately trying to stick to our New Year’s resolutions. If you’ve overspent over the holiday, now is a great time to take back control of your finances – taking advantage of the … Continued

What is online credit card fraud and how can I protect myself?

Did you know that in 2018 more than a quarter of fraud took place online and 27% of victims don’t know how the fraudster got their details? If you become a victim of online credit card fraud, it can wreak havoc on your personal finances, and so it is important to understand exactly how you … Continued

Black Friday 2019: Is it safe to buy and sell on Depop?

Often thought of as a mix between Instagram and eBay, the social shopping app Depop has become hugely popular in recent years with over 15 million users now using the platform to buy and sell their old clothes, or vintage items. Targeted mainly at Gen Z shoppers, who make up 90% of its users, the … Continued

What is card-not-present fraud?

Card-not-present fraud accounts for billions of dollars in losses worldwide for online merchants. We take a closer look at what it is in our latest post