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16 Feb 2021

UK Finance release guidance on Strong Customer Authentication (SCA)

Bira has joined UK Finance's task force to help prepare retailers for Strong Customer Authentication (SCA)

From the 1st June 2021 retailers trading online will find their customers see increased changes when checking out, if your online checkout for card payments does not meet the new legal requirements for SCA, customers may not be able to buy from you*.

What is Strong Customer Authentication (SCA)?

Strong Customer Authentication is a new set of rules that aims to make online card payments more secure. Your customers’ checkout experience will be different, they will be required to complete an extra security step to complete the purchase.

Download the fact sheet from UK Finance by clicking on the button below.

SCA Fact Sheet

How can Bira help?

To prepare your business for Strong Customer Authentication before the deadline of the 1st June 2021, you can read our guides on SCA below.

Payments Toolkit - Strong Customer Authentication

A Quick Guide to Secure Customer Authentication (SCA)

Bira’s preferred card processing solution Global Payments

Global Payments has partnered with Bira to deliver innovative solutions and preferential terms, specifically designed to help small businesses and can help make sure if you're trading online, your business is SCA ready.

Global Payments

*Some transactions may be exempt from SCA rules and there may be alternative payment options. Please speak to the organisation processing your online
payments to find out more


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