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7 May 2021

Based at Activate Learning's Bracknell & Wokingham College campus this brand new workshop is the latest addition to their expanding number of Cytech training workshops across the country.

7 May 2021

Pennine Cycles, shortlisted last year for two awards in the Best Small Shops competition, have now been nominated in the BikeBiz Awards

6 May 2021

Maybe* take examples from successful businesses that used social media to flourish despite the pandemic

5 May 2021

The Government has agreed an amendment to the Financial Services Bill which will enable shops to offer cashback to customers without making a purchase.

29 Apr 2021

Armed with research data from Maybe*, a panel of retail industry expertshave collaborated to create this whitepaper with one goal - to help businesses thrive in this new era of uncertainty.

28 Apr 2021

The Bank of England has released free training materials for retailers with the aim of refreshing awareness of how to check banknotes.

28 Apr 2021

ACT members can receive excellent benefits with NearSt, a powerful platform that encouragers more shoppers through the doors of specialist cycle shops

27 Apr 2021

Defra has just confirmed that the amendments to the Single Use Carrier Bags Charges (England) Order 2015 will not be coming into force on 30th April 2021 as originally...

26 Apr 2021

A summary of what each party's manifesto will mean for small shops ahead of the Welsh Parliamentary elections on 6th May.

23 Apr 2021

A summary of what each party's manifesto will mean for small shops ahead of the Scottish Parliamentary elections on 6th May.

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Are you prepared for changes to SCA legislation? Take the survey now

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

We previously reported that SCA (Strong Customer Authentication) was to be introduced on ecommerce transactions, but the legislation was postponed from its originally planned launch in 2019.

Bira, member of the IRC alongside ActSmart and the ACT, is on the UK Task Force, representing SME businesses in the group set up by UK Finance.

Payment processing providers should be informing their customers of the coming changes, and whilst Global Payments, Bira's official partner are in the process of producing guidance for Bira members, Bira, in conjunction with UK Finance wish to understand SCA readiness amongst UK SMEs.

Within the UK, SCA will be introduced gradually from February 2021 leading up to the FCA enforcement date of 14th September 2021. For further information on the SCA implementation and ramp up plan, please refer to the UK Finance SCA webpage here. For the rest of Europe, the enforcement date for SCA is from 31st December 2020.

It is important that your business will be ready to comply with the regulations as soon as possible and by 31st May 2021 at the latest. Otherwise, your customers may find their UK payments declined from as early as 1st June 2021 if you/your payment processing providers are not ready.

Please help us understand your knowledge and preparedness for SCA by completing the following anonymous survey before 27th October.

www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Bira-SCA-3 

 


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