Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) and Light Blue

On 14 September 2019, new regulations are being introduced across Europe to protect people using cards to pay for goods and services online. These new regulations are called Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) and will add a requirement for two-factor authentication for some online payments.

The requirement for two-factor authentication means that affected transactions will require something in addition to the card number. Details will vary between card providers, but they might include codes generated by your online banking app, a security dongle, etc.

If you’re dealing with European clients and using Light Blue’s client portal to take payments from them, you will be affected by SCA. However, we will ensure that Light Blue’s client portal is ready for SCA in plenty of time for the 14 September 2019 deadline, and you probably won’t need to make any changes at all.

Keep an eye on our blog and email newsletter for further news!

On the road with The Societies of Photographers

Ian is going to be on the road with The Societies of Photographers, attending their roadshows in Falkirk, Carlisle and Wigan on the 9th, 10th & 11th of April.

There is a great range of free master classes from three excellent speakers; Damian McGillicuddy, Robert Pugh and Panikos Hajistilly. There will also be an opportunity to meet a wide range of different industry suppliers, including Light Blue, in the accompanying trade show. You can register for free by following the links below, and read more about the master classes and the trade exhibitors.

09/04/2019
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Falkirk 
Macdonald Inchyra Hotel, Polmont Falkirk 
10/04/2019
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Carlisle 
Carlisle Racecourse, Carlisle Cumbria
11/04/2019
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Wigan 
DW Stadium, Wigan Manchester