Curtis Nash

I have had more than twenty-five years of experience in innovative software businesses. I have founded multiple companies and served in executive technical, operational, and business development positions both in the UK and the US. My specialities include, technology commercialisation, start-up mentorship, strategic partnership business development, deal structuring and execution, technology investment and company turnaround.

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Preventing Fraud When Taking Payments Over the Phone

When it comes to taking card payments, there are essentially two categories: electronic (for example, contactless, or chip and pin machine methods), and manual, keyed entry, also known as card (or cardholder) not present. The latter is something of...

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How to prevent customer payment calls dropping off

The situation where a customer changes their mind midway through a telephone purchase is called a drop-off.  

The most likely cause is when a customer feels pressured to make a purchase in the first place, and finds an opportunity to hang up the phone. ...

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Compliance with GDPR When Taking Payment Over the Phone

Under the 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), largely drafted by British civil servants, a right to privacy was conferred on all citizens of Europe.

Although it pre-dates and is independent of the EU, the ECHR is the basis of the EU's...

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Taking Credit Card Payments Over The Phone Regulations UK

With the rapid growth of online retailing, we've seen an accompanying increase in the resourcefulness and ingenuity of criminals. Our credit card details are immensely valuable and every time we use them we run the risk that someone will find a way to...

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How to Take Credit Card Payments by Phone

It's such a common practice that we scarcely think about the mechanics of the process or the complexity of the regulations that govern it.The Rise of the Credit CardIntroduced to the UK in 1966 by Barclays, credit cards were originally only used in...

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Benefits of payment by phone

In many ways, the telephone call is the ideal way to talk to your customers - because it is more personal, freeform and adaptable than any other channel. It is also the most dynamically expanding technology of our times. In the 21st century, people are...

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Accepting telephone payments

Gone - in fact, long gone - are the days of businesses built purely on walk-in trade.

High streets began to struggle in the 1980s with the advent of out-of-town hypermarkets and ever higher city rents, rates and property prices. More shoppers had cars...

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The security-compliance risks of home-working

One year after the first lockdown, almost half of businesses plan tocontinue allowing team members to work at home full-time and 82% will probably allow one day a week, according to Gartner [1]. In future, offering flexible work patterns could be...

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Working from home? No, you can't keep card details on a Post-IT!

Our data privacy and security laws were drafted with traditional offices and computers in mind, but even before the ink was dry on the GDPR documents, the data landscape was changing.

More firms and organisations are outsourcing their live data...

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