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By Simon de Broise  Payment processors, as the name suggests, facilitate payments by credit and debit cards for both online and point of sale transactions. The payment processor acts as an intermediary between the merchant (e.g. a retailer or airline) and the customer’s bank, facilitating the rapid authorisation (or otherwise) of the payment and initiating (and […]

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