The PSD2 SCA deadline, EMV 3DS, and the webinars with all the info you need and more.

Don't miss Visa's upcoming webinars covering PSD2 SCA, EMV 3DS, exemptions and more!

December 31, 2020 is a big date and it’s right around the corner. It will affect all businesses based or serving customers in the European Economic Area (EEA) which accept credit cards in the ecommerce payments space. It’s the date that PSD2’s SCA requirement will be enforced, which most of you are probably already aware of.

So what does this mean if you are operating in this area? It means your business could be affected during the peak holiday shopping season if you are not prepared. Plus, the world has changed. With the global pandemic upon us, consumers have turned to online shopping. The goal for a merchant will be to be fully compliant with SCA - while continuing to meet the increasing demand. And that’s a good thing.

We want to help you each step of the way. As a Visa solution we are happy to share Visa’s two-phase plan for ecosystem readiness. This will help you prepare for the upcoming deadline and help ensure your business doesn’t miss a beat.

Mark your calendar for Visa’s upcoming webinar series – check them out:

  • “Visa SCA Ramp-Up Plan” - Wednesday September 2nd, 14:00-15:30 (BST) / 9:00-10:30 AM (EDT)

    This webinar will explain Visa’s ramp-up plan, describing what the various players in the payments ecosystem need to do and by when, in order to be ready to comply with the SCA requirements for remote electronic transactions by the end of 2020.

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  • “Testing”- Tuesday September 8th, 14:00-15:00 (BST) / 9:00-10:00 AM (EDT)

    This webinar will provide an overview of the testing activities that ecosystem participants should be performing in order to ensure SCA readiness. It will provide valuable insight into the testing suite available to ensure optimal operation of EMV 3DS and its processes.

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  • “Exemptions and Soft Declines”- Thurday September 10th, 14:00-15:30 (BST) / 9:00-10:30 AM (EDT)

    This webinar will provide guidance on how to apply SCA exemptions and how ecosystem participants should selectively use step-ups and soft-declines when necessary.

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  • “Out-of-Scope Transactions”- Thursday September 24th, 14:00-15:30 (BST) / 9:00-10:30 AM (EDT)

    This webinar will provide guidance on how to handle transactions that are out of scope of SCA (including MITs), and will discuss the interim solution that is available for indirect travel sales.

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  • “EMV 3DS Deep-Dive”- Tuesday September 29th, 14:00-15:30 (BST) / 9:00-10:30 AM (EDT)

    This webinar will discuss 3DS authentication versions and the features that can be used to optimize SCA and benefit the merchant and customer experience.

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  • “Amount Variation and other Key Use-Cases” - Thursday October 1st, 13:00-14:30 (BST) / 8:00-9:30 AM (EDT)

This webinar will explain how to handle Amount Variation under Dynamic Linking in the authentication and authorization processes, as well as some other key use-cases.

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And if you have questions, let’s talk. We’re here keep you informed and help you every step of the way.


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