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Web Shield DeepScreen released
Latest News, 1 February 2017

Mastercard Clarifies their Rules: Member Areas Have to Be Screened Screening for website content that is forbidden per credit card association rules has always been the most basic building block of any compliance strategy in the card acquiring space. Despite this common practice, there remained a certain blind spot: Websites that do not advertise their [...]

Advanced High-Risk Underwriter
Latest News, 15 December 2016

As Underwriters, we cannot idly sit by. Fraudsters are constantly moving, inventing new ways to circumvent security measures, hatching new fraud schemes, and improving their means of deception. Education and professional exchange are therefore crucial. Our Advanced High-Risk Underwriter course wants to serve as a platform where professionals can learn from professionals to make payments [...]

Web Shield helps acquirers to comply with VISA merchant location rule change
Latest News, 17 October 2016

In August, VISA announced they would require acquirers to comply to significantly more stringent concerning merchant locations starting October 15. Acquirers will have to make sure they are licensed for the principal place of business of the merchant and any additional locations. The burden for ascertaining a merchant’s location in this case lies squarely on [...]

Web Shield releases new reference guide for merchant underwriting
Latest News, 17 October 2016

The second edition of Web Shield’s “Fundamentals of Card-not-present Merchant Acceptance” has been released today. Aimed at merchant underwriters working for acquiring banks and payment service providers, it serves as a reference guide for online due diligence investigations. The core of the book is a holistic Investigation Strategy, which encompasses a comprehensive risk taxonomy and [...]

Web Shield System Updates and new Tools
Latest News, 3 October 2016

Important Service Updates This month sees significant changes in our service portfolio, which is why we want to use this newsletter to inform you about the most important ones: SENTINEL Adds New Features Starting today, our SENTINEL profits from an overhaul which brings several new features. The biggest difference: On page 2, a SENTINEL Report [...]

Web Shield partners with online identification provider IDnow
Latest News, 6 July 2016

The cooperation enables a new level of B2B customer due diligence by allowing for the identification of directors or beneficial owners online. Leipzig, July 06, 2016 This year has been groundbreaking for our company so far. During the course of a few months, Web Shield built has built up a comprehensive risk-based due diligence suite: [...]

Meet Web Shield @ Money20/20
Latest News, 22 March 2016

Money20/20 is the world’s largest events focused on payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology. It is a must-attend event for any company operating in the payments space – and Web Shield is participating.   If you are also attending the conference in [...]

Web Shield on Tour
Latest News, 21 January 2016

Web Shield on Tour – Where You Can See and Hear Us this Year This year affords a lot of opportunities to meet us all over the globe. We will be attending at least 13 card, FinTech, banking and payments conferences in 2016! On many of this occasion, you will also hear from our CEO, [...]

Web Shield Headquarters Opening – The Future of Due Diligence
Latest News, 9 December 2015

International guests from all over the world arrived on Friday, October 16th in Leipzig to witness the official Web Shield Headquarters Opening. Many came straight from Berlin, where the weeklong MasterCard Global Risk Leadership Conference had just ended and they already had the opportunity to meet Web Shield’s CEO Christian Chmiel. The festivities started in [...]

MasterCard Merchant Monitoring Service Provider
Latest News, 1 July 2015

Starting on July 1st, 2015 all Principal Members of MasterCard can register Web Shield Limited as an official ‘Merchant Monitoring Service Provider’ (MMSP) in the Merchant Monitoring Program (MMP). During your participation in the MMP of the BRAM Program, MasterCard may grant some mitigation on assessments for a BRAM and/or Merchant Transaction Laundering violation resulting [...]