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Deadline extension for Strong Customer Authentication

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

The FCA have announced that they have extended the deadline for implementing Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) for e-commerce transactions to 14 March 2022.

This further 6-month extension is to ensure minimal disruption to merchants and consumers, and recognises ongoing challenges facing the industry to be ready by the previous 14 September 2021 deadline. The new 14 March 2022 deadline is the latest the FCA expect full SCA compliance for e-commerce transactions.

The FCA previously agreed to give firms extra time to implement SCA for card-based e-commerce transactions in response to concerns about industry readiness, and to limit the impact on consumers and merchants. The FCA also provided an additional 6-month extension in response to the coronavirus crisis.

The FCA welcome the implementation of SCA solutions which protect consumers while minimising the potential for disruption to customers and merchants.

The FCA still expect firms to continue to take robust action to reduce the risk of fraud.

More information on Strong Customer Authentication can be found here.

 

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