First 3-D Secure 2.0 transactions in Switzerland

Datatrans and Cornèrcard rely on Netcetera's 3DS products

We are one of the first payment service providers to successfully execute 3-D Secure 2.0 transactions in Switzerland together with Datatrans AG, Cornèrcard and Sweepay AG. This makes us one of the first providers worldwide to successfully implement this new security standard with credit, prepaid and debit cards in online trading.

The European Payment Directive PSD2 with strong customer authentication has been in force since 14 September 2019. PSD2 requires that the cardholder approves all e-commerce transactions with two factors. From now on, merchants connected to Datatrans can also execute PSD2 and EMV 3DS (3-D Secure 2.0) compliant payments with Cornèrcard cards.

Cardholders benefit from risk-based authentication, additional security and ease of use when making mobile payments with credit, prepaid and debit cards. The first real 3-D Secure 2.0 transactions were processed via Sweepay AG's online shop. These are based on 3-D Secure 2.0 certified products developed by Netcetera and implemented by Datatrans.

Peter Frick, Managing Director Payment Security at Netcetera, says: "Our software enables these successful transactions. The increasing demand in the DACH region shows that the market has been waiting for this solution. 3-D Secure 2.0 is a milestone for digital payment and now a reality in Switzerland thanks to this implementation".

"We are proud to be among the first payment service providers in the world to be certified by Visa, Mastercard and American Express 3-D Secure 2.0 and to have completed successful transactions. With the new solution, consumers and e-commerce merchants will benefit from a smooth checkout, improved conversion rates and maximum security," says Oliver Heister, CTO of Datatrans AG.

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