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What Exactly is a Contactless Payment?

The modern credit card industry and credit card processing began in the 1950s, and the first credit cards were simply a platen upon which a number was stamped so it could be transferred to a carbon paper receipt through the use of an imprinting machine. These receipts were then “deposited” through merchant accounts to serve […]

How Smart Chips Will Make Electronic Transactions More Secure

For the typical business person who runs across fraudulent transactions involving credit cards, credit card processing with smart chip technology adds an extra security measure to purchases. When customers pay for purchases with credit cards featuring embedded chips, merchant accounts are protected because all purchases receive special validation codes. Once the card produces a validation […]

What To Do With All of Your Company’s Receipts

As the electronic age has started to take over more businesses, much of the information that used to be stored on paper is now done so on hard drives and other devices. However, even with this transformation within business, most still have numerous receipts from credit card transactions. With the number of receipts still growing, […]

The Ins and Outs of Your Credit Card Processing Bill

When businesses open merchant accounts for credit card processing, there are many ins and outs to be learned. Aside from learning how to operate their POS system, they must also learn about the fees associated with the bill. While it may seem overwhelming, it is in fact relatively simple to understand by asking a company […]

Protecting Your Business Against Credit Card Fraud

The number of credit card fraud cases are increasing throughout the world. There are steps you can take to reduce your risk against credit card fraud and other crimes. Protect your merchant accounts from and credit card processing problems by using strict hiring practices and performing background checks on employees. Perform an additional credit check […]

How to Know if You Have a Good POS System

A good POS system can make running any business easier. Whether it is a restaurant, clothing boutique, or other business, a POS system can make credit card processing quick and easy for both businesses and customers. However, to make sure a business has the best possible POS system, there are several factors to consider. Easy […]

How Does an NFC Payment Work?

These days, smartphones are more technologically advanced than ever. However, one of the most common features available in many devices over the past few years is NFC. Also known as near-field communications, this is a technology that allows a smartphone to be used to be paired up with another Bluetooth device for sharing content or […]

The Basics of Starting a Business

Starting a business doesn’t have to be overwhelming. There are some steps to take that tremendously increase the odds of success. Turn ideas into demand, take care of legal and regulatory obligations, as well as caring for customers and employees is important. However, a critical step is to establish merchant accounts and associated credit card […]

What is Data Breach Insurance and How Can It Help My Business?

Data is extremely valuable. Modern companies need to carefully protect their data from cyber criminals to maintain their business reputation. Here is information on Data Breach Insurance and how it can help your business. Do You Know Who is Viewing Your Data This Second? Businesses collect a wide range of data, including names, addresses and […]

Why Some Stores Have Minimum Credit Card Transaction Amounts

Some stores have a minimum amount that their customers must spend on a credit card before they will allow them to pay for a purchase with a credit card. Some stores set their minimum at $5, and other stores set their minimums at a much higher amount. The reason that some companies do that is […]

Why Do So Many Companies Want to Sell Me Merchant Account Services?

In order to do business in the modern world on a competitive level, you need a merchant services partner. Having this partner is the quickest and easiest way to the credit cards and digital payments that the Millennials and upscale consumers are using today. If you have many companies all trying to sell you merchant […]

What is a Mobile Credit Card Dongle?

Mobile credit card processing provides alternative ways for business owners to accept payments. Instead of cash-only payment methods, a small business owner can offer greater convenience for customers who want to use a credit card or a debit card to settle certain transactions. Entrepreneurs who set up merchant accounts may receive a mobile credit card […]

How Apple Wants to Change the Payments Industry

Apple, in recent years, has developed a reputation as being a technology giant and consumer friendly company. In developing new devices and services, they strive to innovate and compete in one of the world’s most difficult economic categories, and demand is high. Their approach to advancing credit card processing is no different. Consumers are accustomed […]

How a Credit Card Cash Back Transaction Works

Cash back debit cards are some of the most popular cards that consumers obtain and use today. They are so popular because they allow consumers to earn money while they spend money. Each card company has a different way of distributing the funds that people earn on their cash back credit cards. Companies vary in […]

An Overview of Fees Involved With Merchant Processing

Accepting credit cards is an essential part of running a modern business. However, many people who open merchant accounts are shocked at the number of fees and costs involved. Here is an overview of the different fees you will likely run into when paying for credit card processing for your business. Discount Rate This is […]

How Popular is Discover Card vs. Visa and Mastercard?

There are four major credit card networks: American Express, Visa, Mastercard, and Doscover. Each network decides where debit and credit cards can be used. In addition to these networks, two credit card networks (Discover and American Express) also issue credit cards to consumers. For example, a credit card issued by American Express or Discover will […]

How Bitcoin Could Impact The Payments Industry Moving Forward

For various reasons, the payments industry continues to live in the past. Decades-old technologies power today’s payment infrastructures. Changing this infrastructure requires time and effort of which the industry has shown no inclination. Then again, more and more companies continue to realize that something needs to change. Even consumers are challenging the industry to move […]

Why are Debit Cards and Credit Cards Treated Differently?

Credit cards and debit cards seem similar visually but are very different cards. Knowing the differences between the two can help shed some light on why they’re treated differently. The different responsibilities involved can affect your finances in different ways, and understanding this can help prevent problems with undesired consequences. To put it simply, credit […]

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What Exactly is a Contactless Payment?

The modern credit card industry and credit card processing began in the 1950s, and the first credit cards...

How Smart Chips Will Make Electronic Transactions More Secure

For the typical business person who runs across fraudulent transactions involving credit cards, credit card processing with smart...

What To Do With All of Your Company’s Receipts

As the electronic age has started to take over more businesses, much of the information that used to...

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