Where are Some Types of Online Fraud Coming From?

According to the U.S Internet Crime Complaint Center in 2016, there were more than 280,000 internet fraud reports in the United States alone. One type of online fraud that most people are familiar with is a scam run on Craigslist where the seller receives an email from a prospective buyer offering to send a cashier’s […]

Want to Gain More Online Customers

Answer:  Offer alternative payment options Okay, so what exactly does that mean?  Well, traditionally, merchants only had the option of accepting electronic payments online in the form of bank drafts, and debit and credit cards from the major card brands – Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club and JCB.  That is until payment product innovators […]

Scalability: Building Your Business for Transactional Growth

When starting a business, most business owners hope to quickly grow. After all, more customers mean more revenue. But if you aren’t prepared, expanding could put your business at risk. Obviously, having enough inventory, staff and equipment is critical to expanding operations. One area that many merchants overlook is processing credit card transactions. You have […]

Where Are We with Payment Security?

The EMV Standard and Payment Security In the UK, the migration to EMV technology has reduced fraud with payment security in face-to-face transactions since EMV adoption in 2003.  The EMV standard operates with EMV-compliant cards (which have embedded chips instead of magnetic stripes) and EMV-compliant POS terminals.  The chips require a PIN entry for a […]

The Evolution of Contactless Payment Technology

We have seen the contactless payment technology and their functionality pop up in many stores over the last few years. You have probably seen the popular commercial where people are walking in an efficient circle, taping their card onto a contactless device, until one guy pulls out cash and the whole line comes to a […]

Visa Inc Pushes for Mobile Technology

Visa has always been on the cusp of technology and is always looking for new and innovative ways to expand their sphere of influence. Visa is launching four new programs that allow payments and services via mobile devices which will introduce the start of mobile technology in the payment processing industry. Two such programs are […]

Technology Trends and Card Processing

In 1730, the first advertisement for credit was placed allowing furniture to be purchased over time. Almost 200 years later, Western Union issued a metal plate to their employees instead of a paycheck. Of course this card was only good in company owned stores. It was not until the 1950s that Bank of America issued the first […]

New Innovations Are Keeping Credit Card Information Secure

In today’s economy, more and more people are turning to using credit cards. With this new onslaught of credit card users there comes a greater possibility of fraud. The payment card industry had made great progress in compliance and security. Visa and MasterCard are actively creating technology and guidelines to protect consumers and merchants alike […]

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