Month: September 2013

Tokenizaton Makes Card use Safe

Safeguarding Stored Cardholder Data with Tokenization In this era of connectivity, consumers are increasingly concerned about the safety of their personal data. Leaders in the merchant services industry are actively engaged in developing new ways to protect customer information. Here at Host Merchant Services, we commit to security by providing our clients with tokenization, the …

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NFC loyalty down by contact for Google

  Google Wallet dropped NFC Loyalty Points and Gift Cards Google recently announced fundamental changes to its Google Wallet service. On August 21, Google Wallet stopped supporting NFC redemption for gift cards and merchant loyalty points. In these competitive times, more and more businesses have come to rely on loyalty programs to spur consumer activity. …

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AlignCloud and HMS partner up

Host Merchant Services, an industry leading provider of payment processing and e-commerce services for small and medium businesses, announced a promising new partnership with cloud consulting firm AlignCloud. This partnership is the product of extensive research and collaboration and the bold new alliance  represents an exciting opportunity for customers to benefit from the combined expertise of …

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Host Merchant Services and Brandywine Festival of the Arts

Host Merchant Services is proud to provide credit card processing for the Brandywine Festival of the Arts this weekend through our relationship with Barry’s Events. The festival was originally called the Brandywine Arts Festival when it was started in 1961. “Big” George Sargisson was the founder of the event that now brings over 20,000 visitors …

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Perceived Barriers to Accepting Credit Cards

Credit and debit cards have become nearly universal accessories in modern life. The great majority of Americans now use these cards to expedite and simplify their financial activities. According to the industry analysts at Community Merchants USA, a mere 27% of all POS transactions are cash transactions. In spite of this, only 45%of U.S small …

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