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Industry Terms: PCI DSS

This is the latest installment in The Official Merchant Services Blog’s Knowledge Base effort. Well we want to make the payment processing industry’s terms and buzzwords clear….

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Trending … Social Gifting

The Official Merchant Services Blog keeps its finger on the pulse of e-commerce, and today we’re giving you the scoop on the latest hot trend…

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Debit, Merchants and Durbin

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog jumps feet first into an update on everyone’s favorite payment processing industry-focused legislation, the Durbin Amendment. We’ve covered the topic…

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Visa’s Ups and Downs

The Official Merchant Services Blog takes a look at Visa’s wild ride between May 2 and May 3. In the midst of a very active…

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Data Breach News: Update

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog is updating its coverage of the Global Payments Data Breach. The news of this breach hit on Friday, March…

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Internet Security

Security is one of the defining internet issues of this decade.  While there is not one distinct body of law that governs a company’s rights…

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Industry Terms: Chargeback

This is the latest installment in The Official Merchant Services Blog’s Knowledge Base effort. Well we want to make the payment processing industry’s terms and…

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VexxHost Partnership

One constant struggle that we’ve seen with our customers is the ability to perform credit card transactions on their website.  While there are plenty of credit card…

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Protection from Fraud

How to Protect Your Business from Merchant Account Fraud In order to protect your business from high risk merchant account fraud, you will find yourself…

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Mobile Payments 2020

A payment processing related story setting the blogosphere on fire right now is this study by Pew from their PewInternet and American Life Project that…

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A is for Acquirer

We’ve been working hard the past 7 months at The Official Merchant Services Blog to offer our readers a knowledge base — a place to…

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Data Breach Security

The Official Merchant Services Blog follows up its extensive coverage of the Global Payments Data Breach today. The news of this data breach hit on Friday March 30….

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Android Phone Now Takes Payments

Host Merchant Services finally gets to make this announcement official: All mobile payment solutions the company offers now feature both iPhone and Android compatibility. On…

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