COVID19

This Proposal Would Allow Businesses to Get another PPP Loan

Congress has expressed interest in approving the next round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. If this happens, small businesses can expect a wave of help coming their way. Following the approval, The Prioritized Paycheck Protection Program (P4) Act is a source of funding for small businesses. Businesses that employ less than 100 people can apply …

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Contactless Payment Trends in 2020 – Apple Pay, Google Pay, NFC, and More

Amidst the global pandemic, many countries are resuming the routine life and easing the lockdown. However, recent studies have shown that around half of the US population is still worried about their health and how shopping, eating, and social interaction can affect it. Therefore, many businesses and shoppers are more inclined to make contactless payments, …

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How Is COVID-19 Transforming E-Commerce Merchants?

How Is COVID-19 Transforming E-Commerce Merchants? There is no doubt COVID-19 has redefined our life, and its impact could, presumably, last for years. The way we socialize, work, and function has rapidly changed, and so has our buying behavior. Online shopping has become the new norm as consumers are finding it safer and more reliable. …

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Lenders Dealing with Emerging PPP Loan Fraud

Last month, a bank in Rhode Island bank was given an application for a $144,050 loan through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). PPP is an enormous federal effort that is designated to assist many small businesses that are severely affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. This PPP loan application was made on behalf of a restaurant …

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Merchant Services and Payments Impacted by COVID19

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting stay-at-home orders across the globe and country during the past few months has led to a significant reduction in both the number of merchant services transactions and dollar sales in our country. With predictions of a global decline in GDP, there are few bright spots in the economic fallout. …

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How to Survive COVID19 by Sharing Costs with Cash Discount Merchant Services

Under the financial stress and burden resulting from the effects of the pandemic, businesses may be more receptive to sharing the cost of credit card fees with their customers. Even under normal circumstances, credit card processing is expensive for businesses, especially small businesses with tighter budgets. To improve cash flow, as well as to prevent …

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Fitness Studios Are Adapting Their Business Models to Survive COVID19 Shutdowns

Among the many industries adjusting to life under the coronavirus pandemic, fitness studios have found ways to compensate for shutdown orders. From online classes to equipment rental, fitness studios remain flexible in their fitness offerings for their clients. Whether studios offer classes on Instagram or interact with students on Zoom, instructors and studios are making …

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How Might COVID19 Affect the Credit Card Processing Industry?

How Might Coronavirus Affect the Payments Industry? Not handling cash is one measure consumers are taking to avoid the risk of exposure to Coronavirus, or Covid-19. Contactless payments are already on the rise as consumers find avenues that allow them to avoid touching possibly high-risk payment terminals. Payment processing by self-checkout may become more popular …

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