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The Best Solution for Nonprofits to Accept Credit Card Payments

Are you the owner or manager of a non-profit organization? If so, you may be eligible for lower credit card processing rates than regular businesses. This article will discuss the best solution for non-profits to accept credit card payments: let’s take a look!  As a non-profit, your goal should be to make it easy for …

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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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Get PCI Compliant

Payment Card Industry compliance refers to a specific grouping of standards that have been set up to help ensure that customer data is being secured uniformly throughout the industry. MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express set up the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council over 13 years ago in 2006 with a view to helping …

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Five Things to Consider When Switching Merchant Services Providers

Because of the complexity of credit card processing, it’s hard to know when or if to switch merchant services providers. With the added confusion of automatically renewed contracts, equipment leases, and hidden fees, a business may feel it needs to outsource the research on their already outsourced credit card processor. Here are five things to …

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What is Interchange Plus Pricing in Credit Card Processing?

To increase transparency in the pricing of credit card processing, credit card processors offer interchange plus pricing, which is often compared to a wholesale processing fee. Under the interchange plus pricing format, businesses pay interchange fees and processing costs separately. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover charge the interchange fee, and a business’s credit card processor charges …

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Global Payments, TSYS Complete Merger

In a $21.5 billion all-stock deal, Global Payments Inc., a global provider of payment processing technology and software solutions, merged with TSYS (Total System Services) to form a pure-play payments company using the name Global Payments, the largest merger of payment technology companies to date. Working with 1,300 financial institutions and 3.5 million merchant locations …

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B2B Payment Processing Solutions and Interchange Rates

B2B, or business to business, describes a transaction in which the customer is another business rather than of an individual. Whether it’s goods, services, or both, B2B payments include transactions such as purchasing supplies to do business, buying lunch for employees, or paying for travel expenses. Though the payment methods for B2B transactions are often …

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Federal Reserve plans to update its payments system

For some time people have been wondering whether or not the federal government would modernize payment processing, and they received their answer this week. The Federal Reserve Board announced that it is going to build a payment processing system that will be able to process payments in “real-time”. The new system has been coined “FedNow” …

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