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Trends in Mobile Credit Card Processing for Fall 2021 and 2022

Over the last 12 months, almost every retailer felt the need to shift from the in-store traditional payment methods to the new-age digital methods. Businesses have also understood that this shift has a vast scope – it is not just a momentary reaction to the prevailing coronavirus pandemic, but a long-term trend. IBM’s U.S Retail …

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Top Merchant Services Trends to Watch in Fall 2021 and 2022

The past year has been full of surprises for merchants, processors, and everyone involved in the payment processing ecosystem. There have been many unexpected highs and lows, but overall the trajectory of the industry has been positive despite some immense challenges. We saw the evolution of payment channels to handle consumer demands and COVID-19 threats. …

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The Best Credit Card Offers for 2020 and 2021

If you have a New Year’s resolution to get your finances in order, that may include finding the right credit card. If you have a high-interest card that doesn’t provide you with any rewards or benefits, you could be missing out. Here are the top credit card offers for the New Year. Discover-It Cash Back …

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Restaurant Trends for 2021 – How Restaurants will Succeed

COVID-19 has changed the way restaurants operate in a big way. In some states, they still aren’t fully operating, which leaves restaurants thinking outside the box longer than they ever thought necessary. 2021 looks like it will shape up much how 2020 ended, which means restaurant owners must continue being creative and figuring out ways …

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Tipping Goes Virtual as COVID19 Impacts US Restaurants

COVID-19 has affected restaurants harder than many other industries mainly due to the lack of cash flow. Not that restaurants aren’t making the money, they just make it differently. Most payments are electronic to avoid the risk of passing germs with cash (not necessarily because of the lower accessibility of it). That leaves restaurant owners …

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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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What is Walmart Coin?

In an attempt to reduce credit card processing fees, Walmart recently filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to launch its own crypto-currency.  Although it’s too soon to say how far this will go, it’s worth paying attention to. Walmart Blockchain The application describes Walmart’s currency as “tied to the US dollars …

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Protect Your Business from Credit Card Skimmers

Protect Your Business from Credit Card Skimmers Each year, companies sign on to take advantage of merchant services offered for credit card processing. Skimmers are quickly becoming a threat to unsuspecting customers as companies rely more heavily than ever on point of sale services for their businesses. As a merchant, you want to protect your …

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New FDA Regulations Affect Online Vape Credit Card Processing

It seems that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is finally beginning to crack down on the growing vape and e-cig industry, after it announced last year that all e-cigarettes and other vaping products will now be regulated in the same way as cigarettes are under the 2007 Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control …

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Fraud Costs Cut in Half Since the Introduction of EMV

Great news for the credit card processing industry: Just one year into the shift towards the Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) system in the United States, and counterfeit fraud costs have been slashed by just over 50%. According to a report issued by credit card giant MasterCard in mid-September, counterfeit fraud costs are being sharply …

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More Businesses Than You Think Still Pay By Check

Modern payment methods in the United States range from EMV chip cards to digital wallets to bitcoin; however, there’s one traditional form of payment that has managed to survive the shift towards digital. The use of paper checks by American business entities and individuals remains uncomfortably high in the 21st century. A 2013 survey by …

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