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Guide to EMV Compliance

EMV compliance states that a point-of-sale layout can accept EMV-compatible credit cards. The business also has a reader for handling EMV cards. If a customer enters a store and inserts their credit card into a machine slot, that store complies with EMV rules. The store at issue is probably not EMV compliant if it can …

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Restaurants Feeling the Negative Effects of the Pandemic as Winter Approaches

More than 100,000 restaurants have closed since the start of the pandemic and as many as 40% of restaurant owners don’t think their restaurant will make it through the winter if things continue the way they are going according to the National Restaurant Association. The pandemic isn’t just affecting independent restaurants either. Chain restaurants are …

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American EMV Adoption Marks One Year

Just over 12 months have gone by since the merchant services and credit card processing industry in the United States faced the historical EMV liability shift. October 1, 2015 was the big day. Switching to the Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) system has been a major responsibility in terms of installing terminals and educating shoppers …

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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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FitPay: A Truly Wearable Payment Option

In the fragmented world of mobile payments, one company is taking advantage of unifying existing technologies for the benefit of shoppers. FitPay is a California company that was envisioned by veterans of the mobile payments industry. This innovative tech firm has paid close attention to shoppers who have been largely underwhelmed by “contactless” mobile payments …

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Speeding up Chip Card Checkout Times with Visa

Over the last couple of years, more retailers and providers of merchant services in the United States have been settling into the new Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) credit card processing system. As EMV acceptance expands, business owners will start to see more technology upgrades offered by through their merchant services providers. One current quirk …

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Data Breach at Wendy’s Expands to Over 1000 Locations

Data security issues at Wendy’s have now been super-sized. Following whispers of a data breach in January, Wendy’s finally confirmed payment security issues in May, when spokesmen admitted fewer than 300 stores had been affected by malware. Now, the company admits the real number of compromised restaurants is over 1,000. Thieves installed malware on POS …

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Visa and MasterCard Sued by Home Depot over Chip Card Security

Around the world, 80 countries have added EMV chips to their credit cards. These chip cards are more secure than credit cards with only a magnetic strip and have helped to reduce credit card fraud in many places. As a result, these cards are now being introduced in the United States. Many retailers, however, are …

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