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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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Merchant Services Trends for 2021

With the advent of smarter technologies in the financial industry, the payment processing sector has undergone a revolutionary change in recent years. These trends are shaping the way merchants would deal with their everyday business in the upcoming days, especially after the pandemic crisis. Although contactless payments started out as a necessity the previous year …

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Chinese Fintech Firm, Ant Group, Forced to Postpone Record IPO

China made a surprising decision when they postponed Ant Group Co.’s IPO. The decision caused Hong Kong shares to plummet and made investors wonder about the financial future of the fintech company. The postponement came after a meeting between one of Ant’s founder and Chinese regulators. The Shanghai Stock Exchange also removed the company from …

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Five Things To Consider When Switching Merchant Services Providers In 2020

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 consider …

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Chinese Hackers Were Successfully Able to Bypass 2FA

On December 19, the cyber security firm Fox-IT, which is headquartered in the Netherlands, reported that they discovered a previously-unknown infiltration of managed service provider and government computer systems in at least 10 countries, including the United States, Mexico, Brazil, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain. These systems covered a wide range …

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How Should I Choose a Credit Card Processor for My Restaurant?

Because restaurants operate on thin profit margins, restaurateurs must leverage every payment type to attract every type of customer while simultaneously leveraging the support of their credit card processor. Business owners don’t have time to waste on deciphering complex credit card processing fees during their monthly reconciliation. Nor do they have the luxury of refusing …

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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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How to Choose the Best Merchant Services Agent Program

The world of merchant services is extremely exciting, yet it can be competitive. There are countless opportunities to make money in this industry, but throughout it all, you want to ensure that you are providing the best possible experience for your clients. Because of this, joining the best merchant services agent program is absolutely critical …

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