Android Phone Now Takes Payments

Host Merchant Services finally gets to make this announcement official: All mobile payment solutions the company offers now feature both iPhone and Android compatibility. On February 28, 2012 Host Merchant Services teased through its Facebook Page that it would have big news regarding HMS and Mobile Payments in March. But technical difficulties with the full release of Payfox’s Android solution held the…


Payfox for Android Coming Soon

On February 28, 2012 Host Merchant Services teased through its Facebook Page that it would have big news regarding HMS and Mobile Payments in March. The Official Merchant Services Blog is here to give you that big news. Sort of. The news is that Payfox will be usable for Android phones as well as the…

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Visa Kicks Open the Door for Chip Cards

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog discusses a fascinating new development by Visa in the realm of credit card processing, security, and hopefully Mobile Payment Technology. Smart cards have been slow in gaining traction, especially in the United States. But now Visa is making moves to drag the U.S. into the chip card realm, kicking…

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Phishing Scam Alert

Attention Merchants. The Official Merchant Services Blog has been made aware of an e-mail based Phishing campaign designed to trick individuals into providing login credentials for their credit card processing — specifically one of the payment gateways that a merchant uses. The e-mail generally has a subject title of “Annual Agreement Renewal”  and the body…


Merchant Services News Briefs

The Official Merchant Services Blog has two news items related to Host Merchant Services and the transaction processing industry to announce today. PCI Compliance Initiative First, Host Merchant Services would like to announce its PCI Compliance Initiative is kicking into high gear with a new special offer from its partner Host Merchant Services is…