Credit Card Processing Business

Advice, tips and reviews about credit card processing for any business. General credit card processing articles for customers of all levels.

How Will Instant Payments Affect Businesses?

As evidenced by the EMV liability shift, major changes within the payment processing industry take time. Even simple processes, like money transfers and payments, can take days to fully process. More and more consumer products like Venmo are popping up, providing a way for consumers to instantly transfer money to each other. Still, it’s standard for […]

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5 Ways to Start Reducing Procurement Costs

In addition to credit card processing fees, procurement is another area where businesses can realize big savings. Since procurement can be such a broad topic, many businesses are unsure where to start when it comes to reducing costs. If that describes you, keep reading and you’ll learn five actionable ways to get on the right […]

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How to Manage Omnichannel Sales

It wasn’t that long ago when the idea of buying something online was still very novel and even quite strange to many people. Fast forward to now and the internet has become a huge hub of commerce. On the other hand, some of the biggest online brands have recognized the value of having a strong offline presence, as […]

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5 Must-Know Tips for Marketing to Millennials

It’s no secret: millennials have more buying power than ever before, that’s why major corporations are putting so much emphasis on marketing to this demographic, including big players in the payment industry like Mastercard. According to the Wall Street Journal, millennials have an average of two credit cards. Nearly 60 percent of millennials in the United States would like […]

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How Do Cryptocurrency Refunds Work?

The rise of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin is exploding, with more people than ever investing in this virtual currency and others like it. But an often ignored topic of discussion includes cryptocurrency refunds, or the process of returning virtual funds when an online purchase is made. MasterCard recently filed a patent application about this issue, which shone a necessary […]

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How’s Your Business Credit? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Personal credit scores have a big impact on people’s lives. As a result, there’s no shortage of useful information about how to build and maintain a strong personal credit score. While it’s fairly easy to learn the basics about what determine personal credit scores, there’s another topic that’s equally important for many people, but not written […]

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P2PE and Threshold: 2 Powerful Tools for Combating Fraud in 2017

Forty six percent of Americans have been a victim of credit card fraud in the last five years. The EMV liability shift has significantly reduced in-person credit card fraud and, luckily, this trend will continue as EMV terminals make their way into additional retail settings across the United States. While EMV is great at securing […]

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Is the Cloud Right for Your Business?

The concept of cloud computing can be traced back to the mid-nineties. While Amazon introduced Elastic Compute Cloud back in 2006, it really wasn’t until a few years later that cloud computing really took off. In 2015, cloud computing’s worth was estimated at around $67 billion. The industry is expected to grow to $162 billion by […]

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Is Amazon Getting Into Payment Processing?

Amazon’s $13.4 billion acquisition of Whole Foods has been dominating the news – just like news of how well Prime Day went this year. Although these would be enough to keep most companies busy, Amazon is far from “most companies.” They launch a ton of new initiatives and aren’t afraid to scrap the ones that fall flat, while doubling down […]

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How Will Artificial Intelligence Change Payment Processing?

MasterCard recently announced they are acquiring Brighterion, a major company in the artificial intelligence and machine learning space. Although neither company is disclosing the acquisition price, this is a very interesting piece of news for the entire payment processing industry. Brighterion has been working on a suite of fraud prevention technologies, technologies that will now help […]

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