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 This Unusual Agreement Could Change Payment Processing

When most of us think of Visa and MasterCard, we generally think of them as competitors. And while that’s probably also how the companies think of each other, a recent announcement shows they’re not afraid to work together when an issue is mutually beneficial. The two companies recently announced that they’re working together on accelerating the adoption of […]

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4 Deceptively Easy Ways To Grow Your Business in 2017

After all the political and financial turmoil of 2016, people have a lot of questions about what’s in store for them in 2017. And yes, only time will tell how the political environment will directly affect our small businesses – but don’t let that uncertainty keep you from being proactive. You can still take active […]

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Early Termination Fees 101

If you’ve decided that you’re unhappy with your current credit card processor, or ever start to feel this way in the future, you’ll need to cancel your current agreement before you can make the switch to a top processing company. If you’re ready to make the switch, you might be wondering, are you on the […]

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Will Visa Buy Square in 2017?

Early in 2016, reports disclosed that Visa owned almost 10 percent of credit card processor Square. These are two major players in the credit industry, so it was huge news, but soon, the story was updated. Turns out, that initial figure was based on an incorrect reading of a filing Visa made with the Securities and Exchange […]

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Do You Really Need Direct Credit Card Processing?

If you’re doing research because you need a credit card processor, or are looking to replace your current provider, you may come across the term direct credit card processing. Also commonly referred to as wholesale credit card processing, it’s generally pitched as a way to reduce credit card processing costs by eliminating “middlemen,” like sales […]

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Increase Your Online Donations: 5 Tips for Nonprofits

Earlier this year, we reviewed why nonprofits should accept donations via credit cards. Given that 78 percent of Americans carry less than $50 in cash at any given time, nonprofits that rely on cash donations are missing out on a huge opportunity, both online and offline. A recent shake-up in politics has unexpectedly impacted the number […]

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Which Payment Processing Features Matter Most?

In the not-too-distant past, there were only a handful of payment processing options for most businesses. However, technology growth and other factors have helped bring far more providers into this space. Not only are there more options than ever, but single niche processors have even sprung up, furthering competition in specialized payment processing areas. While competition […]

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Don’t Make These 6 Invoicing Mistakes

Whether you’re a service provider, supplier, or operate in another B2B space, there’s a good chance that invoices play a significant role in your operations. Although there may be times when invoices feel like the least efficient way to get paid, chances are they still aren’t going to go away anytime soon. While there may […]

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Alibaba Is Dominating Online Payment Technology. Here’s How.

Ever heard of Alibaba? If you haven’t, you’re not alone. Even though it’s a company with a market cap of over $200 billion, many people in the United States aren’t all that familiar with Alibaba. Business owners may know about the company’s main domain, which connects manufacturers, suppliers, buyers and wholesalers. While that site alone […]

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2 Recent Lawsuits Related to Chip and PIN Cards

A few months ago, we covered Walmart suing Visa. The issue at the center of this lawsuit was transactions being processed by signature or PIN. Not long after, Home Depot sued Visa and MasterCard. In their lawsuits, Home Depot stated that both of the card companies are exposing retailers and their customers to hacking. Since […]

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