Credit Card Processing Terms to Know and Use


The world of credit card processing has a lingo that’s all its own. Anyone involved in the process — including merchants — should know and understand how these words and terms are used.

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5 Top Merchant Services for Small Business


Small business owners know that their payment processing requirements are unique, but they may not be aware of just how important it is to choose options that are tailored to their specific needs.

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A Merchant Account Review Can Save Your Business Money


Smart business owners are always looking for ways to economize, but some may not think of potential savings that are literally right at their fingertips: their monthly credit card processing statement. By reviewing your current merchant services package, you may discover ways to increase your profits.

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Beware the Teaser Rate!


When a merchant goes shopping for a credit card processor, there are a number of factors that he or she should consider, including the type of credit card processing required for their business (POS retail, mobile, Internet, wireless), the reputation and reliability of the processor, the customer service and support they offer and, of course, cost.

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Tales from the Terminal: Transitioning to EMV®


I recently made a purchase with my new chip debit card at a store in town. While waiting for the transaction to be completed, I made light conversation with the cashier. “So, how are your customers reacting to the switch to EMV?,” I asked. “They hate it,” he responded succinctly. Apparently they are not alone.

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