Credit Card Processing and the Prepaid Card


Credit card processing is a broad term that encompasses several electronic payment card categories: credit cards of all stripes (“plain vanilla”, rewards, corporate), debit cards (signature and PIN), EBT (electronic benefits transfer), gift and loyalty cards. Another option that’s growing in popularity is the prepaid card.

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Credit Card Processing for Newbies


If you’re new to credit card processing, TransFirst® welcomes you! As a reputable full-service merchant services provider with years of experience, we know that a well-educated merchant is our best customer. We also know that credit card processing may seem like a foreign language to many newcomers, so we do our best to simplify the process for you.

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Pros and Cons of Accepting Credit Cards


To accept credit cards or not to accept credit cards — that is the question! Actually, there should be no question about it because the advantages of payment card acceptance for merchants far outweigh the disadvantages.

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Slamming and the Chip: What Merchants Need to Know


The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning business owners about a new scam that has surfaced in some parts of the U.S. It’s related to the ongoing rollout of microchip-embedded EMV® payment cards and a fraudulent activity known as slamming.

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Senator Asks FTC to Examine EMV® Certification Delays


Snags in the EMV certification process continue to delay the transition to chip cards in the United States. Now a U.S. Senator has asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to get involved to help protect vulnerable small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and consumers.

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