Mobile point-of-sale credit card processing — sometimes referred to as mPOS for short — has ushered in a whole new era for businesses that relies on a downloadable app that runs on your choice of tablet.
I recently received an email from the bank that issued my MasterCard® reminding me just how easy it is to use the new microchip-enabled card they had sent me. They’ve even given it a cute name – Chip Card!
A recent news story in The Los Angeles Times drives home the message that while big data breaches like the one that hit Target last year and the subsequent Heartbleed software bug have gotten a lot of publicity, small businesses are at very high risk of being victimized by identity thieves and hackers, too.
Credit card processing based on secure and reliable technology should be the goal of all reputable merchant services providers. But what exactly does “secure” mean in this context? And what should you look for when choosing a merchant services provider?