Although staying safe on the Internet is of critical importance throughout the year, October has been designated National Cyber Security Awareness Month as a time to raise awareness in both the public and private sectors through various events and initiatives.
Choosing a merchant account provider for your credit card processing needs isn’t difficult, but it does take some preparation and consideration on your part. If you’re new to credit card processing and wonder how to get started, here are some tips to help you make the wisest choice for your business.
A recent online survey of small business owners has revealed that many of them have trouble letting go of their day-to-day responsibilities even while on vacation. Luckily, the technology exists to help them keep their finger on the pulse of their operation, including credit card processing.
The number of merchants and consumers using mobile devices to process credit card transactions is skyrocketing and is expected to continue along that trajectory, according to the online publication Business News Daily, which also reports that security and data protection have emerged as top priorities for all parties involved.
October 1, 2015 — one year from today — is an important date for all businesses that accept credit cards and for the credit card processors that serve them. That’s the day when financial liability for counterfeit fraud losses shifts to the party that is the cause of an EMV® transaction not occurring. In other words, if your business is not EMV compliant by then, it could end up costing you money.