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How Your Smart Phone Will Become Your Wallet

A recent a study conducted by the Imagining the Internet Center of Elon University and Internet & American Life Project at the Pew Research Center suggest that mobile payment solutions

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What your business needs to know about PCI data security standards

In 2006 the major credit card brands came together to establish a new set of rules and guidelines to ensure that merchants are safeguarding credit card information properly.  The result

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Preventing Credit Card Processing Fraud

Often when credit card fraud is making headlines in the media the focus is on the consumer. Unfortunately the other major party impacted is the owner of the business. Interestingly

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Understanding your “Discount Rate”

As a small business owner you may have found yourself wondering, “What exactly does Merchant Discount Rate mean?” You would be surprised to learn how many business owners I speak

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SquareUp and PCI Compliance

A major issue facing small business owners who are considering Square Credit Card Processing instead of a merchant account is the issue of security. Square’s security details are available here

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Choosing between PayPal or a Merchant Account?

If you are starting an online business many merchants quickly come to the dilemma of how to accept payments for their services/goods. PayPal is likely the most well known option

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Typical Fees Associated with Your Merchant Account

There are many different types of fees that are associated with merchant accounts. Some merchant accounts charge an annual fee each year which is a yearly flat rate fee. Chargeback

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What is Interchange

Interchange is a fundamental part of the credit card processing industry and is the basis on which Visa and MasterCard transactions are run. Interchange represents the fee that is paid