Tips for Preventing Credit Fraud

A lot of anti-fraud advice is directed at individual customers. We are warned to never share our card details, and to be wary of clicking a link on an email that purports to be ‘from the bank’. Those emails are frequently scams and phishing attempts that will take you to a clone website and try…

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Protecting Your Customers from Breaches

Every time there’s a ‘celebrity nudes leak’ or a newsworthy data breach, a lot of people get worried. The savvy / paranoid among us will immediately change passwords. Some quit the compromised platform. Unfortunately, these breaches sometimes happen in spaces we can’t do without. Most of us can’t – or won’t – quit our email,…

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A Guide to Merchant Services for Small Businesses

Whether you have just decided to make the leap into accepting credit cards for your small business, or are still on the fence about it, this short guide can help you find the right direction. We’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to equip you with all the tools and information you need to find the best…

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Advantages of ACH Processing

The type of business that you run has a big influence on the modes of payment that you may wish to accept. For service industries and delivery-based businesses, cash-on-delivery is an option, but you might not want your staff handling large amounts of cash. It puts them and you at risk. It can be a…

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Are You Ready To Accept Payments Online?

The average consumer uses at least three different payment methods, according to a recent study. It is important for merchants to offer a variety of payment options for their customers, including online payments. Multiple billing and payment methods improves customer experience and increases satisfaction. Additionally, merchants can benefit from multiple payment options as this can…

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Does PCI Compliance Apply to Me?

Picture this for a second. You go to the mall and buy something from your favorite store. It could be a burger, some shoes, or a new phone. When you get home, you find something wrong with your purchase. Who do you blame? Is it yourself for poor spending? Is it the mall for not…

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PCI DSS Tips for New Businesses

New businesses generally operate on a shoestring. They don’t always have much capital to play with, and statistics suggest it may take time before they break even. Does this mean your new business can forego other business ‘essentials’ like PCI compliance for your virtual storefront? First, it helps to understand this structure. Payment Card Industry…

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Choosing the Right Merchant Processing Company

Every business choice you make affects your bottom line, but the two keenest ones are selling more and spending less. These are the bedrock of successful trade in any industry. Ideally, you want to cut costs without reducing quality. One of the ways you can do this is through your chosen payment option. You want…

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Choosing the Right Merchant Account Provider

Finding the best merchant processing company to suit your small business will take time. Each merchant processor has different features and benefits to offer and only after weighing up several options will you find the company that offers exactly what you need. Maybe you’re an eCommerce business that operates exclusively online, so you want a…

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What Do I Need To Know About PCI Compliance?

If you, as a merchant that offers credit card payments, do not know about PCI compliance, it can be vitally important that you rectify this as soon as possible. Any merchant that offers credit card payments needs to be PCI compliant. In order to be PCI compliant, it pays to know more about the regulations…

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