Secure Payment Processing

How to Ensure the Safety of Your Customers’ Data

You hear a lot about data security, but what does it actually mean? There are different issues to deal with, and one of those is credit card fraud. This is when someone pretends to be the cardholder, and then uses the cardholder’s credit card information to pay for various purchases, leaving the cardholder stuck with…

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What is EMV and Is It Necessary?

The EMV chip is the latest global standard in card payment security. The name EMV was formed as an acronym of the three-card payment companies that created the system. These are Europay, Mastercard and Visa. While many other card payment companies have come on board and are using the system, the name EMV is universally…

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Is It Important to be PCI Compliant?

Several card payment security measures have come into effect in recent years. These measures were developed to counteract the rise in credit card payment fraud all over the world. Would-be criminals are always seeking new ways to breach any security measures. However, the card payment companies are also diligent in finding ways to stay several…

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How do I Know that Card Transactions are Secure?

The advent of e-commerce, which is a key hallmark of the digital age, has seen shopping habits rapidly evolve in tandem with the new technological advancements. These days, most goods or services can be procured online. This has necessitated credit and debit card payments, a fast and easy solution to pay for the aforementioned shopping.…

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How Do I Know My Business’ Credit Card Processing is PCI Compliant?

The goal of PCI compliance is to protect yourself, your business, and your customers from identity theft and other forms of credit card fraud. At a more basic level, compliance secures your revenue streams, because Visa refuses to transact with any processor that isn’t compliant. Things become even more complicated, because there’s no actual documentation…

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PCI Compliance is Essential for All Size Businesses

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) has set Data Security Standards (DSS) designed to make sure any company that accepts, processes, stores or transmits credit cards does so in a secure environment designed to protect cardholders’ personal data. PCI DSS is a global set of standards, and all merchants must be in compliance for the protection…

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Manual Credit Card Imprinters are Becoming Obsolete

Depending on how long you’ve been using credit cards, you may or may not be familiar with manual card imprinters. Remember making etchings as a kid? You placed a coin or stencil beneath a piece of paper, then used a pencil or crayon to lightly shade the paper above the coin. Within seconds, an identical…

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PCI Compliance Gains Your Customers’ Trust

You probably want your business to be successful and attract all possible customers, and so you accept credit card payments. That is now the preferred payment method for buying goods and services, and it continues to expand. Customers use credit cards as payment at unattended vendors such as car washes, vending machines and tollways. Otherwise,…

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What Makes Online Payments Secure?

Some people spend a lot of time worrying about credit card fraud and identity theft. And even when they’ve taken every step to keep themselves secure, they get that flutter of panic whenever they see a strange name on their credit card statement or when they feel that ominous screen vibration that precedes ‘Password or…

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