Secure Payment Processing

PCI Compliance and Payment Gateway

PCI compliance can be daunting, but if you are a business accepting credit card payments, there’s no way around it. Some business owners think that with the proper gateway, PCI compliance is no longer necessary. Unfortunately, that is not the case. PCI compliance mostly takes place within your server system, and it provides guidelines for…

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Fraud is Evolving; So Should Your Data Security.

As the world advances, so does the criminal element. Just like every gun invites the development of bulletproof clothing, every fraud detection method prompts unsavory characters to try and get round it. Stay on top of things by reading widely and keeping in touch with industry security networks, and learn how to safeguard your company…

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A Seamless Checkout To Prevent Revenue Loss

A seamless checkout process has been shown to increase conversion rates. However, streamlining the checkout process has to be done carefully while keeping PCI compliance standards in mind. After all, it won’t do you much good to increase conversions, if you also wind up bogged down with fraud charges and fees, acceptance rates, damage to…

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How Do I Get My Online Business PCI Compliant?

Becoming PCI compliant can increase your customers’ trust in your brand, and encourage more online purchases. However, achieving PCI compliance can be a confusing process. This article will look at the basics of getting your online business to be PCI compliant. Typically, you will have received a welcome message when you first signed up for your…

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Combatting Payment Fraud

There are always risks associated with doing business online. From hacking, to data theft and payment fraud, businesses have to be careful, and protect themselves against liability and losses. Luckily, there are numerous tools and techniques out there that help increase security. When it comes to payment fraud in particular, credit card issuers and merchant…

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How AVS and CVV Filter Fruad

AVS and CVV are excellent fraud filters.  When accepting credit cards, there is always the risk of encountering a fraudulent transaction. In fact, sometimes businesses will have to take a revenue loss due to chargebacks, some of which will be fraudulent. In order to prevent this, there are two major tools available: AVS and CVV.…

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Does my Online Business Need an SSL Certificate?

You’ve opened a merchant account, started to process credit cards, and you’ve decided to take your business online. But when you’ve just commissioned a website, your developer brings up SSL. Confused at first, you decide that the extra cost may not be worth it. However, SSL can be a very important component of an online…

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Ensuring the Security of Online Payments for Your Business

Even though today’s online payment methods are quite secure, there is still always the remote possibility of a security breach. There are several steps that each online vendor can and should take in order to ensure the complete security of their customers’ information. Taking the time to think about security is a great idea for…

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How can I Promote my Business as PCI Compliant?

PCI compliance plays a major role in attracting and retaining customers, so if your business is PCI compliant make sure that you don’t waste the opportunity to let your customers know. So what does PCI compliance tell your existing and prospective customers? PCI compliance assures your customers that you have committed to maintaining a prescribed…

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