Secure Payment Processing

What You (and Your Small Online Business) Need to Know about PCI Compliance Research shows that up to 30% of small business owners are unaware of PCI compliance? Worse still, these people don’t realize that non-compliance can carry penalties! You don’t want to be one of those ill-informed business owners – so read on: What…

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Your Payment Processing Solution and Security

In the ‘real world’ it’s fairly easy – and painful – to discover that you’re dissatisfied with your security arrangements: your home gets robbed. It may mean you left a window open, a door unlocked, or the dog unfed (making that sedated chunk of beef the thief tossed over the fence look extremely tempting). In…

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Fight Fraud With These 3 Credit Card Processing Tips

Online fraud is a business owner’s nightmare. When a customer’s card or identity is stolen, they risk losing their money, but they can talk to their bank and possibly get it sorted out. However, when it’s your business that is being defrauded, it damages your reputation–potentially beyond repair. Future customers may have a hard time…

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Are EMV Cards More Secure Than Traditional Credit Cards?

If you are still hanging on to your magnetic strip card processing system rather than changing over to EMV card processing you might need to rethink your approach. Not only are EMV cards the direction in which card payment technology is evolving to become the norm in time to come, but EMV cards offer greater…

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EMV Chip Cards: A Guide for Small Businesses

EMV chipped credit or debit cards offer advanced security and protection from fraud. EMV (an acronym for EuroPay, MasterCard and Visa) refers to a technical standard for microchips used in credit and debit cards, as well as the devices used to read them. Credit card companies developed this global standard to regulate and increase the…

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The Top Online Payment Security Measures

As e-commerce continues to take a more prominent stand in the global market, even small businesses are turning to the online platform to expand their reach and grow their profits. There are so many benefits for businesses of all sizes to offer online shopping experiences. However, online payment facilities raise new security issues that merchants…

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Why Credit Cards are Dropping the Signature Requirement

In a move applauded by most retailers, major card brands (Mastercard, Discover, American Express and Discover) will no longer require customers to sign for all of their card payment transactions as of the end of April 2018. At the same time, each card brand will be adding new rules and relaxing existing rules for merchants.…

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What is GDPR, and How Does It Affect My Business?

GDPR or the General Data Protection Regulation is a comprehensive new law that came into effect on May 25th, 2018 and applies to all companies that collect and process data belonging to European Union (EU) citizens, even, in some cases, if the business is conducted outside of the EU. This law is particularly important to…

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PCI Compliance and Payment Security

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) was established to provide a universal set of security standards to protect sensitive consumer information, such as credit card numbers and account passwords. When we talk about PCI Compliance, we are actually referring to the PCI DSS, or Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. The DSS is a protocol that…

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Assuring Customers Their Credit Card Information is Safe

When it comes to online shopping, a lot of people’s main concern is security. Can we really trust that our credit card details are safe after we enter them online? While there are folk who are terrified of entering personal information onto the web, there are also people who will share all their details, unaware…

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