Secure Payment Processing

How to Stay PCI Compliant

As someone who runs a business that uses credit card processing for ecommerce, you may be wondering whether you’re staying compliant with all the transaction laws out there. With the volume of clients increasing during the coronavirus pandemic, there’s probably more pressure on your business’s online component to offer services to your customers that are…

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How to Stay PCI Compliant for Businesses

PCI requirements may seem daunting if you have an online merchant account. Without in-person transactions, many businesses need to become online merchants to survive. Whether you’re new to it, or been at it for a long time, or are looking into getting a merchant account, you need to know what the PCI requirements are so…

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Is PCI Compliance Required?

Payment Card Industry (PCI) requirements are a set of guidelines set up by states to protect people that use online credit card charging services. If you do have a credit card merchant account or will get one soon, it’s a good idea to know the ins and outs of PCI requirements so your business can…

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Is PCI Compliance Mandatory?

If you’re trying to set up a secure merchant account on your business’s website, you may have heard of PCI law and you may be wondering the all-important question: is PCI compliance mandatory? Luckily for you, PCI “law” isn’t official law so much as it is a list of guidelines for websites to follow to…

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How Merchant Accounts are Changing in 2020

The online payment industry is changing. Merchant account websites are preparing for the increased number of users. Businesses are looking to expand their online payment sectors during this time of remote work and even after it has lifted. The expectation is that high volume payment processing is going to become an even bigger industry in…

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What PCI Law is and How it Affects Your Business

The PCI standards are technically not a law at all. They are policies implemented by the major credit card brands, but they are mandatory nonetheless. That’s because failure to comply with them can result in having fines levied against your company, being responsible for increased liability, having your merchant account funds frozen, and having your…

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What is PCI Law?

PCI “law” is misnamed since it’s not an actual law. However, compliance with standards in Payment Card Industry (PCI) transactions is required by the major credit card companies in order to be able to accept credit cards from their cardholders. Any business, big or small, that plans on accepting credit cards has to be aware…

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What Does “PCI-Compliant” Mean?

If you have spent any time looking for credit card processing companies, you have probably seen the term “PCI-compliant” floating around. But, what does PCI-compliant mean, and what does it mean for your business? More importantly, why should you work with a credit card company that is PCI-compliant? In short, any company that takes credit…

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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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