Category Archives: Merchant Services

Doubts Emerge About Small Merchants’ EMV Readiness

Digital Transaction News Feb. 14th, 2014   As Key Chip Deadline Looms, Doubts Emerge About Small Merchants’ Readiness By John Stewart   With Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. digging in their heels on a key chip card deadline, payments executives … Continue reading

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WARNING – First Data Phishing Attack

Feb, 12th 2014 First Data has learned of a widespread phishing attack telling recipients that their merchant ID has been locked.   Unsolicited email containing errors should always raise a red flag, especially if combined with a call to action, … Continue reading

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Visa / MasterCard Class Action Settlement Recovery

A court case was recently settled between a group of merchants, on one hand, and Visa, MasterCard, and issuing banks, on the other hand, about unfair business practices related to interchange fees. If you accepted Visa or MasterCard between January … Continue reading

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How to compare merchant service providers to ensure you are receiving the best rates

Many credit card processors offer a variety of different processing rates and fees. If you are looking to do business with a merchant services company, it’s crucial to understand that comparing quotes from one merchant service provider to the next … Continue reading

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