Credit Card Debt With the financial crisis, according to Fox News, American’s total credit card debt has reached 1 Trillion– up 6 percent from a year ago and the highest ever recorded. This may sound like good news for the Acquirer industry but it may have a bad spiral effect. Some may speculate that our […]
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Can Chargebacks Set Your Business Back?
Chargeback Effects On My Business It used to be that if you got a faulty product, poor service or were simply double charged, you decided to chargeback the purchase. With today’s economy and fraud on the rise, chargebacks are becoming more main stream and more purchases are being made with stolen cards. Losses of jobs cause people […]
Merchants: Are Your Vendors PCI Compliant?
Are Your Vendors PCI Compliant? Visa, who has always been the strictest association regarding PCI compliance, data security, and cardholder protection, has set the pace again. Merchants who accept multiple card types are required to follow the strictest card operating guidelines to become PCI compliant which usually come from Visa. They issued series of mandates […]
Does Your Payment Gateway Measure Up?
Online Shopping On The Rise online shopping Online shopping is at an all-time high. According to, Statista Portal over 1.66 Billion consumers have shopped online. This is up 40% in the last two years. The most purchased items are books, clothes, accessories, video games, airline tickets and electronic equipment. Purchasing goods and services online has […]
What Does PCI Really Mean to the Average Business Owner?
What does PCI mean to Merchants? Merchant Services Providers and merchants have been hearing about PCI Compliance for the past few years. Sometimes there is a lack of understanding about what is needed to become PCI compliant. We come across information online or by word of mouth, and it may not always be correct. Some say it’s […]
What Distinguishes One Credit Card from Another
Are Credit Card the Same? Not all credit cards are the same. No I don’t mean they are different colors, or have different designs on them. Different card issuers have cards types of cards. So how do people know they are picking the right credit card? There are cards that have rewards programs, cards with […]
Is It Getting Harder to Get A Merchant Account?
Credit card processing has been around for many years in some form or another. Back on the “Little House on the Prairie,” the Olsen general store allowed consumers to pay for items on an account. All the consumers were kept in a log book and paid when they could. We have evolved as a nation, […]
Is Your Merchant Account Considered High Risk?
Merchant Account Considered High Risk Many financial institutions are tightening up guidelines and raising fees. These days even acquiring banks are cracking down on various business types. No company wants to take on a possible financial loss. There are merchant services providers out there that specialize in high risk business, but you have to be […]
Where are Some Types of Online Fraud Coming From?
According to the U.S Internet Crime Complaint Center in 2016, there were more than 280,000 internet fraud reports in the United States alone. One type of online fraud that most people are familiar with is a scam run on Craigslist where the seller receives an email from a prospective buyer offering to send a cashier’s […]
Merchant Accounts and the Payment Card Industry (PCI)
Merchant Accounts And PCI One would be hard pressed to find anyone in the United States or around the world that doesn’t have at least one credit card in their wallet. Whether you have one or ten credit cards, chances are you have used it to purchase something recently. I can only speak for myself, […]