Understanding Merchant Account Fees and Their Terminology

Over the past couple of weeks I have run into many merchants that feel ripped off by their merchant sales representative with regards to their merchant account fees. Time and time again I hear “I just didn’t know what to ask for.” Like with any…

Scalability: Building Your Business for Transactional Growth

Building Your Business When starting a business, most business owners hope to quickly grow. After all, more customers mean more revenue. But if you aren’t prepared, expanding could put your business at risk. Obviously, having enough inventory, staff and equipment is critical to expanding operations.…

Rate Gauging on Consumer Credit Cards Gets the Boot

As if there is not enough controversy over Interchange Rates charged to merchants, we now have to deal with consumer credit cards interest rates increasing drastically without notice. Some consumer spending experts say this may hinder spending even more this holiday season. What is our government doing…

The Red Flag Deadline is Approaching

Although Red Flag Rules were created to protect against identity theft, are some types of businesses more affected then others? In previous blogs I wrote about how merchants are not getting a fair shake when it comes to these rules, and many law suits have been…

New Innovations Are Keeping Credit Card Information Secure

In today’s economy, more and more people are turning to using credit cards. With this new onslaught of credit card users there comes a greater possibility of fraud. The payment card industry had made great progress in compliance and security. Visa and MasterCard are actively…