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…

Tis the Season for Fraud – How Is Your Business Helping – Part 2

Part 2 Helping Your Business The sales associates at retail outlets following proper security guidelines is a good start to protecting against fraud this holiday season. But what if you are an online business, or the magnetic strip on a card does not work? In Part…

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…

PCI Compliance – Why Merchants Need to Take It Seriously – Part 2

PCI Compliance Part Two In Part I, I discussed the importance of PCI compliance, consequences of non-compliance and the effect of account termination on a merchant. Part II will discuss the basics of PCI compliance responsibility and how merchants can avoid fines and account termination.…