Global mobile payments to surpass $130 billion by 2020

  • January 22, 2015

Technologies such as Apple Pay are driving increased adoption of NFC-based mobile payments, and the industry is expected to grow significantly over the course of the next few years. According to a …

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Google sues MasterCard, Visa for allegedly high merchant interchange fees

  • January 14, 2015

Google has slammed MasterCard and Visa with a new federal lawsuit, accusing the credit card companies of excessively high and "supracompetitive" merchant interchange fees.

The complaint alleges …

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January marks the start of PCI version 3.0

  • January 09, 2015

Companies that rely on credit card merchant services must be compliant with a new set of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards in 2015. Effective this month, version 3.0 will replace the …

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How will merchants balance acceptance and costs in 2015?

  • January 04, 2015

As merchants look ahead to a new year, now is the time to project how their role will evolve in 2015 and beyond. Technology will continue to advance well into the new year, which will provide …

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Tablet POS solutions to play a big role in payments industry in 2015

  • December 24, 2014

As the year winds down, payment systems professionals have begun looking at what 2015 will bring for the industry. The consensus is that technological advancements will push what were …

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Top five factors impacting a merchant's effective real rate to accept card payments

  • December 10, 2014

Understanding your effective real rate is the key to identifying the most cost-effective payment services provider. Your effective real rate measures the total cost of all processing fees and can …

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When implementing a payment processing system, training is of the utmost importance

  • December 07, 2014

The payment technology industry is evolving rapidly, so it's understandable that some consumers are unsure as to what solutions are out there in the market and how they work. Those that accept …

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Tablet POS systems can be an important tool on Small Business Saturday

  • November 26, 2014
The holiday shopping season officially kicks off this weekend with Black Friday. Consumers around the country will be lined up at their favorite big-box retailers to get the best door buster deals. …

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Can merchants do enough to protect customers this holiday season?

  • November 21, 2014
We're a year removed from the Target breach that rocked the retail industry over the 2013 holiday shopping season, and as this year's busiest time approaches, it's important for merchants to ensure …

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Are you prepared for Small Business Saturday?

  • November 13, 2014

Black Friday and Cyber Monday get all of the attention, but they aren't the only two shopping events that take place in the first few days after Thanksgiving. While major retailers like Walmart and …

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