Discover partners with Apple Pay

  • April 29, 2015
In order for a new payment platform to take off, it requires the support of merchants and credit card companies. If neither gets behind the new technology, it will have little hope of success. That's …

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85 percent of Apple users haven't tried Apple Pay

  • April 23, 2015

For both consumers and businesses, the advent of payment systems like Apple Pay represent a new avenue of revenue and payment processing options. And while some have been quick to trumpet the …

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Hospitality industry routinely the target of breaches

  • April 23, 2015

The hotel management industry processes payments on many different fronts. From the front desk or concierge to the lobby bar, guests at hotels face many different locations and platforms to …

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3 mistakes when selecting a payment processor

  • April 22, 2015

Selecting a payment processing system can be a daunting task for business owners, especially when updating an old system. With a host of regulatory and compliance considerations to make as well as …

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Not all businesses require EMV terminals: Does yours?

  • April 07, 2015

At Vantage, we routinely field questions about payment processing technology. Clients come to us every day with their queries: sometimes specific ones about their business model while others become …

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March blog roundup: PCI compliance strategies

  • April 05, 2015

Last month, we delved into PCI compliance topics on the Vantage Viewpoint blog. What are the hurdles to staying compliant, and what are the risks to overlooking payment card security? In case you …

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Verizon: 80 percent of merchants fail interim PCI assessments

  • April 01, 2015

On this blog, we discussed previews of the 2015 Verizon PCI Compliance Report from January, which suggested that fewer than one-third of merchants remained compliant between audits. According to …

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For mobile payment platforms, merchants shouldn't feel rushed

  • April 01, 2015

With countless media stories about the rise of mobile payment technologies like Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and others, merchants may feel pressure to get compatible to offer customers another option …

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Experts predict active year of breaches ahead of EMV deadline

  • March 27, 2015

Because payment cards with EMV security chips will proliferate within the market this year, experts expect that 2015 will be an active year for breaches. This is because criminals with tried- …

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Verizon study shows PCI compliance is improving

  • March 24, 2015

As payment card standards evolve, surveys have been conducted to gauge the level of seriousness merchants pay to remaining compliant with PCI requirements. On this blog, we discussed the troubling …

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