Target to pay $19 million settlement following breach

  • April 29, 2015

The last year has been rocky for payment card security. With a spate of high-profile breaches in the retail industry, corporations face costly settlements to rectify the damage caused by …

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Banking industry leaders endorse new cybersecurity bill

  • April 29, 2015

A new congressional bill titled "Data Security And Breach Notification Act of 2015" aims to increase intelligence and awareness about threats against consumer data. According to PYMNTS, the …

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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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