Best practices for implementing small business credit card acceptance

  • July 02, 2014
The decision to accept or not accept credit card payments is something that every business owner will need to make.  Because it takes research, it is advisable to not wait until the last minute.& …

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New York attorney general backs payroll card regulations

  • June 27, 2014

Earlier this month, this blog covered a bill that is currently working its way through the Illinois state government that would clarify the parameters for companies using direct deposit payroll …

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NRF examines swipe fee challenges

  • June 25, 2014

Credit card swipe fees have become a battleground for businesses over the last few years. The Fed had calculated an average cost per transaction of 4 cents with a cap of 21 cents --  …

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Credit card swipe fee settlement again asked for appeal

  • June 23, 2014

In December of 2013, U.S. District Judge John Gleeson approved a $5.7 billion settlement that ended eight years of litigation between credit card providers Visa and MasterCard and a number of U.S. …

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More businesses getting on EMV bandwagon

  • June 23, 2014

The need for businesses to adopt EMV technology continues to grow as the October 2015 deadline from MasterCard and Visa gets closer. However, while these two major players are pushing hard, …

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Cloud POS systems gaining more traction for companies

  • June 20, 2014

When it comes to the point of sale system, it seems that the only universally agreed upon idea is that change is coming. With the latest technology innovations, the traditional POS system is facing …

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Illinois to recognize payroll cards as proper wage payment method

  • June 11, 2014
In the business marketplace, more employers are starting to get on the bandwagon of offering direct deposit payroll cards as a way to pay their employees. It is a way to offer workers greater …

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Sam's Club to introduce EMV credit card

  • June 11, 2014
One of the biggest talking points since the Target security breach has been the increased push to deploy EMV chip-and-PIN technology into credit cards. It was brought up when Target executives were …

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American Express works toward a credit cardless future

  • June 11, 2014

When you head out for the day, what are the essentials that fill your pockets? For most of us, it includes keys (house or car), mobile phone and a wallet with cash or credit cards. Ask nearly …

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Did Apple finally get into the payments industry at WWDC?

  • June 03, 2014

Another Apple event has come and gone, and again it seems as if the mobile commerce platform has been left on the cutting room floor. For years there have been rumors that the company would add NFC …

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