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The 4 Things Your Business Needs to Know About Chip (EMV) Cards

The cardholder will insert the chip (above) into the merchant's terminal.

The magnetic stripe on the back of your credit card is hardly new technology. In fact, it’s been around for decades. And, a lot has changed in the last four years—not to mention the last four decades. We don’t still

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Does your business want to take Apple Pay? Here’s how.

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If you’ve watched TV recently, chances are you’re aware of Apple’s new venture into the payments landscape. And, you might be wondering not only how Apple Pay works, but also how your business can start accepting Apple Pay payments. How does Apple Pay

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Cracking the Confusion: How Credit Card Processing Fees are Determined

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Perhaps the most confusing part of credit card processing involves the fees paid by the business. If you’ve ever spent any time trying to read a merchant statement, chances are you didn’t experience any particular revelations of clarity. How exactly

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How to set up your company to pay employees with direct deposit

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If you’re a business owner or manager looking to pay your employees with direct deposit, figuring out where to start can be a little tricky. For instance, should you start by talking to your bank? Or, maybe your accounting software

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Why your business might should dump Tiered Rate for Interchange Plus

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There are two prevailing schools of thought when it comes to credit card processing fees. And, chances are that—if your business accepts credit cards—you’re set up under one of these fee structures: Tiered Rate or Interchange Plus. Knowing the difference

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“Form”-ing good ACH compliance habits starts with forms

Even though many payments today are made electronically, the initial setup of these transactions usually requires a physical signature on an actual piece of paper. This is especially true for ACH originators, many of whom use ACH transactions to pay their

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Four lessons from the Target data breach

Perhaps the biggest media story of December occurred when news broke that the debit and credit card numbers of 40 million Target shoppers were compromised in one of the largest U.S. retail data breaches ever recorded. What made matters worse

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