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Old systems become obsolete: What merchants should be aware of

Are you a merchant who has an out of date PIN pad or terminal? As mandated by card brands, you must replace your existing equipment with Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliant equipment by July 2010. Read More…

Continue Reading Add comment July 22nd, 2009

Visa drops two major processors from PCI compliance list: What to consider before signing the dotted line

Due to major data breaches that occurred earlier in the year by RBS WorldPay Inc. and Heartland Payment Systems, Inc, Visa removed the two processors from their PCI Compliance list in March. Read More…

Continue Reading Add comment May 11th, 2009

Flowers Made of Money? Floral Merchant’s Fall Victim to Valentine’s Day Fraud

A newly identified fraud practice is targeting floral merchants. Read more…

Continue Reading Add comment February 13th, 2009

What does your business do in the Holiday spirit?

What are you or your business doing this Holiday season in the spirit of giving back? We’d love to hear your ideas!

Continue Reading Add comment December 18th, 2008

Gift Cards and Bankruptcy: Is your gift card worthless?

With the amount of stores declaring bankruptcy, and store closings, people are becoming weary of purchasing gift cards. Should you avoid buying that gift card for your loved one this Holiday season?

Continue Reading Add comment December 4th, 2008

Identity and Credit Theft- Protect Yourself on Black Friday

Beware of scrooges as you head out to do your holiday shopping in the coming weeks. They want to steal more than your good cheer. Some tips to help you protect yourself against identity and credit card theft.

Continue Reading Add comment November 24th, 2008

New way to market your business – and stay under budget!

At a time when more people than ever are clipping coupons and cashing in on store discounts, it’s the perfect time for businesses to use promotions. But how do you do this when your marketing budget is being allotted elsewhere and print advertising costs make your head spin?

Continue Reading Add comment November 13th, 2008

Merchant Cash Advance As Alternative Small Business Loan

In these tough economic times (we are all probably tired of hearing about), small business owners need to be even more on top of there game in order to survive. In the credit crunch bank loans are harder to come by, alternative options are available such as the merchant cash advance.

Continue Reading Add comment October 10th, 2008

“Wardriving”….are you the in drivers seat of your business?

Earlier this month, the Department of Justice announced 11 people from the U.S., Estonia, Ukraine, Belarus, and China are being charged for hacking into retailers’ computers and stealing more than 41 million credit card numbers. The perpetrators supposedly drove around in their vehicles with laptops, looking for unsecured “Wi-Fi” network connections, a technique called “wardriving.” Is your business protected?

Continue Reading Add comment August 21st, 2008

Check Image Volume Increases Over 300 Percent in 2007

Record-breaking numbers flooded SVPCO, the paper and electronic check exchange business of The Clearing House Payments Company last year.

Continue Reading Add comment June 18th, 2008

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