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September 17, 2015

Key Factors When Choosing a Credit Card Processor – Price Is Just One Consideration

To accept payments for your limo services, you want the best credit card processor. Although price is one factor to consider, there are many others. Your ultimate goal should be to secure seamless and secure credit card processing for your company and a positive experience for your customers. Careful Considerations To secure limo services, customers use traditional credit cards, debit cards, and ACH payments, and soon will use EMV® cards. You want to keep this in mind when choosing a credit card processing system. Security – Even more important than price is the type and level of security offered by...Read more


September 10, 2015

Credit Card Processing Trends: How to Best Adopt Innovation and Evolution

In looking back over the past 10 years, the degree of technological changes and the vast number of new competitors is astounding. A prime example is the way in which debit and credit card transactions occur. Until recently, consumer transactions were completed using a traditional magnetic strip debit or credit card. However, due to Euro Pay, MasterCard, and Visa (EMV®), things have changed. Unlike conventional cards, EMV® cards are designed with an integrated chip that requires a one-time, high-security PIN to be entered opposed to signing. By acknowledging and accepting new technologies and competitors, you have a huge advantage. EMV®...Read more


September 2, 2015

Credit Card Processing 101: How to Protect Your Company from Charge-Backs

Charge-backs are a common credit card processing issue. Because charge-back fees accumulate fast, they can be very damaging, especially for small businesses. Fortunately, there are viable options for protecting your company from these unwanted expenses. What are Charge-Backs? A charge-back occurs when a credit card user contacts the issuer to dispute a charge and the dispute is deemed valid. As a result, the purchase dollar amount is reversed from the merchant’s account. Common disputes consist of ordered merchandise not received, false/poor representation of a product/service, substandard quality, incorrect billing, or unauthorized charge. As the business owner, you get charged not...Read more


August 26, 2015

The Most Common PCI Compliance Myths You Probably Still Believe

When you own and operate a small business, the last thing you want to spend your time on is understanding all the tiny details about EMV® systems and PCI compliance (Payment Card Industry) regulations. The thing is, the industry of credit card authorization and payment processing systems really wouldn’t be so complicated — if only everyone knew fact from fiction and was confident in their check guarantee companies and credit card merchant processing services! To help you out just a little bit more, here are some of the basic myths surrounding PCI compliance rules, so that you can make better...Read more


August 19, 2015

Fending off Credit Card Fraud in 10 Easy Steps

As of 2012, 72.1% of consumers had credit cards. Recent surveys show during the last five years, 27% of cardholders worldwide have been victims of credit card fraud. The credit industry is not perfect. For instance, credit card authorization and settlement processes can take up to 30 days to clear. That’s ample time for unauthorized purchases to occur. But there are ways to protect against fraud. 1. Keep Credit Cards Safe You should always know where your credit and debit cards are located. If you don’t keep all your cards on your person, then place them in a secure location...Read more


August 12, 2015

How Do EMV® Solutions Help Americans? Number 3 May Surprise You

For many years now, debit and credit cards in the United States have been swiped thanks to the magnetic strips on their backs. But what many credit card companies and merchants didn’t realize was that this method opened consumers up to fraudulent charges on their credit cards and bank accounts due to minimal security features. As companies struggled to find solutions, 63% of merchants also dealt with credit card data breaches with their chip-and-pin machines by adding more security or plan to soon. As a result, more credit cards now feature EMV® solutions that do away with the magnetic strips...Read more

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