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What is ACH Payment Processing? ACH payment processing is the banking industry’s definition of moving money between bank accounts in the United States. ACH stands for Automated Clearing House and the ACH network of financial institutions is responsible for the movement of funds. It is managed by Nacha, the organization that sets and enforces the Rules for ACH. The physical network that processes transactions is run by the ACH Operators, notably, the Federal Reserve and The Clearing House.READ MORE
Go ahead, open your wallet. Chances are that your credit and debit cards feature a square “chip” on the front that gets inserted into an EMV Card Reader to make a payment. It may also have a symbol that resembles a “signal” that is “tapped” on an EMV Card Reader to make a payment. And it likely still has a magnetic strip on the back that is swiped through a payment terminal that is not equipped to read EMV chip cards.READ MORE
How to Become PCI Compliant and Avoid Unethical PCI Fees The card brands work together to set security standards that ensure credit card data remains safe and out of the hands of fraudsters. Every company that processes, stores or transmits credit card information—issuers, businesses, gateways, processors—must maintain a secure environment. Read on to learn everything you need to know to help you protect data and adhere to PCI DSS standards. We’ve included a handy PCI DSS Compliance Checklist, a detailed explanation of the 12 steps that entail PCI DSS Compliance, and information about how to attest to security practices in your business to validate compliance.READ MORE
In the payment processing industry there is a ton of jargon used interchangeably, and sometimes done so incorrectly. As a business owner processing credit cards, it is important you know what these terms mean so you use them correctly if a customer asks.READ MORE
Credit card processing companies, including Acquirers, Merchant Service Providers, Payment Gateways, and Payment Facilitators are regulated by a variety of organizations and regulatory bodies. The Card Brands, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), the National Automated Clearing House (NACHA), sponsor banks, and federal and state governments all play a role in overseeing the credit card processing standards.READ MORE
There are a few payment processing rate plans you can choose from, which vary depending on who you decide to work with. In the unfortunate event you work with an unethical Merchant Account Provider, you may end up on Billback or worse, Enhanced Billback.READ MORE