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In 2015, the United States saw a major shift in consumer payment methods from traditional magstripe cards to EMV-chip cards. This transition is referred to as the EMV liability shift. With the majority of U.S. consumers now paying with chip cards, the next wave of technology has rolled out and adoption is rising: contactless payments.READ MORE
If there’s one thing to take away from this post, it’s that all credit card reader are not made equally. Despite looking similar, they vary greatly in features, business benefits and cost.READ MORE
“Why are we using these slow EMV cards?”READ MORE
Investing in a POS credit card terminal carries obvious benefits. A combined 75 percent of consumers prefer to shop with a credit or debit card, so accepting credit cards opens your business up to a wider market than businesses that only accept cash. Some modern credit card terminals can also process alternative forms of payment, such as mobile payments. One downside is that researching credit card processing terminals can be daunting. What do you really need to know about EMV, NFC and PCI DSS?READ MORE
Not long ago, businesses were processing credit cards with a carbon copy imprinter. Since then, the payment processing industry has taken major strides in advancing its technology, and it’s only changing quicker these days.READ MORE
As credit card, or EMV, chips become more common, so too are the credit card terminals that accept them. According to Visa, 71%, or 511.1 million, of its U.S.-based credit and debit cards now have chips, a figure that represents more than a doubling of chip cards over a three-year period. Across the U.S., 3.1 million – roughly two thirds of – merchants are now EMV-enabled.READ MORE