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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
ACH stands for Automated Clearing House, a network managed by NACHA. The network enables the electronic transfer of funds from one bank to another by directly debiting a consumer or business checking or savings account. It is commonly used for payroll, bills and invoices, and tax payments. ACH transaction fees are lower than those of credit and debit cards, so it is a popular cost-effective payment type, especially for higher ticket purchases.READ MORE
Declined transactions are stressful. No cardholder likes being in that position, and it’s a tense situation for business owners who lack answers to rectify the issue.READ MORE
MOTO stands for Mail Order/Telephone Order and is a credit card processing pricing setup on a Tiered plan. MOTO credit card processing is best suited for businesses that primarily accept card-not-present transactions: Examples include e-commerce and delivery-based businesses. In contrast, Retail pricing is appropriate when the majority of transactions occur in-person.READ MORE
What is a Contactless Payment and Why is it Trending? Pre-COVID-19, few people thought much about how they paid for goods and services. The choices were binary: “cash or card,” “debit or credit,” “insert or tap.” But once the coronavirus pandemic hit, everyone avoided touching anything that could spread germs, and how we pay suddenly shifted.READ MORE
Did you make an online purchase this week? Then you used a Payment Gateway without even knowing it. A Payment Gateway provides a safe method of transferring cardholder data from a website to a payment network for processing. It communicates the confirmation of sufficient funds and the transaction approval back to the website.READ MORE