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EMV credit card processing entails a series of steps to authenticate a payment by ‘dipping’ or ‘inserting’ an EMV-chip card. To correctly process an EMV credit card, a level-3 EMV certified card reader is required.READ MORE
When seeking an answer to this question, it’s vital to know that no two credit card processing statements are exactly the same. Statements vary among providers in regard to how sections are labeled, the order they appear in, the names — and shorthand — of different fees, etc.READ MORE
There are a number of payment providers that enable you to accept credit cards. Whether you interact with them directly or not, there are a handful of fees you have to pay for the privilege of accepting plastic.READ MORE
As a business owner, you need to make a profit from the goods and services you provide in order to stay in business. This is why fees, especially for the privilege of simply accepting credit cards, can be so frustrating.READ MORE
When a customer visits your business and pays with a credit card, it’s fairly easy to confirm the legitimacy of the purchase. A diligent cashier could ask to see photo ID to confirm that the person in front of her is, in fact, the cardholder. The name and face should match.READ MORE
Every industry has its jargon, and credit card processing is no different. You are probably familiar with more-common terms just from bumping elbows with folks in the industry. These include Interchange, EIRF, downgrade and tiered. However, there are others that are used less frequently and are purposefully deceptive, such as settlement funding, padded dues and assessments, breach coverage security, etc.READ MORE