Credit Card Processing for Small Business

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EMV- One Year Later

​By now, every business that accepts credit cards is probably familiar with the October 2015 liability shift. That shift meant that after October 1, 2015, any business that didn’t use EMV chip card-capable machines and POS systems would be liable for fraudulent transactions. Function-wise, chip cards could still be swiped like magnetic strip cards, but […]

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Pivotal Payments: Liquidated Damages and Auto-Renewing Membership

Pivotal Payments is another card processor that uses a tiered pricing model in which cards are categorized as qualified, mid-qualified and non-qualified, with higher rates associated with non-qualified cards. This basically means that you can count on paying more than the advertised (qualified) rate due to the large number of cards which are classified as […]

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EMV Mandate

Credit card fraud in the United States has led to increased credit card security. One of the most recent and important adaptations to credit card technology is the use of Europay, MasterCard, and Visa (EMV) cards.EMV cards, also known as “chip” cards, are a new card technology that uses a chip to interact with terminals […]

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Save Money by Avoiding Tiered Pricing

Tiered pricing is credit card processing fees based on different rates for different types of cards. Each transaction is classified based on the type of card used and separated into categories of qualified, mid-qualified and non-qualified, with lower rates for qualified cards and higher rates for mid- and non-qualified cards.Tiered pricing allows credit card processors […]

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