ACH Payment Processing

ACH payments are electronic payments. They’re created when the customer gives an originating institution, corporation, or other customer (originator) authorization to debit directly from the customer’s checking or savings account for the purpose of bill payment. Authorization must be in accord with the requirements of the ACH Operating Rules. It must be either written and

Merchants and Consumers on EMV Credit Card Processing

EMV (Europay, MasterCard, and Visa) chip card payments at the US point of sale (POS) are now 2 years’ old (October 2015) at least officially. However, according to a poll of consumers and retailers by a Boston-based merchant processor, consumers think purchases are still being processed slowly; many merchants still don’t accept chip cards. Merchants’

Out-of-Network ATM Fees Reach an All-Time High. Cash Gets More Expensive

In a world, where there is a rise of ecommerce, credit/debit card use, and mobile payment platforms, running to the ATM for cash is a thing of the past for many people. Cash is increasingly becoming expensive, even when accessed electronically. Cash Is becoming More Expensive Across the nation, consumers are charged $4.69 to withdraw

High-Risk Merchant Category Codes – MCC

A Merchant Category Code (MCC) is a four-figure number used to categorize business entities according to the type of products or services the company offers. Credit card associations have set up rules dictating merchants in specific high-risk MCC codes to pre register with these associations to ensure monitoring of risks. These high risk categories include

10 Tips Merchants Should Use to Void Credit Card Chargebacks

Chargebacks occur when a customer files a dispute with his/her bank regarding a credit/debit card transaction. The problem arises when the merchant doesn’t participate in the dispute process or is informed too late. In 58% of all instances, merchant are never notified of the pending dispute, which makes them helpless and unable to defend themselves

Tips to Improve the Security of Your Small Business

Running a business is associated with a myriad of important things, including security issues. As a small business owner, you should be on the hook for not only sales, marketing, accounting, merchandising, etc. but also for both physical and online security of your small business. Here are steps to take to improve the security of