Entries by AnnJo Huwer

Mobile Wallets Continue to Increase

Mobile payment transactions are on the rise, with market researchers expecting an increase of more than 200% in mobile payment transactions in 2017. This trend has left many courts, government agencies, and legal agencies wondering how the growing popularity of mobile wallets will affect court and other payment processing…

NFC Payments in 2017 and Beyond

Likely, you’ve heard of Bluetooth, radio-frequency identification (RFID), or quick response (QR) codes but perhaps haven’t heard of the umbrella term near field communication (NFC). NFC is contactless communication of wireless data transferred between devices, such as tablets, card readers, and smartphones. The data detects and enables …

5 Ways to Create Visible Public Access to Justice

The nationwide “Justice for All” forum is examining ways to ensure justice is accessible to low-income individuals, those facing social injustices and hardship, and citizens with a lack of payment options. This second part of the series provides 5 ways to create visible public access to justice for the citizens you serve …

Why PCI Compliance Is Still Important

PCI compliance can seem like one more burden on payment processors, but maintaining compliance offers security-related benefits to courts and government agencies. PCI Compliance 101: The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards developed by an independent body to ensure …

What is Mobile Point-of-Sale (mPOS) Technology?

Mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) technology enables payment through online, tablet, and mobile phone avenues and it is growing in popularity by the moment. Basically, with an mPOS app installed, this technology makes a wireless device act as a cash register or electronic point-of-sale terminal. The app is linked to …

Why Every Court Needs EMV Card Readers

Citizens have been known to pay court fines with stolen credit cards. Don’t believe it? The Michigan Department of Corrections recently charged a 25-year-old man with fraud after he attempted to pay his probation restitution with a stolen card. The incident serves as a reminder that courts and government agencies …

Access to Justice: The Future of Court Payment Processing

As a result of the national attention gained by Ferguson, Missouri, a nationwide forum is beginning to take shape. This forum, called “Justice for All,” explores how to provide access to justice for those who cannot pay fines as a result of hardship, social inequities, or lack of payment options available to …