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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 …

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 …

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 …

What is PCI-DSS Compliance?

In our last post, we wrote about EMV-enabled card readers and why they are an important step for keeping your financial information secure. However, EMV card readers aren’t the only thing necessary for keeping your information safe. Read on to learn about PCI-DSS compliance and why it is an integral part of secure payment processing …

What is EMV and Why Does it Matter?

You’ve undoubtedly seen them every time you stop at your local convenience store, or a version of them when you’ve checked out at the grocery store. You may have even seen a version at a local restaurant, alleviating the need for you to hand your card over to your server who disappears with it for several minutes. Most merchants …