Category Archives: Industry Updates


Amazon Register Shutting Down!

Merchants – In need of a simple, reliable way to process? Give us a call, we’re here to help!   Merchants using Amazon Register have just under 3 months to find a new Merchant Services company, as Amazon is discontinuing … Continue reading


The Security Benefits of EMV Compliant Cards

 In 1994, Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) began development of a new type of credit card to deliver higher security for both the merchant and the consumer. The companies recognized the benefits of utilizing chip technology on payment cards instead … Continue reading


Why Eliminate Paper Checks in 2014??

It is essential for companies that want to stay competitive to capitalize on new trends.  Despite this need for streamlining payment options, many businesses continue the more costly practices that their customers have grown accustomed to.  Studies show that paper … Continue reading


Mobile Processing Making an Impact

With mobile processing becoming more available to merchants, many businesses who may not have considered accepting credit cards before are now making the switch.  With mobile processing equipment being simple to use, small in size, and requiring minimal installation, it … Continue reading


Vantiv Becomes First U.S. Acquirer to Complete MasterCard Requirements to Process EMV Transactions

Vantiv, Inc., a family company of NPC, announced on Monday that it is the first U.S. acquirer to complete MasterCard’s testing requirements to be able to process EMV transactions for MasterCard, Maestro, and Cirrus brands at both ATM and point-of-sale … Continue reading


More States Considering Ban on Credit Card Surcharges

Last month we told you about the new merchant surcharge rules and the 10 states that currently have a ban on surcharging.  Since then 13 other states have started to consider joining this list, and the legislatures in these states … Continue reading


Merchant Surcharges

As of January 27, 2013, a policy was put into place that will allow merchants to assess surcharges on all credit card transactions.  These transactions can be swiped, key-entered, or processed online, but there are a few requirements merchants need … Continue reading


EMV Technology – What Is it and How Does it Impact You as a Merchant?

As a merchant you probably know that fraud is out there and can happen at any time.  Europay/MasterCard/Visa, or EMV, is now working to crack down on fraud.  EMV is a smart card system that changes how cards are read … Continue reading


MasterCard Acquirer Fee

As of July 1, 2012 MasterCard  has implemented a new fee called the MasterCard Acquirer Fee.  This new acquirer fee is designed to ensure that MasterCard transactions will be processed directly through their network, instead of through a third party network.  … Continue reading