Insights

Has “The Future” of Payments Arrived?

Has “The Future” of Payments Arrived?

For those of you watching your memes and social networks, this week marked Back to the Future Day, that October day in 2015, when Marty McFly travels from 1985 to try and right the future (and then the past) in Back to the Future II. Much has been made of how accurate...

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Credit Agencies Undergoing Changes, Challenges

Credit Agencies Undergoing Changes, Challenges

Your FICO score: As an individual, it determines your “creditworthiness.” Your personal score can even sometimes affect getting business credit, in the early days of a start-up. And of course, it affects the degree to which your customers can open new accounts, or the...

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Starting a New Business? You Need a Merchant Account

Starting a New Business? You Need a Merchant Account

When starting a new business, you need to establish a merchant account that will allow you accept and process payments. As a premier provider of superior business merchant services, AVPS has all of the information, tools, and tips to get your merchant account up and...

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Back to the Breach — or “Who Watches the Watchmen?”

Back to the Breach — or “Who Watches the Watchmen?”

Experian is one of the three main credit reporting agencies whose reporting affects your FICO score as an individual. They also offer various “credit monitoring” services in the event your information should ever be hacked or pilfered. Now comes news, right after last...

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This is the week — EMV is here!

This is the week — EMV is here!

And so, after weeks, months -- years? -- of writing about the coming “EMV standard” in this space -- that switch to the chipped “Europay Mastercard Visa” card already standard in Europe and other parts of the world -- that day is here at last. Specifically, Thursday,...

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