Plastic Sleeves and Radio Chips: Simple Protections for RFID Cards

As the news keeps making clear, changes are coming to what exactly it means when a customer says “charge it!” There are smart wallets, phones-as-credit cards, and more.

On the Road: Best Cards For the Season Ahead

Memorial Day beckons as the official kick-off to the summer travel season, but your AVPS blog correspondents already have one child flying back from college for the break, and we’ve booked an interestingly complicated itinerary for a summer flight of our own. So travel season, it appears, is here.

Your Credit Card Could Start Literally “Leaking” Data in the Smartphone Era

By way of a heads-up comes this news from Canada, and reported in the northerly edition of Huffington Post (and later picked up in Forbes’ credit card “round up” column). We’ve mentioned those embedded chips that are due to replace magnetic strips on most credit cards (and have to a large extent in Europe — where the upgraded plastic is the “EMV” standard we’ve written about here before).

New Year’s Changes: Merchant surcharges

Happy 2013 to our readers, and while this first January week may still find many of us in lingering “holiday mode,” it actually brings some “hard news” in the credit card processing business.

Business Merchants Accounts: Frequently Asked Questions

If your business needs its first merchant account, you may have questions about how merchant service providers (MSP) work, and…

Should your Business let Customers Pay by Credit Card Online?

Should businesses let their customers pay with credit over the Internet? Today, assessing the value of Internet credit payment by…

What Type of Business Payment Services do you need to Support Revenue Growth?

Some businesses will do anything to increase their revenue, except ask a simple question: do we have payment options that…

Credit Card Companies: Frequently Asked Questions

Allowing customers to pay by credit is a reality of modern business. Statistics show that trillions of charge card purchases…

Payment Services Companies: An Overview

There are several things that drive a business’ sales, such as advertising, competitive pricing, and branding, to name a few.…