More Credit Fraud — But More Potential Security, too

The news in credit cards this week is kind of yin/yang, straddling both sides of the security fence. On the one hand, there’s news of another breach, this one affecting the St. Louis- based Schnucks Market chain, which confirmed an April 15 “hack” affecting 2.4 million credit and debit cards, used at nearly 80% of its 100 stores.  Track 2 card numbers and expiration data were were breached in specific stores, and depending where your customers are based, they may not be affected at all.

Credit Card Merchant Service: Ensuring Your Processing Needs Are Met

If you are considering adding credit card transactions to the accepted payment methods for your business, there are a few things that will be needed to get the ball rolling. Whether you strictly operate out of a physical location or perform online business, a credit card merchant service is a necessity. These services assist with the authorization and settlement of customer credit purchases. Many processing companies are available for the picking.

The Card Processing Terminal: Easing the Workload behind Credit Payment Transactions

Credit terminals are used to perform business transactions such as the purchase of goods and payment for services. Consumers regularly use bank debit cards or credit cards to pay for these items. These payment methods are fast, secure, and reliable. Businesses provide this payment ability to their customers as a way to offer superior service and purchasing convenience. Terminals may be set up at physical locations for card processing and have been proven to increase business sales.