First Data Could Get Tough with Unsecured Merchants

In a few days, First Data will start to disable the accounts of customers who access its systems over unsecure connections. The company has been sending out notifications and reminders for over a year about changes that will be made to its Datawire service beginning on February 15th. If merchants have taken...

Sterling Payment Technologies and Osprey Retail Systems Announce New EMV Solution

Sterling Payment Technologies, a leading provider of payment processing, today announced it has partnered with Osprey Retail Systems, a point of sale software developer, to offer a semi-integrated EMV payment solution to retailers in niche markets such as liquor and wine, pets, and specialty grocers. Using both Datacap NETePay™ and Ingenico’s...

PCI Compliance Primer for ISVs

Software developers unfamiliar with the nuances of incorporating credit card processing into their software might wonder what the term “PCI compliance” is when they hear it and be confused about why it matters for their business. PCI compliance represents adhering to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI...

Cardknox Chosen as Top 10 Retail Payment Solution Provider

Retail CIO Outlook magazine has chosen Cardknox as one of the Top 10 Retail Payment Solution Providers of 2017, as featured in its December 2017 edition. Selected by a panel of CEO’s, CIO’s, and analysts, Cardknox was singled out for its developer-friendly approach, lowest processing rates, and easy integration...

PCI Security Standards Council Issues Guidelines for Software-Based PIN Entry on Mobile

Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced a new PCI Security Standard for software-based PIN entry on commercial off-the-shelf devices (COTS), such as smartphones and tablets. The PCI Software-Based PIN Entry on COTS (SPoC) Standard provides requirements for developing secure solutions that enable EMV contact and contactless transactions with...

Quest Tablet EMV Level 3 Certified through Datacap with Heartland NETePay

Touch Dynamic, a leading manufacturer of all-in-one touch systems, industrial PCs, and mobile POS devices is thrilled to announce that the Quest II and III tablets are now EMV level 3 certified through Datacap with Heartland NETePay™. In addition to the Quest II and Quest III tablets, Datacap Systems’ latest ...

Tracking the Evolution of Payment Systems

For decades, the big payment technology in use not only in the U.S., but around the world, was the familiar old magnetic strip on the back of credit and debit cards. Only recently has a big changeover begun to take hold in the U.S., but after that initial inertia, many...

Quick Chip Technology Boosts EMV Transaction Speeds

EMV rollout in the United States has been long and slow. In the locations that have implemented chip card reading technology, there are often a flurry of frustrated customers. Their primary complaint being that chip card transactions are incredibly slow. Unlike their magnetic stripe counterparts, chip cards must be inserted into...

The New Storefront is the Web (Infographic)

The State of Ecommerce 2017 In 2017, more consumers will head online to shop for goods than ever before. They're browsing for products on smartphones and tablets, before committing to checking out, most often from their desktop. Double-digit growth of e-commerce sales is expected through 2020, when sales will exceed...

Vantiv and Worldpay Complete Combination to Form Worldpay, Inc.

Vantiv, Inc., a leading provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions for merchants and financial institutions in the U.S., announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Worldpay Group plc, a leader in technology-led payment solutions. The combined company, named Worldpay, Inc. (NYSE: WP; LSE: WPY), creates a...

It’s Time for EMV to Reach Smaller Retailers

Visa recently shared research that indicated a 66 percent decrease in counterfeit fraud in the U.S. thanks to merchants shifting to chip-enabled cards (comparing June 2017 to June 2015). This is, of course, great news. However, it’s not time to celebrate just yet. We know that most EMV adoption to...

It’s Time for EMV to Reach Smaller Retailers

Visa recently shared research that indicated a 66 percent decrease in counterfeit fraud in the U.S. thanks to merchants shifting to chip-enabled cards (comparing June 2017 to June 2015). This is, of course, great news. However, it’s not time to celebrate just yet. We know that most EMV adoption to...

Cardknox Gateway Announces Compatibility and Certification with New eWIC Program

Across the country, merchants are making the switch from accepting WIC paper vouchers to using the new WIC electronic funds transfer (EBT), or eWIC, system, as part of a nationwide initiative to modernize the WIC checkout process. In order to enable eWIC processing, merchants need to implement a state-certified...

Datacap Releases ID TECH EMV hardware support for Heartland Payments via NETePay

Datacap Systems, a leading integrated payments middleware provider, has completed a second US EMV level 3 certification with Heartland Payments that adds support for simple and cost-effective EMV hardware from ID TECH. Datacap’s Point of Sale partners can now utilize ID TECH’s EMV products, including the Augusta, Augusta S,...

More Restaurants Turning to Innovative POS Devices

The ways in which people like to pay for all sorts of things have changed rapidly in the past few years. It was only about 18 months ago that EMV really started to gain traction nationwide, and emerging mobile payment options continue to catch on with shoppers. The restaurant...

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