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tokenization

What Is Tokenization?

Tokenization - What Is It And Why Is It Important? Tokenization has become more and more important for both brick and mortar and e-commerce stores. With hackers seemingly running rampant nowadays, the importance of payment security has gone through the roof and thus new methods...

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what is pci compliaince?

What Is PCI Compliance?

What is PCI Compliance? Any company, large or small, that accepts credit cards needs to host that data in a PCI compliant environment. But what is PCI compliance? The PCI Security Standards Council indicates that there are several requirements to create that secure environment. They are the...

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Visa Unblocking E-Commerce

Will Visa Be Successful In Unblocking E-Commerce? With the recent acquisition of Visa Europe, Visa has been hammering away at preventing unjust geo-blocking and heavily promoting unblocking e-commerce for online shoppers worldwide. With almost 90% of online shoppers not willing to purchase outside of their country,...

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mobile payments and fraud

Mobile Payments And Fraud Risk

Mobile Payments And Fraud Risk Apple Pay and Google Wallet are two of the most popular forms of mobile payments at the present. With 184.2 million people in the U.S. alone using an Apple or Android smartphones, chances are a lot of them wonder about mobile...

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credit card chargebacks

Preventing Chargebacks 101

Nothing makes a merchant's heart skip a beat like the word, "chargeback." If not handled properly, it can be like money being taken right out of your pocket. However, chargebacks are a common factor for any business that accepts credit cards. The chargeback system was created...

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emv chip credit card

EMV: The Results Are In!

EMV: The Unsung Hero of Credit Card Fraud Prevention In October of 2015, the credit card industry watched as the EMV liability shift occurred, but it seems like the dust hasn't settled fully yet. EMV has become an essential tool in helping to prevent credit card fraud,...

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