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COMMENTARY: Five Questions Merchants Should Ask About EMV Terminals

By Terry Dooley Deadline: A date or time when something must be finished: the last day, hour, or minute that something will be accepted. The word “deadline” carries with it the implication of pressure—pressure to act or face the consequences. That’s the very word being tossed around when people talk …

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A New EMV Resource for the Dawn of October 2015

    The dawn of October 2015 is decidedly near; the clock rapidly ticking. As the fraud liability shift approaches, many merchants will be asking their POS solutions providers what plans they have in place to support EMV®. So now the question for VARs becomes: are you ready to handle …

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As the Liability Shift Rapidly Approaches, Free Can Be a Smart EMV Terminal Motivator

With fewer than 300,000 merchant locations ready for EMV chip card transactions—according to Visa Inc.—efforts to get merchants to upgrade to the more fraud-resistant point-of-sale terminals take on greater importance. For example, iPad-based POS system maker ShopKeep.com Inc. last week began offering merchants a free contactless reader that also accepts …

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Visa’s Latest EMV Snapshot: 127 Million Chip Cards, 295,000 EMV-Accepting Locations

By Jim Daly With the much-heralded EMV liability shift now less than a month away, the United States could be likened to briskly walking, though hardly running, toward the finish line of full-fledged chip card payments. New figures provided by Visa Inc. to Digital Transactions News on Friday show that …

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Don’t Hold Your Breath Waiting for EMV

It should come as no surprise that, despite an Oct. 1 deadline, most consumers and merchants remain unprepared for EMV. But with less than a month to go, separate studies released late this summer indicate the situation is even worse than you may have thought. Both merchants and issuers are …

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Alphabet Soup: Why ISVs Should Also Be ISOs

With the business of selling merchant accounts growing more technology-based every day, how are processors going to recruit new independent sales organizations that have the necessary expertise? For at least some processors, the answer lies in inducing independent software vendors, known as ISVs, to become ISOs as well. “Two very …

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The Complexities of Mobile

Payments 3.0 The rate of adoption of in-store mobile-phone-based payments is a critical issue facing merchants. How best to respond to it is a complex problem with some major unknowns. Recent studies indicate that nearly half of consumers would prefer to use their own mobile device when shopping in a …

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Where EMV Certification Is a Big Headache

By Kevin Woodward The complexity and multiple configurations of POS systems have some merchants and vendors mired in delays. As the U.S. payment card industry hurtles toward its EMV destiny on Oct. 1, the process for certifying EMV-compliant point-of-sale terminals is moving along well, albeit with one exception. That exception …

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PayPal Unchained

After 13 years, PayPal is free of eBay and once again an independent company. It dominates online and mobile commerce, but has stumbled at the point of sale. What will it do now that it calls all the shots? Like a young adult getting his first apartment and starting a …

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Partnerships Will Fuel the Tablet Takeover

Making mobile POS work seamlessly for merchants of all sizes is a daunting job, one best tackled by partnering with multiple specialists, says Paul Rasori. A recent IHL report projects significant growth in the tablet point-of-sale market through 2019, upwards of a 27% compound annual growth rate. To those of …

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