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Emily Hale

Emily Hale

Expert Analyst & Reviewer
Emily is a content and social media strategist based in Indianapolis. She enjoys discovering new topics and planning content that empowers small business owners to make better choices for their businesses. When she's not in the thick of doing research for Merchant Maverick, she likes painting, meandering through nature and spotting wildlife, or relaxing with her rescue pup, Jetta.
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Should You Open A Merchant Account With Your Bank?

If you’re a new business owner who’s launching a biz soon — or a current business owner whose bank has approached you about switching your merchant account with them — you may think that a bank is the safest bet when it comes to processing payments. Of course, it’s convenient to have merchant services and […]

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Mar 30, 2020 Filed under: Credit Card Processing

The Merchant’s Guide To Credit Card Security Codes (CVV, CVV2, CVC) & CVV Checks

This post aims to clarify any confusion regarding why and how a CVV (or CVV2, or CVC, or CID) number is vital for your small business. Because payment companies mandate all merchants to collect the credit card CVV code during online or manual card entry, you’ll need to find a payment processing company that’s up to date with the latest policies.

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Jan 4, 2021 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, PCI Compliance

What Is A Payment Service Provider?

If you landed on this post, you’re probably checking out payment processing options for your small business. Understanding terms such as “payment service provider” or “merchant account” — phrases that are sometimes used incorrectly or even interchangeably — can be a bit overwhelming. We get it. That’s why in this post, we are not only […]

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Jul 6, 2019 Filed under: Credit Card Processing
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What Is An Acquiring Bank?

Keeping all of the terms straight when it comes to processing payments can be a bit tricky. And there are so many entities involved in payment processing. So we’re going to start with one of the most important terms and players in credit card processing: the acquiring bank. We’ll start with a general definition of […]

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Jul 6, 2019 Filed under: Credit Card Processing

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