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Tom DeSimone

Expert Analyst & Reviewer
Based in New York’s Hudson Valley, Tom has written for Merchant Maverick since 2013. His work is cited by publications including TechCrunch, Washington Business Journal, and Bank Advisor. He currently serves as Product Manager.
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Did Square Kill Flint Mobile? What Flint’s Processing Shutdown Means For The Future Of Mobile Payments

If you’re looking for a Flint replacement for low-volume or mobile processing, see our comparison article.  After the recent, shocking news about the discontinuation of Flint Mobile‘s (see our review) payment processing service, many mobile-based and low-volume merchants are reeling, wondering how to transition and what this means for the future of mobile payment processing. […]

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Mar 30, 2020 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, Mobile Payments

What Is Peer-To-Peer Lending?

Anyone who’s taken a loan out knows that the name of the game is interest. You want the lowest interest rate possible, and the bank wants the best return on its investment. This is not necessarily because the bank is greedy or trying to take advantage of you. The fact is that maintaining a financial […]

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Aug 14, 2019 Filed under: Business Loans, Peer-to-Peer Loans
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Will Chip Cards Kill Mobile Processing?

Since Square launched back in 2009, the credit card industry has, in many ways, been turned on its head. Credit card acceptance is more prevalent and less expensive than ever. But with the nationwide switch to chip cards coming in October 2015, we might see another major shift in the way we conceive of in-person payments, and […]

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Jul 6, 2019 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, Mobile Payments
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FAQ For Buying An EMV Chip Card Terminal

After the recent EMV liability shift, you’re probably finding yourself staring at your old credit card machine, wondering if it will make a good paper weight, and worrying about the cost of buying a new machine. Lucky for you, the transition doesn’t have to be an expensive one, but it pays to be educated as you […]

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Feb 16, 2015 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, PCI Compliance
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Opening A Tech Support Merchant Account In India

Setting up a tech support company in India (or anywhere) comes with a host of challenges, some obvious, others less so. One obstacle you may not have accounted for is the difficulty finding a merchant account provider for the business. Instead of trying to find the lowest rates possible, you probably found yourself stuck searching for […]

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Mar 30, 2020 Filed under: Credit Card Processing
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NPC (A Vantiv Company) Review

This is NOT a review of National Processing, which is a completely unrelated company that just happens to have a similar name.  National Processing Company now does business under the Vantiv brand. This review is archived. Check out our comparison chart to see our favorite merchant account providers. Overview National Processing Company (NPC) is a […]

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Nov 4, 2022 Filed under: Merchant Account Reviews

ElitePay Global Review

Note: ElitePay Global has discontinued service. It now operates as Ironwood Payments. This review has been archived and will no longer be updated. Instead, check out our Ironwood Payments review for more information.   Overview: As a reseller of First Data’s payment processing services, you can’t really understand what you’ll get from ElitePay Global until you […]

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Jun 3, 2022 Filed under: Merchant Account Reviews

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