Credit Card Processing Blog Posts | Page 14

The Complete Guide To Card Brand Fees For Merchant Accounts

Credit card associations, like Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover, charge fees for their services every time a credit card is used. If you take credit cards, then card association fees are a necessary evil, since these fees comprise a part of wholesale fees you have to pay in order to take credit card payments. Here’s everything small businesses need to know about card brand fees.

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Feb 28, 2020 Filed under: Credit Card Processing
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Best Free Credit Card Processors

Free credit card processing sounds great, but the fact is, it’ll never be completely free. You’ll always have some fees to cover on your own, plus you need to consider whether it’s actually a good fit for your business model. Here’s what you need to look for.

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Feb 28, 2024 Filed under: Credit Card Processing
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The Worst Credit Card Terminal Leasing Companies

Unless you’re running a purely eCommerce business, you’re going to need a credit card terminal to accept credit cards. If your business is large enough, or if you operate out of multiple locations, you might need more than one. Credit card terminals come in many shapes and sizes, from simple wired terminals that aren’t much […]

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Mar 27, 2020 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, Hardware

What Are Basis Points & How Do You Calculate Them?

There’s a lot that goes into negotiating with a credit card processor. You need to make sure you’re getting favorable terms and the best rates. At Merchant Maverick, that means a month-to-month agreement (or at least one with no early termination fee), affordable hardware with no overpriced leases and an interchange-plus plan with a low […]

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Jan 9, 2020 Filed under: Credit Card Processing
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Just How Secure Is mPOS Equipment, Anyway?

We live, unfortunately, in the age of the data breach. Target. Home Depot. Sony. The IRS. ADP. Noodles & Co. Wendy’s. Yahoo. Over the past few years, all of these companies (and many, many others) have been hit with some sort of data breach that has compromised personalized data ranging from social security numbers and W2 information to credit card numbers. […]

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Mar 27, 2020 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, Mobile Payments, PCI Compliance