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Credit Card Decline & Error Codes

Credit card decline codes are sent to merchants from credit card processors when a transaction is unable to be processed. Each numerical code corresponds to a different reason a transaction may be declined, such as the card in question being reported lost or stolen. Want to know more about how to deal with decline codes or what to do when one comes up? Read our handy guide to credit card decline codes.

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Jun 8, 2021 Filed under: PCI Compliance
What is a chargeback

What Is A Chargeback?

Chargebacks happen to every merchant. In fact, you probably won’t be able to eliminate all chargebacks as long as you keep accepting credit cards. The best you can do is to contain them and reduce them to a small number. What is left is just a part of the cost of doing business.

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Aug 30, 2021 Filed under: PCI Compliance

The Complete Guide to PCI DSS: Why You Need To Understand PCI Compliance Standards & What Role Payment Processors Play

If you’re a new business owner, you may not know very much about PCI compliance – or even what it is. It’s possible that your first introduction to the subject might be an unexpected fee for PCI compliance showing up on your monthly processing statement. Like it or not, you can expect that PCI compliance […]

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Mar 6, 2020 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, PCI Compliance

What Is CVV2?

This post aims to clarify any confusion regarding why and how a CVV (or CVV2, 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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Sep 19, 2023 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, PCI Compliance