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Frank Kehl

Senior Staff Writer

8+ Years At Merchant Maverick

Expertise: Payments

Education: Juris Doctorate, Ventura College of Law

Frank has been writing about payment processing and business services since 2015. He is a retired Air Force officer and a former practicing attorney. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and a Juris Doctorate degree from the Ventura College of Law, and currently resides in Paso Robles, California.

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Heartland Payment Systems

Heartland (Formerly Heartland Payment Systems) Review

Despite some areas of needed improvement, Heartland’s services are surprisingly comprehensive, seamlessly blending tools for a brick-and-mortar location, eCommerce businesses of all kinds, and mobile enterprises. The problem is that its current payment structure seems to lead to some trouble with salespeople not properly disclosing fees, which causes problems further down the line.

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Feb 23, 2024 Filed under: Merchant Account Reviews

Moneris Review (Canada)

Moneris offers an impressive lineup of products and services for Canadian merchants. It provides just about every kind of hardware and software product you would need to run either a retail or online business. However, the company’s lengthy contracts and hefty early termination fees bring it down a notch.

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Feb 23, 2024 Filed under: Merchant Account Reviews
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Electronic Merchant Systems (EMS) Review

Does Electronic Merchant Systems offer everything you need for your small business? Possibly, but it comes at a high cost. Unless you’re prepared to negotiate aggressively on your own behalf, you’ll probably pay more than you need to. Read our review to see why you should look elsewhere.

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Feb 23, 2024 Filed under: Merchant Account Reviews
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Paya Review (Formerly Sage Payment Solutions)

The payment processing industry is very competitive, with a huge number of providers vying for your business. While only a few are truly excellent, many others are just awful. Paya currently falls somewhere in the middle of these two extremes, sticking close to the industry standard in terms of pricing and contract terms, but not offering any exceptional products or services that distinguish it from other providers.

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Feb 15, 2024 Filed under: Merchant Account Reviews

Bank Of America Merchant Services Review

Bank of America Merchant Services has taken several positive steps to improve both the quality of its services and its reputation among merchants. It’s done away with long-term contracts, eliminated early termination fees, and introduced a flat-rate pricing plan with no monthly fees that will appeal to small-business users. It’s also instituted 24/7 customer support and completely revamped its hardware lineup, eliminating Clover products and replacing them with universal devices that can be reprogrammed, if necessary.

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Feb 23, 2024 Filed under: Merchant Account Reviews

Global Payments Review

With a company such as Global Payments, the name speaks for itself. It’s common knowledge that Global runs a large, successful, highly capable payment processing business. This is not a fly-by-night operation. However, just because a business is successful does not mean that it’s a good proposition for all of its customers.

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Feb 23, 2024 Filed under: Merchant Account Reviews