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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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The Complete Guide to Preventing and Winning Chargebacks

The Small Business Guide To Preventing Chargebacks (& How To Fight Chargebacks When They Happen)

In a perfect world, you’d be able to take a series of proactive measures that would protect you from ever having to deal with chargebacks. Unfortunately, they’re an inevitable part of running a business that you’ll have to deal with sooner or later. For most merchants, chargebacks will only be an occasional irritant. For others, a high chargeback rate can lead to your business being classified as a high-risk merchant or even having your merchant account frozen or shut down. While we can’t make your business 100% chargeback-proof, we can help you to minimize their frequency and offer some tips on dealing with them when they inevitably occur.

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Aug 15, 2023 Filed under: Credit Card Processing
How to accept credit card payments

How To Set Up Credit Card Payments For A Small Business

More and more, and especially with the younger crowd, people just don’t carry cash anymore. To do business at all, small businesses need to be able to take some sort of payment card, be it debit or credit. Taking credit card payments can get expensive and complicated, but we’re here to help break it down for you.

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Sep 19, 2023 Filed under: Credit Card Processing

The Complete Guide To PCI Fees: How To Avoid PCI Compliance & Non-Compliance Fees (Plus How To Spot A Scam)

This article will discuss PCI compliance, why it’s important, and how your merchant services provider treats it. We’ll look at the numerous ways in which providers charge (or don’t charge) for PCI compliance services and what kind of services you’ll receive. We’ll also discuss the dreaded PCI non-compliance fee and how you can avoid ever having to pay it.

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Mar 3, 2021 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, PCI Compliance
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First Data Global Leasing (FDGL) Review

First Data Global Leasing has the dubious distinction of being among our rogue’s gallery of the processing industry’s worst credit card terminal leasing companies. While it offers high-quality products in the Clover line of terminals and POS systems, it’s disheartening that an industry leader such as Fiserv would condone awful business practices by a subsidiary.

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Dec 15, 2023 Filed under: Equipment Financing Reviews, Merchant Account Reviews
What is a merchant services provider?

What Is A Merchant Services Provider?

Payment service providers (PSPs) streamline the process of obtaining credit card processing services by aggregating all users into a single merchant account. This eliminates the need for a lengthy underwriting process before a merchant can be approved for an account, but also increases the chance of a hold, freeze, or account termination. Your business will not receive a unique merchant ID number if you sign up with a payment service provider. Well-known PSPs include Square, PayPal, and Stripe.

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Jun 15, 2023 Filed under: Credit Card Processing