What is a Value Added Merchant Service Provider?

Merchant Service Providers (such as TransFirst, Acceptiva or Heartland) are entities licensed to work with Credit Card networks (such as Visa, MasterCard) and issuing banks (such as Wells Fargo) to provide the technology needed for businesses to accept credit card payments for goods or services.   A merchant service provider will set up rates and fees for [...]

By | 2017-08-11T22:07:14+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Billing, payment provider, PCI Compliance|0 Comments

What is PCI Compliancy and why is it so important?

PCI Compliance (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) as established by Visa/MasterCard/ Discover/Amex/JCB) is most often a requirement when setting up a merchant services account to provide security when processing credit cards.  PCI is designed to make paying by credit card safe and secure but ultimately, this is about much more than just [...]

By | 2017-08-11T22:07:14+00:00 July 11th, 2017|PCI Compliance|1 Comment