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First American Supports Small Business Saturday®
Nov 10, 2017

At First American, we support those small to medium sized businesses which add vibrancy and positivity to their community.

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Study Shows Widespread Adoption of EMV Enabled Payment Technology
Sep 21, 2017

A recent study, conducted by Visa, demonstrates the rapid adoption of EMV payment technology in the United States.

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First American Payment Systems Earns National Award for Outstanding Customer Service
Aug 21, 2017

First American Payment Systems is honored with prestigious customer service award for fifth consecutive year by ATSI.

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EMV Expectations for 2017
Apr 6, 2017

Although EMV has been a challenge to integrate here in the U.S., experts feel that 2017 will be a year where EMV improvements and adoption continue to progress.

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Get Compliant with First American's EMV Semi-Integrated Solution
Mar 30, 2017

Our semi-integrated EMV solution is just what you need to get started down the EMV path.

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12 Statistics on Loyalty Programs for 2017
Mar 28, 2017

Loyalty programs are a great feature for both retailers and small businesses to build a loyal base of shoppers and customize the shopping experience.

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Phishing Fraud Attacks Spiked 65% in 2016
Mar 23, 2017

With phishing attacks at an all time high last year, it is important going forward for merchants and consumers to be on the lookout for phishing attempts and to be cautious when opening emails or attachments.

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The Benefits of a POS Solution for Restaurants
Mar 21, 2017

Here are some of the key qualities a new POS solution can provide for a restaurant. 

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New Deadline for Gas Stations to Become EMV Compliant
Mar 16, 2017

Have you heard that gas stations within the U.S. will have to make the shift to become EMV compliant?

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Protect Your Small Business from a Data Breach
Mar 2, 2017

What are the best practices a small business can follow to prevent a data breach?

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The Benefits of Recurring Billing
Feb 23, 2017

When it comes to simplifying payments, recurring billing is a valuable payment feature partners can integrate within their software solution.

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Why Restaurants Should Incorporate a Mobile App
Feb 10, 2017

Here are some helpful tips on why restaurant owners should incorporate a mobile app.

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Follow These 4 Easy Tips for a Seamless Online Checkout Experience
Feb 7, 2017

In order to have a seamless payment experience, you as a business owner need to follow these 4 tips to improve the online checkout process.

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Payment Solutions Salons Should Incorporate
Jan 31, 2017

When it comes to payment acceptance, salons need to make sure they have a variety of solutions in place that allows them to accept multiple payment options

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The Rising Cost of Fraud for Merchants
Jan 26, 2017

Fraudsters are evolving the ways they commit fraud and are making it more difficult to stop.

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Mobile Payment Trends for 2017
Jan 24, 2017

As we enter 2017, let’s take a further look at some of the top mobile payment trends expected to flourish throughout this year.

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Q&A: How Can My Small Business Increase Revenue?
Jan 19, 2017

Follow the below Q&A and gain new tips on the best ways to increase revenue for your small business: 

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The 3 Leading Payment Challenges Retailers Are Experiencing
Jan 17, 2017

It’s pretty clear that within the past year, retailers of all sizes have experienced a handful of payment challenges.

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5 Payment Trends Expected to Develop in 2017
Jan 10, 2017

As the New Year begins, let’s focus on the top 5 payment trends that are expected to develop in 2017 and lead the way.

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Be on the Lookout for Ransomware Attacks
Jan 5, 2017

Ransomware has been around for years and continues to be a major worldwide security issue for both businesses and consumers.

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Chargebacks and Friendly Fraud: Who’s To Blame?
Jan 3, 2017

Let’s face it – no merchant wants to be hit with a chargeback.

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Samsung Pay Adds Loyalty and Rewards Program
Dec 29, 2016

In November, Samsung Pay revealed that soon users would be able include loyalty, membership, and gift cards by using Samsung Rewards.

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Why Restaurants Should Upgrade Their Payment Solutions
Dec 13, 2016

With technology continuing to evolve and become more advanced, it is imperative for restaurants to upgrade their payment solutions and keep up with their competitors.

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Recap: The Main Payment Developments During 2016
Dec 8, 2016

As 2016 comes to an end, let’s recap the main payment developments that occurred during the past year. 

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The Main Issues Merchants Have Faced with EMV
Dec 6, 2016

Merchants, in particular, have voiced their strong disapproval for EMV and the burdens placed upon them to become compliant.

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Stay Safe from Cyber Crime During the Holidays
Dec 1, 2016

What can you as a consumer do to protect yourself during the holidays from instances of cybercrime?

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Millennials Love Buying Gift Cards Not for Others, but for Themselves
Nov 22, 2016

Gift cards have been around for decades and are a quick way to load money on a card for a consumer to use at a specific retailer.

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How Retailers Can Create a Memorable In-Store Experience
Nov 15, 2016

How can you differentiate your retail store while creating a memorable in-store experience?

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Mobile Payments Glossary
Nov 10, 2016

Mobile payments have grown in popularity the past year and have brought on a new set of payment terminologies that may be unfamiliar to most.

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The Small Business Owners Guide to Having a Successful Small Business Saturday
Nov 8, 2016

Let’s take a further look at some of the main ways small business owners can guarantee a successful Small Business Saturday. 

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15 Statistics on the Importance of Loyalty Programs for Retailers
Nov 1, 2016

Here are 15 notable statistics on the importance of loyalty programs for retailers

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How Small Businesses Can Establish Payment Security
Oct 27, 2016

As a small business owner, it is important to have enhanced payment security features to protect your business as well as your customers.

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The Main Ways Identity Thieves Are Committing Crime
Oct 25, 2016

Identity thieves are looking for new ways to commit crime now that EMV technology has increased security features for card-present transactions.

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Analytic Solutions All Merchants Should Use
Oct 20, 2016

Are you a merchant looking to measure what promotional offers are working best within your business?

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Here's How to Attract Generation Z Consumers to Your Retail Store
Oct 18, 2016

Retailers have had difficulty marketing and getting the attention of one specific group of consumers – Generation Z.

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PCI Council Releases Updated Version 5.0 for Added Payment Security
Oct 11, 2016

The PCI Security Standards Council recently released several updated regulations for the new Version 5.0 of the PIN Transaction Security (PTS) Point-of-Interaction (POI) Modular Security Requirements.

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First American and ShearShare Partner to Bring Mobile Payments Solutions to the Beauty & Barbering Industry
Oct 6, 2016

First American Payment Systems, a leader in the payment processing industry, has partnered with ShearShare.

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Pressure at the Pump for Gas Stations to Become EMV Compliant
Oct 4, 2016

Last fall, EMV® technology was introduced in the U.S. in efforts to combat fraudulent card-present transactions and to shift the U.S. marketplace toward a more secure payment model.

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The One-Year Anniversary of EMV in the U.S.
Sep 30, 2016

Now that EMV has hit its one-year milestone, experts are taking a look at how EMV adoption has performed and what shortfalls have occurred during the last twelve months. 

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Should You Upgrade Your Restaurant's POS Solution?
Sep 28, 2016

Are you a restaurant owner looking to improve the speed of your transactions and have the ability to streamline daily tasks? Perhaps it’s time to upgrade your POS system. In fact, the average life expectancy for a POS system is only five to seven years.

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What Is Chip Card Technology and How Is It Transforming Payments?
Sep 28, 2016

Have you noticed the little gold chip on the front of your debit/credit cards?

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Android Pay Is Expanding to the Web, Chase, and Uber
Sep 27, 2016

Android Pay will soon be available on mobile web, Chase, and Uber.

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The Risks of Millennials and Mobile Payments
Sep 15, 2016

Millennials have become the largest living generation with over 80 million Americans and are already impacting the future of payments.

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Smartphones Overtake Computers with Most E-Commerce Traffic
Sep 8, 2016

Move over computers – smartphones are now the leader in attracting e-commerce traffic.

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First American Payment Systems and Storage Commander Partner to Bring Payment Solutions to Self Storage Businesses
Sep 8, 2016

First American Payment Systems, a leader in the payment processing industry, has partnered with Storage Commander, a software developer focused on self-storage businesses, to deliver additional payment solutions within the Storage Commander software.

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How Can Merchants Prevent Mobile Payment Fraud?
Sep 6, 2016

Like all forms of payment, mobile transactions have the possibility of being fraudulent.

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The Latest Payment Stats Regarding Technology & the Retail Industry
Sep 1, 2016

To show how far technology has evolved, here are 4 statistics regarding the retail industry

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How Quick Chip Can Help Expedite EMV Transactions
Aug 30, 2016

You may have heard of the new buzz phrase going around regarding EMV migration called Quick Chip or M/Chip. 

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Why Should Merchants Provide Various Payment Options?
Aug 25, 2016

Let’s take a further look at the main reasons why merchant should provide various payment options

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First American Payment Systems Supports Dallas Law Enforcement and Families with Donation to The Line of Duty Fund
Aug 18, 2016

 First American Payment Systems, a supporter of the law enforcement community, has donated $6,515 to The Line of Duty Fund of The Dallas Foundation in response to the July 7th police shootings. 

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Mobile Payments Continue to Grow in Demand with Consumers
Aug 16, 2016

With payments becoming digital, many consumers now are looking to use mobile payments to replace standard cards. 

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First American Payment Systems Wins the ATSI Call Center Award of Distinction For the Fourth Year in a Row
Aug 11, 2016

First American Payment Systems has won the Association of TeleServices International’s (ATSI) coveted Call Center Award of Distinction for the fourth year in a row. 

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How Small Businesses Can Increase Their Profits
Aug 9, 2016

Here are 5 ways you as a small business owner can increase profits

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Why Do Younger Consumers Oppose EMV Technology?
Aug 4, 2016

According to recent data, younger consumers are having a harder time adjusting to EMV technology than older consumers, primarily due to a generational split.

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Apple Pay is Expanding to Websites
Aug 2, 2016

Apple recently announced that Apple Pay would soon be available to use on both mobile and Mac desktops.

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The Importance of Modern Payment Technology in Restaurants
Jul 28, 2016

Restaurants have begun to take a new approach within their business strategy and incorporate new forms of payment technology.

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Q&A: How to Have a Successful Loyalty Program
Jul 21, 2016

The following Q&A provides techniques merchants use for a successful loyalty program

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6 Issues Small Businesses May Not Know Regarding Payment Security
Jul 19, 2016

Here are six issues small businesses may not be familiar with in regards to payment security

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Why Retailers and Banks Should Use Pokemon Go for Increased Traffic
Jul 14, 2016

You may have heard, or noticed, the latest smartphone game that has caught the attention of virtually everyone the past few weeks – Pokemon Go.

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EMV Adoption Grows with Merchants and Decreases Fraud
Jul 12, 2016

It’s been almost a year since the EMV liability shift went into effect in the U.S., causing major changes within the payments industry.

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2 Key Ways ISOs and Independent Sales Agents Can Have Long-Term Success
Jul 7, 2016

For ISOs and Independent Sales Agents, the payments industry has evolved drastically within the last few years. 

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Mobile POS Solutions vs. Fixed POS Solutions
Jun 30, 2016

Let’s take a look at what mPOS options are available and compare them with fixed POS solutions.

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Why Should Merchants Provide Various Payment Options?
Jun 28, 2016

Let’s take a further look at the main reasons why merchant should provide various payment options.

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4 Ways Small Business Owners Can Retain Customers
Jun 23, 2016

Here are a few tips every small business owner should try in order to maximize customer retention. 

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How to Combat EMV Chargebacks
Jun 21, 2016

Now that the EMV liability shift has passed, many merchants who still have not adopted EMV technology have complained about experiencing an increase of chargebacks for their business.

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PCI Security Standards Council Releases Payment Application Data Security Standard Version 3.2
Jun 14, 2016

The new PA-DSS supports the newly updated primary security standard, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), version 3.2. 

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The Rise of Data Breaches in Small Businesses
Jun 8, 2016

Within the past several years, several large data breaches occurred affecting millions of consumer’s personal information.

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The Main Payment Developments in 2016
Jun 6, 2016

Here is a recap of the top payment developments that have occurred in 2016.

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How Small Business Owners Can Enhance Their Customer Service
Jun 2, 2016

Let’s take a further look at the most valuable ways a small business owner can improve their customer service.

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10 Noteworthy Statistics on the Future of Mobile Payments
May 31, 2016

Here are 10 notable statistics on the future of mobile payments.

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How to Train Employees on a POS System
May 27, 2016

Below are some valuable tips on how to train employees on a modernized POS system. 

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Where Does EMV Stand Now?
May 23, 2016

EMV technology has transformed the payments industry by making it more difficult for fraudsters to commit crime. 

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The Top 3 Ways to Enhance the Online Checkout Process
May 20, 2016

Here are the top 3 ways small businesses can improve the online checkout process.

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Credit Card Processing Glossary
May 18, 2016

Understanding the latest terminologies within the payments industry can be confusing.

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5 Ways Retailers Can Gain Customer Loyalty
May 16, 2016

Here are 5 ways retailers can gain customer loyalty for their business

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The Main Ways Restaurants Can Digitize the Dining Experience
May 13, 2016

Here are the main methods restaurants can use to digitize the dining experience.

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Mobile Payment Security Trends for the Future
May 9, 2016

With 2016 now almost halfway through, several new trends in regards to mobile payments have begun to surface.

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How to Avoid the New Threat of Ransomware
May 6, 2016

In order for businesses and consumers to protect themselves from becoming victim of ransomware, it is crucial to follow the below recommendations.

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How Data & Analytics Can Benefit Merchants
May 2, 2016

Take a look at some of the specific benefits data and analytics can extend to merchants.

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4 Ways to Prevent Mobile Payment Fraud
Apr 29, 2016

Here are 3 ways to help prevent mobile payment fraud from happening.

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7 Payment Terms Independent Sales Agents Need to Know When Partnering with a Merchant
Apr 27, 2016

Here are 7 key payment phrases and terms Independent Sales Agents need to know when acquiring a partnership with a merchant.

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The Top 8 Steps Merchants Should Follow for a Successful Loyalty Program
Apr 22, 2016

Let’s take a further look at the top 8 steps merchants should follow to have a successful loyalty program.

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Q&A: What Is Samsung Pay?
Apr 18, 2016

Here is an informative Q&A on the key points of Samsung Pay and how it differentiates from other mobile wallets.

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Why Are Merchants Not Wanting Customers to Dip Their EMV Cards?
Apr 11, 2016
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Why Retailers Should Embrace Mobile Technology
Apr 8, 2016

With recent advancements in the digital world, retailers have had to change their business strategy in order to stay up-to-date with the latest forms of technology. 

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How Tokenization Will Secure Mobile Transactions
Apr 4, 2016

Tokenization is one form of security for mobile transactions that has numerous benefits. 

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Prevent Online Data Breaches with These Helpful Steps
Mar 30, 2016

In order to prevent future breaches from happening, here are a few steps both merchants and developers can implement to stop breaches from occurring online.

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The Main Payment Options Small Businesses Should Incorporate
Mar 25, 2016

Below is a list of the main payment options small businesses should incorporate.

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PCI DSS 3.2 to Be Released in April 2016
Mar 23, 2016

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council will be releasing the updated PCI DSS 3.2 version this April - six months earlier than anticipated.

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How Small Businesses Can Prevent Phishing Scams
Mar 21, 2016

Here are some tips on how small businesses can identify and protect themselves from phishing emails.

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The Main Complaints of EMV Technology
Mar 16, 2016

Why are so many EMV-capable terminals that are already installed at merchants not currently enabled to accept chip cards? 

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The Importance of Having a Seamless Checkout Experience
Mar 11, 2016

In order to have a seamless checkout process, here are some valuable tips small businesses should follow to have an improved checkout experience. 

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3 Types of Online Fraud Expected to Occur in 2016
Mar 9, 2016

It is important to note the different types of fraud that are most common with businesses, as this will create awareness on how to mitigate fraud from all different angles.

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What’s Next for EMV?
Mar 2, 2016

Now that EMV is in full effect, what is expected for the future?

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14 Notable Statistics About Online Shopping Habits
Feb 29, 2016

Take a look at the spending habits of the present-day shopper and interesting facts about the success of online shopping according to CMO.com.

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4 Ways Small Businesses Can Increase Sales with an Updated Payment Solution
Feb 26, 2016

Here are 4 ways small businesses can increase their sales by using an updated payment solution.

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3 Important PCI Updates Merchants Need to Know
Feb 22, 2016

It is imperative for business owners and merchants to understand these three changes to the PCI 3.1mandate.

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The EMV Guideline for Small Businesses
Feb 12, 2016

By following the below guidelines, small businesses can begin learning about EMV and what steps they need to take to deploy EMV for their business.

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What’s Next for Apple Pay in 2016
Feb 10, 2016

Let’s take a further look at what’s next for Apple Pay this year.

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4 Strategies to Boost Your Small Business Sales
Feb 8, 2016

Here are 4 strategies small businesses can incorporate to improve their business plan and keep their customers satisfied.

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3 Important Reasons Why Merchants Should Offer Multiple Payment Options
Feb 3, 2016

To help increase a positive customer experience, here are 3 important reasons why merchants should offer multiple payment options.

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4 Ways Merchants Can Prevent Chargebacks
Feb 1, 2016

To help protect your business, here is a list of the top 4 ways merchants can reduce their chances of credit card chargebacks.

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How Recurring Billing Can Help Your Small Business
Jan 29, 2016

Here are 4 benefits on how recurring billing can benefit your small business. 

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Growing Payment Trends in 2016 for ISOs
Jan 27, 2016

Here are three growing trends in 2016 that ISOs need to know and educate merchants on.

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Why All Food Truck Owners Should Go Mobile
Jan 22, 2016

In order for food truck owners to be successful, the best option is to go mobile with a mobile POS device connected to a smartphone or tablet to process transactions.

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Q&A On Mobile Wallets: The Differences and Similarities of Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay
Jan 20, 2016

Here is an informative Q&A that discusses the differences and similarities between Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay.

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How Loyalty Programs Can Add Value To Retail Stores
Jan 15, 2016

Why should a retail store use a loyalty program?

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2016 Strategies for ISOs and Independent Sales Agents
Jan 13, 2016

Here are some helpful guidelines ISOs and Independent Sales Agents can follow to ensure a successful 2016.

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2015 Highlights and Lessons of Cybersecurity
Jan 11, 2016

As 2016 begins, there are several key factors both merchants and banks can learn from when looking back at the events of 2015. 

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First American Payment Systems Acquires ISO Portfolio from Chase Commerce Solutions
Jan 7, 2016

First American Payment Systems, a leader in payment processing, has purchased the entire portfolio of Independent Sales Organization (ISO) accounts and associated contracts from Chase Commerce Solutions.

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EMV Has Begun: What’s Next?
Jan 6, 2016

Here is some helpful information now that EMV has begun.

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Payment Industry Trends for 2016
Jan 4, 2016

As 2016 transpires, here are some of the top trends predicted to make an impact for the New Year.

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Why 2016 Will Be the Year of Mobile Wallets
Dec 18, 2015

As mobile wallets continue to gain popularity, here are 3 reasons why 2016 will be the year for mobile commerce. 

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How Merchants Can Provide a Seamless EMV Interaction During the Holidays
Dec 16, 2015

With these issues and apprehensions still prominent amongst consumers, what can merchants do to deliver a seamless EMV interaction this holiday season?

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Security Awareness for the Holidays
Dec 14, 2015

To help spread security awareness this holiday season, here are some helpful tips that consumers should consider when shopping online this December.

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5 Holiday Trends All Small Businesses Need to Follow
Dec 11, 2015

In order for small businesses to stand out from the crowd of competition during the holidays, here are several tips they must follow.

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3 Payment Terms Merchants Need to Know About NFC
Dec 7, 2015

In order to better comprehend NFC technology, here are three payment terms merchants need to become familiar with.

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Engaging Qualities That Small Businesses Should Look for in a Retail Employee
Nov 24, 2015

Here are a few of the most important qualities retail employees should possess to facilitate engagement with customers. 

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How to Train Employees on EMV
Nov 20, 2015

Here are 3 fundamental tips managers should make sure to train their employees on in regards to EMV.

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How Your Small Business Can Succeed on Small Business Saturday
Nov 18, 2015

Here are some helpful tips small businesses can rely on to ensure a seamless experience 

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How Restaurants Can Use Cutting Edge Technology To Grow
Nov 13, 2015

Restaurants can succeed with staying up-to-date with technology by using the below methods for their business. 

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Top 10 Reasons ISOs & Agents Should Partner with First American
Nov 9, 2015

Talk with us today about how we can help grow your business.

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Rely on First American for Data Breach Protection
Nov 6, 2015

Over the last few years, there have been a number of large data breaches.

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5 Valuable Tips to Train Employees on POS Systems
Oct 30, 2015

Here are five important features to consider as you train your employees on your modernized POS system.

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How to Prevent E-Commerce Fraud from Occurring
Oct 28, 2015

Here are some fraud preventative actions e-commerce merchants can utilize to protect themselves as well as their customers.

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6 Ways Consumers Can Utilize NFC
Oct 26, 2015

Here is a list of the top 6 ways NFC can be used by consumers.

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5 Valuable Ways Small Businesses Can Boost Customer Service
Oct 23, 2015

Below are the 5 best ways you as a small business owner can enhance your company’s customer service and assist your customers.

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4 Payment Processing Options Small Businesses Should Consider
Oct 19, 2015

Here are the top 4 payment options that small businesses should consider.

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How to Protect Your E-Commerce Site from Data Breaches
Oct 9, 2015

Here are several steps both programmers and businesses can do to help prevent data breaches from occurring online.

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Q&A on Visa Checkout: The Latest Online Payment That Is Growing
Oct 7, 2015

Here is an informative Q&A to help explain what Visa Checkout is.

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Become EMV Compliant Today with First American’s Payment Solutions
Oct 2, 2015

First American is here to help your business become more secure with our EMV terminal solutions.

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EMV Is Here: Why Are Retailers Still Not Ready To Accept EMV?
Sep 30, 2015

Most merchants within the U.S. are still not prepared for the liability shift, despite knowing the consequences for not being EMV compliant.

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Why Does the U.S. Need EMV Technology?
Sep 25, 2015

October 1st is just days away and will mark a new era of payment transactions as EMV technology goes into effect.

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Contactless Payments Continue to Rise in Popularity
Sep 23, 2015

With the growth of mobile wallets, many shoppers are now using contactless payments to purchase items in brick and mortar stores. 

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Key Benefits Tokenization Offers for Mobile Transactions
Sep 21, 2015

Tokenization is a form of security for mobile transactions and has several key benefits.

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The 3 Key Resources for EMV Awareness
Sep 18, 2015

As the deadline for the EMV liability shift quickly approaches, many people are still out of the loop on the changes that will be taking place this October.

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The Top Ways Merchants Can Use Analytics to Benefit Their Business
Sep 14, 2015

Merchants are always looking for new and innovative ways to remain relevant and to increase revenue. 

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Samsung Announces Official Release Date of Samsung Pay
Sep 11, 2015

Samsung has announced that its mobile payment service, Samsung Pay, will be released in the U.S. on September 28th.

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4 Essential Tips to Create an Improved Checkout Experience
Sep 9, 2015

Here are some beneficial ways on how to create a seamless checkout process.

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How to Create a Learning Environment to Profit Your Business
Sep 4, 2015

Here are some beneficial ways you as a business owner can succeed by creating a learning environment for your staff.

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First American Payment Systems Partners with Womply to Offer Merchants 1stPayInsights
Sep 2, 2015

Merchants Get 360 Degree View of their Business with Powerful 1stPayInsights Platform.

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Bill Lodes Joins First American Payment Systems Leadership Team
Sep 1, 2015

First American Payment Systems is proud to announce the appointment of Bill Lodes to the leadership team as SVP, Business Development and Strategy, effective today.

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American Express OptBlue: An Affordable Option for Small Businesses
Aug 31, 2015

There is a new program from American Express called OptBlue that presents new pricing.

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Small Businesses Are Still Not Prepared for EMV
Aug 28, 2015

With the EMV liability shift coming soon, many small businesses are still unprepared for the shift.

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First American Payment Systems Releases Payment Integration Tools for Partners and Developers
Aug 26, 2015

Accepting payments and signing up merchants made easy with full set of developer tools.

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The Small Business Owner’s Check List for EMV
Aug 24, 2015

Many small business owners are still unprepared for the EMV liability shift that will occur on October 1st.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of an Effective Loyalty Program
Aug 20, 2015

To make sure your business has a successful loyalty program, follow these helpful “do’s and don’ts”.

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How to Understand Your Merchant Account Statement
Aug 18, 2015

Learn the terms associated with your credit card statement.

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Q&A on EMV: Your Important Questions Answered about EMV
Aug 14, 2015

October 1 marks an important milestone for both merchants and consumers nationwide.

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Why Restaurants Should Upgrade Their POS System
Aug 12, 2015

Point-of-Sale (POS) systems are a key component in the success of how a restaurant survives.

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Google Reveals "Purchases on Google" – Using Mobile Ads to Shop
Aug 10, 2015

Google recently announced the development of “Purchases on Google” – the new “buy button” feature that allows shoppers to buy products straight from mobile search ads.

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American Express Introduces American Express Checkout - a New Way to Pay
Aug 7, 2015

American Express is entering the digital payments world with Amex Express Checkout, a new service that allows members to quickly make online purchases via their American Express accounts.

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Steps to Take to Protect Your Small Business from POS Malware
Aug 3, 2015

One of the worst nightmares a small business owner could face is dealing with point-of-sale (POS) malware.

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Mobile Wallet Comparisons That Merchants Need to Know
Jul 31, 2015

To help you as a merchant get a better idea of what each platform has to offer, below are some main points to help explain how each one works.

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Q&A on NFC: What Merchants need to know about Near-Field Communication
Jul 20, 2015

Below are some questions and answers about NFC and data on why it is an important aspect for your business going forward.

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The Perks of Accepting Android Pay
Jul 17, 2015

Google has announced a new mobile payment system coming out soon for all Android users: Android Pay.

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Why Restaurants Should Utilize Mobile POS Systems
Jul 13, 2015

With advancements in recent technology, restaurants have been evolving in the ways they operate their business. 

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How to Improve the Customer Experience by Offering Multiple Payment Options
Jul 10, 2015

Here are 3 important reasons merchants should offer multiple payment options to improve the customer experience.

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First American Payment Systems Wins the ATSI Call Center Award of Distinction For the Third Year in a Row
Jul 9, 2015

For the third year in a row, First American Payment Systems has won the Association of TeleServices International’s (ATSI) coveted Call Center Award of Distinction.

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Alternative Payments: The Future of Transactions
Jul 6, 2015

Below are several reasons why merchants should consider accepting these new alternative payment options and how they benefit their business in the long haul.

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Why Your Small Business Should Prepare for EMV
Jul 1, 2015

Starting in October 2015, many merchants will be utilizing EMV technology, a new payment method that will keep credit cards more secure.

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5 ways to improve your small business
Jun 26, 2015

Here are five actions you can take to boost your business strategy and keep consumers satisfied.

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Boost customer satisfaction with updated payment processing equipment
Jun 24, 2015

Here is why small businesses should invest in payment processing systems to increase customer satisfaction. 

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5 Ways to Protect Your E-Commerce Site
Jun 22, 2015

Here are five methods to help protect your E-Commerce site. 

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3 ways ISOs need to evolve with merchants
Jun 19, 2015

Here are three ways ISOs are going to need to keep up with changes as the retail industry continues to evolve.

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What EMV Means for E-Commerce Sites
Jun 17, 2015

Now the question is how will EMV affect e-commerce shopping security?

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Why First American Provides Data Breach Protection
Jun 16, 2015

Last year was a turning point for Americans when it came to data breaches.

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3 webpage design tips for boosting e-commerce sales
Jun 11, 2015

Here are three tips for building an effective e-commerce website.

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3 Ways an Updated Payment Solution Increases Sales
Jun 9, 2015

Here are 3 ways an updated payment solution increases sales.

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The Value of Loyalty Programs in Retail Stores
May 27, 2015

Here are four ways your retail store can benefit from a customer loyalty program.

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What Customers Want from Small Retailers
May 20, 2015

Keeping customers satisfied is an integral element to boosting a business's bottom line. 

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5 Tips for Running a Food Truck Business
May 18, 2015

Food trucks are becoming increasingly popular among consumers. 

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3 Ways Merchants Can Use Data Collected from Point of Sale Technology
May 8, 2015

Here are three ways you can use data from updated POS systems to boost your business. 

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Upgrade Point-of-Sale for Better Business Strategy
May 4, 2015

As the October deadline for adopting EMV compliance creeps closer, small business owners might fear an uphill battle ahead.

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Point-Of-Sale Analytics Can Boost Spring Sales
Apr 28, 2015

Following a winter of online-shopping, store retailers might feel some cause for concern. 

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EMV Transition Leads to Widespread NFC Payment Adoption
Apr 21, 2015

In just a short six months, many merchants will choose to upgrade their point-of-sale systems to accommodate for the transition to EMV chip cards. 

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Is 2015 the Year When Digital Payments Take Over?
Apr 17, 2015

For merchants considering a new payment processing system, the future seems to be filled with digital technology.

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What does EMV mean for Consumers?
Apr 15, 2015

By this point in time, it's likely that business owners are at least aware of the upcoming EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) liability shift-taking place in October.

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mPOS Systems Provide Businesses with New Payment Opportunities
Apr 13, 2015

The cloud is taking over almost all forms of technology, and point-of-sale systems are no exception.

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Use POS Systems for Efficient Restaurant Employee Training
Apr 10, 2015

When running a restaurant it's likely that you or an assigned employee will spend a lot of time training new employees.

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Why Mobile is a Launching Pad for the Future of POS Systems
Apr 8, 2015

Mobile point-of-sale systems are gaining significant ground in merchant locations for a number of reasons. 

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2 Tips to Help Business Owners Leverage NFC Technology
Apr 6, 2015

When looking for a new payment processing solution, there are a variety of options that it can be difficult to understand which option will work best.

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3 Tips for Training Employees to Leverage POS Systems
Apr 2, 2015

Here are three tips that business owners should keep in mind when leveraging POS systems.

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3 Ways to Spread the Word About EMV implementation
Mar 26, 2015

Most small-business owners and consumers are not prepared for the EMV implementation set to take place this October.

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Empower Your Merchants with Payment Processing Knowledge
Mar 9, 2015

The proliferation of technology is changing the way local merchants operate.

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Alternative Payments Are Growing in Popularity
Mar 6, 2015

Technology has had both a dramatic and positive impact on the payments industry and on point-of-sale systems in particular.

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First American Payment Systems Partners with Nobly POS to Provide Integrated Payment Processing Solutions
Mar 2, 2015

First American Payment Systems, a leader in the payment processing industry, has partnered with Nobly POS to provide an easy to use, integrated payment processing solution on the Nobly point-of-sale platform.

 

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As the Cost of Data Breaches Grows, so Does the Importance of Upgrading Payment Processors
Feb 18, 2015

Small to midsized businesses must improve payment technology.

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8 Key Terms ISO and Agents Need to Know When Approaching Merchants
Feb 13, 2015

Here are eight key terms and phrases ISOs need to know when partnering with a merchant.

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E-Commerce 101: What to do When Setting up an Online Store
Feb 4, 2015

There's little arguing with the economic impact e-commerce has had on domestic commercial activity in the past decade.

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What's Missing from Retail Loyalty Programs?
Feb 2, 2015

Merchant success is largely predicated on customer loyalty.

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Consumers Drive Mobile POS in Restaurant Industry
Jan 27, 2015

More restaurants are beginning to upgrade POS systems because of its perceived business benefits, which include.

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3 Reasons Why NFC Makes Merchant Life Easier
Jan 21, 2015

The recent release of Apple Pay and Google Wallet have popularized Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology in the payment processing industry. 

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Payment Industry Trends in 2015
Jan 14, 2015

Here are a few of our top predictions for 2015 in the payments industry.

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Improve Customer Experience with NFC Technology
Jan 12, 2015

The recent release of Apple Pay has injected a shot of life into Near-Field Communications (NFC).

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How Tokenization Can Help Merchants Breathe Easier
Jan 5, 2015

Since data security is a primary focus in the payment processing industry, new technology and industry guidelines have been developed to better safeguard against potential breaches.

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3 Organizations Who Can Help Spread EMV Acceptance for Merchants

Several key organizations can help boost EMV awareness for merchants and aid in a successful EMV integration. 

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The New Ways Identity Thieves Are Stealing Personal Information

Take a look at these recent ways identity thieves are using and helpful tips on how to protect oneself from being a target.

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