Entries by mstoddart

Andy Frankel Joins Leadership Team

First American is proud to announce the acquisition of Apex Merchant Group, a First American ISO since 2008. Apex has had much success over the last 7 years, and we look forward to working with Apex to build on that success and enhance the overall growth of First American. With the acquisition, we are also […]

Verizon Giving Customers Free Data To Try Android Pay

by Intrepid Payment Processing   Verizon upped the ante in its’ bid to compete in the mobile wallet space by announcing that it’s giving away 2 GB of free data just for trying Android Pay.   Digital Trends reports, “Between now and the middle of June, try out Android Pay for the first time and […]

Coming Soon: Cardless ATMs

by Intrepid Payment Processing And so it begins. Bank of America announced on Wednesday that it will begin beta testing cardless ATM transactions later this year. This is a substantial industry development because it will allow users to conduct ATM transactions without the need for swiping a card at the machine. While NFC technology has […]

More Chips, More Security: The Impact of EMV and NFC on the Credit Card Processing Industry

by Intrepid Payment Processing The credit card processing industry is currently in a state of flux. Every year, payment technologies are expanding at dizzying rates and both consumers and merchants are being confronted with arrays of card options, payment methods and security protocols that they have never seen before. EMV, or embedded chip cards, and […]

Cyber Monday: Here’s The Deal With Those Deals

by Intrepid Payment Processing Like Black Friday, Cyber Monday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. The best part about Cyber Monday is that there is no need to leave home. We can shop from the comfort of our own homes and still receive huge discounts from online retailers.Retailers will still make […]

Thanksgiving Day: To Close or Not To Close, That Is The Question

by Intrepid Payment Processing The scenario reads as the follows: simply put, what are some of the issues of retailers who wish to either close or open on Thanksgiving Day? How do customers feel about this? Is there really a profit to be made by staying open, especially with Black Friday and a weekend following […]