Entries by mstoddart

We’re Past The Deadline; Is Everyone Ready?

by Intrepid Payment Processing EMV is a new global standard for credit and debit card transactions at the point of sale. In the United States, the liability shift went into effect October 1, 2015, however, the migration to EMV use has been slower than expected and many retailers have not made the switch. What’s the […]

Compliance Weak After EMV Liability-Shift Deadline

by Intrepid Payment Processing October 1, 21015 was a momentous date for the American merchant payments processing industry. We are now in the Europay, MasterCard, Visa (EMV) chip card era, which means greater security and compliance. EMV is not only a technological shift; it is also a major shift in terms of liability and responsibility […]

Magnify Your Margins With Gift Cards

by Intrepid Payment Processing The gift card industry is huge. According to a recent study, you’re probably going to both give and receive a gift card this holiday season. We give them for all the obvious reasons: they’re super convenient, easy to mail, easy to budget and perhaps most importantly, everyone loves getting gift cards. […]

Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay; Which Is Best For NFC Transactions?

by Intrepid Payment Processing Have you entered the new world of mobile financial transactions yet? Your options for transferring money at the speed of light have never been better. Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay are all mobile point-of-sale financial systems, but which is best for NFC transactions? How Does Near Field Communication (NFC) […]

Will Magnetic Stripe Cards Ever Go Away?

by Intrepid Payment Processing One of the most important mile stones in the history of payment systems in the United States arrived without much fanfare. On the first day of October 2015, the Europay, MasterCard, and Visa (EMV) standard became legally significant through what is known as the liability shift. As banks, merchants, consumers, and […]