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Simple Tips to Prevent Credit Card Fraud

Credit cards are found in most Americans' wallets. Multiple studies say around seven out of ten Americans have at least one credit card. If you're someone who uses a lot of credit or debit cards, you know how important it is to keep your information...

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The 2016 Holiday E-Commerce Shopping Season

The holiday season is a notably hot time for sales, and this year was no different. Compared to 2015, there were significantly high sales during the holiday shopping rush, particularly for e-commerce. Customer Growth Partners originally forecasted a 4.1% sales gain, but then upped their prediction...

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All About EVM Technology, Part 1

Chances are, you may have recently received a new credit card from your bank. It most likely looks a little bit different than what you're used to and has a little gold or silver chip on the front. These chip cards, known as EVM, are...

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Credit Card Solutions for Small Businesses

For small businesses, accepting debit and credit cards is incredibly important for the financial success and growth. Many studies suggest that around seven of every 10 Americans have at least one credit card in their wallet at any given time. So when cash is not...

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Payment Service Provider vs Payment Gateway

Each month, more than 500,000 new businesses open their doors, whether it's online or in actual brick and mortar reality. And almost every single one of them needs the same thing: a payment service provider or a payment gateway. Unfortunately, the payment processing industry can be...

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