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A Merchant's Breakdown of Credit Card Processing Fees

John Rampton | Posted 12.19.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Credit cards are here to stay; the modern customer craves the convenience of paying with credit cards - even for B2B payments. There are many benefits...

Top 5 Payment Processing Challenges for Small Businesses

John Rampton | Posted 12.15.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Making money is supposed to be enjoyable, but actually collecting that money isn't always easy. In fact, the payment processing landscape can be confu...

The Impressive Impact of Village Banking in Paraguay

FOMIN | Posted 12.06.2016 | Impact

By Lorena Rios and Alejandro Hernández Lorena works in the area of Inclusive Cities for the Multilateral Investment Fund. She has degrees in comme...

7 Effective Ways Business Owners Can Get Paid Online

John Rampton | Posted 10.13.2016 | Business
John Rampton

It's no secret that we live in an interconnected world where sending and receiving payments can occur with just a click of a button. For business owners, that's welcome news since this makes it more convenient for you to get paid online, as well as increasing your cash flow since payments happen in real-time.

5 Ways to Pay Employees with a Mobile Digital Wallet

John Rampton | Posted 10.12.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Thankfully, there are more than enough ways for me to receive and send funds digitally and remotely. Not only are these ways more convenient, they're also faster, cheaper, and better for the environment as opposed to writing out checks every week.

Mobile Payments and Your Start-up

John Rampton | Posted 10.05.2016 | Business
John Rampton

If you're the new start-up on the block, you want to take advantage of the latest and greatest technology available. Mobile payments have paved the wa...

A Mindful Thought Leader: YapStone CEO Tom Villante gets Personal about his Brand

Stacey Cohen | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Stacey Cohen

In 1999, CEO and co-founder Tom Villante started YapStone with an ambitious goal: Converting pesky paper bills into online payments. Shortly after, YapStone debuted RentPayment -- the first payment solution for the apartment rental industry -- and changed the way payments are processed.

The Evolution of the Bank Account

Nikolai Kuznetsov | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
Nikolai Kuznetsov

Recent innovations in software, encryption, and networking technology have changed the way people work, how they communicate, and the expectations they have about how services are delivered. One area of technology-driven change which is about to break out of niche markets and into the mainstream is digital payments.

4 Easy Ways to Accept Payments Online

Michael Carpenter | Posted 08.19.2016 | Business
Michael Carpenter

As a freelancer turned business owner, it seems like I'm always invoicing someone or paying an invoice. At first, when my business wasn't much more than an idea, I used Square to accept online payments. It worked perfectly for the first 6 months or so.

Why More U.S. Retailers Have Yet to Upgrade for EMV

John Rampton | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
John Rampton

According to CardHub, 42 percent of retailers have yet to upgrade their terminals.

Mobile Money: Fly Me To The Cloud And Let Me Pay My Auto Loan

April Rudin | Posted 05.13.2016 | Technology
April Rudin

Minor confession: At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, where I ran a panel on the promise of digital payment systems, I found my thoughts drifting ...

Is Your New Credit Card Holding Up the Checkout Line?

Robin Raskin | Posted 05.09.2016 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Usually newer tech means faster tech but that's not the case with EMV. Chip based cards are actually slower than mag based cards because there's a lot more data being transferred back and forth compared to the swipe. Your card, the POS system and your card issuer are having a high tech chat that includes encryption and randomizing your data. More secure, yes. More time consuming? That too.

The biggest mistake clients make when dealing with outsourced vendors

Renate Cunneen | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Renate Cunneen

You probably think I am going to say the biggest mistake clients make with their vendors are; not building the best contract with the strongest servic...

5 Tips for More Effective Invoicing

John Rampton | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business
John Rampton

We all like getting paid. As entrepreneurs or freelancers (or both), you need that cash flow. Without it, your business doesn't thrive and your family...

The Future of Smartphones Is Less About the Phone, More About the Ecosystem

Jonathan Rettinger | Posted 04.05.2016 | Technology
Jonathan Rettinger

Has smartphone innovation finally peaked? That's the question a lot of industry watchers and consumers are starting to ask. For the past couple of ye...

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Mobile Payments

John Rampton | Posted 03.11.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Why haven't consumers fully welcomed mobile payments yet? If consumers are like me, it's most likely because they have several concerns surrounding mobile payments.

How to Fix Cash Flow Issues as a Small Business Owner

John Rampton | Posted 03.09.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Cash flow issues can be stressful as a small business owner. Sometimes you can send invoices to your heart's content but that doesn't always mean that...

How Mobile Payments Will Take Over All Payments

John Rampton | Posted 03.07.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Mobile payments are bound to become the next big thing. They'll not only become the prefered way to shop, mobile payments will also impact everyone fr...

#FredinChina: Apple Pay Among the 4 Kings of China

Fred Raillard | Posted 03.08.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

This week, the HotBrand is Apple Pay, Apple's mobile payment system which arrived in China. This was a big topic as mobile payment is at the center of the whole digital 'big players' battle in China.

#FredinChina: The Mobile Payment War

Fred Raillard | Posted 02.25.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

The HotTopic of the week is the Chinese New Year, going from the year of the Goat to the year of the Monkey. It's a huge celebration in China. It is the biggest migration of all species on the planet at that particular time of the year.

13 Tips to Ensuring Getting Paid

John Rampton | Posted 01.08.2017 | Business
John Rampton

Unfortunately, it's a very common occurrence for freelancers to get screwed over by a client. And, that's never good for business. To prevent that from happening, here the steps that you should take if you want to ensure payment from a client, as well what to if a client doesn't pay.

EMV Credit Card Chips: No Silver Bullet, but a Significant Step Forward in Fraud Reduction

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery | Posted 01.05.2017 | Technology
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery

By Steven Myers Associate Professor of Computer Science and Informatics Indiana University With the New Year beginning, we have just come through...

Industry Leaders Predict What the Future Has In Store

Grace Nasri | Posted 12.28.2016 | Technology
Grace Nasri

Executives from industries across ecommerce, payments, security, hospitality and more share their predictions for the future of their markets.

What's holding mobile payments back this holiday season?

Megan Anderle | Posted 12.04.2016 | Technology
Megan Anderle

Why aren't smart phone users paying at stores with their phones? The short answer to this complex question is user loyalty incentives that integrate with a centralized mobile payment hubs and education on the security standards of mobile payment systems.

The Forefront of Financial Innovation Belongs to Tech

Yee Lee | Posted 11.12.2016 | Business
Yee Lee

Financial innovation isn't just being driven by traditional financial service providers; it's also coming from tech companies who have built loyal consumer followings and are now offering financial services in novel ways.