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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 01.08.2016 | 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 01.07.2016 | 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 12.28.2015 | 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 12.07.2015 | 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 11.12.2015 | 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.

From Strip to Chip: Everything You Need to Know About the New Generation of Payment Cards

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

If you travel overseas regularly, you've probably already seen chip card technology in action. It's based on a global standard called EMV and is already at work in countries moving to cashless options for private and public goods and services.

Android Pay Is Coming to a Phone Near You: How Safe Is It?

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 09.21.2015 | Technology
NextAdvisor.com

One of the biggest concerns beyond security for users of technologies like Android Pay is whether relying on it completely to make all of your purchases is a wise idea.

Are Mobile Payment Apps Safe?

CompareCards | Posted 07.17.2016 | Money
CompareCards

What can you do to help ensure you have the best protection currently available? Experts suggest using a system or platform that requires two-factor authentication.

Is Now the Perfect Time for Mobile Payments?

Robert Harrow | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Robert Harrow

The 2015 Google I/O developer conference recently unveiled Android Pay -- Google's answer to Apple Pay. These rivaling mobile payment services are all part of a growing trend of so called "tap and pay" technologies.

Apple Pay: Making It Work For YOU

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 05.26.2016 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

There's been a great deal of talk about Apple Pay as well as other payment methods and how these systems are changing the way we pay for our purchases. I find the technology intriguing, and I'm all for ease and convenience. That said, I do have some concerns.

Three Ways to Improve Your Online Check-Out Experience

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

Don't take the easy route and put your needs first. The entire check out experience should be 100% customer focused. An easy user journey will result in a positive user experience.

You'll Soon Be Able To Send (And Receive) Money Via Facebook

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 03.17.2015 | Technology

Incoming message: $$$

Are People Using Apple Pay, Other Mobile Payments?

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 04.05.2015 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

New technology that lets us pay for things with our phones sounds pretty amazing, right? It's convenient. It's easy to use. It could revolutionize the way we pay for things, making cash and credit cards obsolete. So now that the technology is here, everyone should be clamoring to use it, right?

Technology 2015: 5 Things That Every Small Business Needs

Stephen Sheinbaum | Posted 03.14.2015 | Small Business
Stephen Sheinbaum

Cut through all the clutter and I believe that the lessons of 2014 mean that there are five technologies that all small businesses must embrace in the New Year.