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The Unicorn under the Radar: YapStone Processes $15 Billion in Electronic Payment Volume

Danielle Sabrina | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
Danielle Sabrina

While investors are starting to talk about a tech bubble burst, it seems that fintech is gaining momentum as more dollars flow into the industry. U.S....

The Future of Payment Transactions and the Unprepared

Daniel Burrus | Posted 06.23.2016 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Organizations have finally realized that the key to success in this digital world is to evolve continuously in order to remain competitive and relevan...

5 Tips to Help with Late-Paying Customers

Sabrina Parsons | Posted 06.23.2016 | Business
Sabrina Parsons

When it comes to customers and late payments, it can be like walking on a tightrope; it may be a delicate situation to conquer, and one wrong step might make the issue worse. After all, they are still your customers. However, lacking that source of valuable cash can create a major cash flow problem, which can have spiral effects to every part of your business.

Starbucks Cards Hold So Much Money The Company Could Be A Mid-Sized Bank

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 06.16.2016 | Technology

Starbucks is holding on to more than a billion dollars of customer money that hasn't been spent on drinks or desserts or overpriced coffee paraphernal...

How Social Actions Will Transform The Global Economy

Re-Give | Posted 06.07.2016 | Technology

UNDISCOVERED How Social Actions Will Transform The Global Economy Social Actions engender beneficial outcomes for society and the environment, from ...

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.

Dealing with Impossible Clients: What to Do When a Client Tries to Nibble to Get More for Less

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Gini Graham Scott

What should you do if you think you have wrapped up a deal with a client for a certain amount, but then the client asks for a series of extras - usually over a period of time rather than all at once?

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.

Harnessing the Power of Blockchain

Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr. | Posted 05.02.2016 | Technology
Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr.

Since becoming a worldwide phenomenon in 2008, Bitcoin and digital currency have remained at the forefront of ever-evolving changes in the payments in...

How to Teach Your Children About Starting a Business

John Rampton | Posted 03.25.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Just the other day, my adorable kid neighbors across the street put out a lemonade stand. I thought it was cute, but another part of me wondered how I could improve upon the lemonade stand idea when it came to my own kids.

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...

Your Ultimate Payment Gateway Comparison Guide

Allen Burt | Posted 02.26.2016 | Business
Allen Burt

Did you know that 50 percent of online shoppers would cancel their purchase if their preferred method of payment wasn't available?

Why Venmo, And Every App Like It, Is So Annoying To Use

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 02.18.2016 | Business

It shouldn’t be so difficult to pay people over the Internet. In a world where you can order any conceivable product, video-chat people in other hem...

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.

Young & Entrepreneurial: How This Harvard Student Built a $18M Fintech Startup to Solve His Own Payments Problem

David Ongchoco | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

A lot of people say that in order to start a company, you must be knowledgeable in the space that you're trying to enter. While this is true for most entrepreneurs, sometimes, what is more important is the problem you're trying to solve.

Wanted: Marketing Human Swiss-Army Knives

Chris Curtin | Posted 12.10.2015 | Technology
Chris Curtin

At a recent holiday gathering, a friend asked if we were hiring on the marketing team at Visa. When I responded that we were indeed hiring (check out...

Navigating the High Seas of Digital Payment Adoption

Rene Lacerte | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Rene Lacerte

Everybody is busy and would love more time to focus on the issues at hand. In fact, getting back spent time is more valuable in my book then what my "hourly" rate is. Opportunity cost is the main reason. So when evaluating a specific technology, make sure to value your team's marginal time appropriately.

5 Payment Platforms Every Fempreneur Should Consider in 2016

Nancy Laws | Posted 11.18.2015 | Technology
Nancy Laws

According to INC, it's time for Paypal to move over. Paypal has been the go-to platform for online payment, it is easy to use, widely available, and o...

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.

These Industries Take a Long Time to Get Paid

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Cash is the lifeblood of any business, and even if a company experiences strong sales, it can run out of cash and go out of business if customers aren't paying fast enough or if cash outlays are outpacing inflows.

Everything You Need to Know About Switching to Chip Cards | Posted 09.18.2015 | Business

If you have a debit or credit card, you've likely noticed that you've recently received a new version of the card that includes a chip. As such, you're probably wondering what this chip is and why your cards need it.

Why Are Businesses Not Upgrading to EMV?

Robert Harrow | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business
Robert Harrow

Unfortunately for many business owners, many of them will only be reading and hearing about the importance of EMV in the coming months, as the story gains national coverage - with 20 days to go before the liability shift occurs, many will be left wishing they were better informed, at a much earlier time.

Credit Card Fraud: Why EMV Matters in the U.S.

Robert Harrow | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Robert Harrow

We are currently in the middle of a massive technological shift - one that might be going unnoticed by most consumers. The debit and credit cards most individuals carry around in their wallets are being upgraded to a higher global standard known as EMV.