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BluePay Blog

A Breakdown of CCPA, GDPR, HIPAA and Other Privacy Acts

Posted on Dec 19, 2019
As a business owner, you’re likely already aware of the PCI compliance rules governing payment data security. However, payment information isn’t the only thing worth protecting from fraud and abuse. In fact, there exists a host of data protection laws around the globe designed to safeguard sensitive personally identifiable information (PII). These privacy acts are becoming increasingly important given the speed and ease with which we send, receive, and store data in the digital world.
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Topics: E-Commerce and Online Payments, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips, Consumer Education

5 Best Practices for Identity Verification

Posted on Aug 20, 2018
Reaching a larger target audience online and creating lifelong customers is a game changer for small business owners like freelancers, startup founders, and even established brick-and-mortar retailers. Online payment technology has led to fast and convenient checkouts so customers enjoy a great experience with you. However, there's just one problem -- and it's a big one: online identity fraud.
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Topics: Partner Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

GDPR - What is It and How Does It Affect Me?

Posted on Mar 09, 2018
Set to go into effect in May, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new set of guidelines designed to safeguard how personal consumer information is captured, shared and stored by organizations throughout Europe. More specifically, the GDPR exists to: “(H)armonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy.”
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Topics: EMV, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

Why Should My Website Offer Apple Pay for the Web?

Posted on Sep 22, 2017
Last year, Apple introduced Apple Pay for the Web as a way to compete with online payment services like PayPal. This additional payment option is something you should consider for your small business website -- and it's not just because hundreds of thousands of major brands and recognizable retail websites are already supporting this new online payment method.
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Topics: Partner Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends

Interchange Optimization: How to Identify Areas of Improvement

Posted on Jun 06, 2017
You may not be familiar with the term, interchange optimization, but you will want to understand what it means and how this can impact your business and your bottom line.
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Topics: B2B, Partner Posts, Guest Blog Posts, Payment Technology

What Is Biometrics, And How Will It Be Used To Reduce Fraud?

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
Biometrics is a special type of technology that uses metrics (i.e. measurements) that are directly linked to human biology (i.e. physical characteristics). Because no two people have the exact same genetic makeup, it's possible to use biometrics for identity confirmation or surveillance.
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

Tax Reporting Regulations for Merchant Accounts

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
It's March, and that means tax season. If you have a merchant account so your business can accept credit and debit card payments, you should have received a 1099-K form from your payment processor by the end of February. What do you do with this form and what are your tax obligations for money you receive from the processor? Here’s a quick rundown.
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Prevent IRS Backup Withholding on Merchant Accounts

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
What is IRS Backup Withholding?
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My Business Is In The U.S. : Can I Accept Payment Internationally?

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
International commerce is almost as old as civilization itself. For millennia, businesses have had to deal with exchange rates and delivery when selling goods and services across borders. For years, letters of credit were one of the most effective ways to send and receive payments abroad.
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Topics: Payment Technology

Mobile Payments and the Self-Service Kiosk: Opportunities and Threats

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
Mobile payments are on the rise as American consumers increasingly rely on their smart phones to shop:
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Topics: Mobile Payments

Welcome to the BluePay Blog!

Whether you're a small business, an enterprise corporation, a financial institution, or a software partner, we have created a series of blog posts to help you and your customers, learn more about the complex nature of payments. Take a look to learn how payments can help to simplify your business operation, and may even help to grow your revenue.

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