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Status Report: How is the U.S. Adapting to EMV? Summer 2017 Update

Posted on Aug 29, 2017
EMV, also known as chip-enabled credit and debit cards, are continuing to gain momentum in 2017 among card users and merchants. Despite the responsibility placed on merchants to adopt EMV-compliant solutions since October 2015, not every merchant has complied. Visa has continued to push the date back for complete compliance to give businesses more of a chance to make the changeover. This includes three more years for gas stations to change over their card terminals, giving them until 2020.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, EMV

How to Make Retail Payments Easier for Customers

Posted on Aug 15, 2017
Customers still like visiting stores and retail locations to engage in a little retail therapy or to take care of purchases they prefer to make in-person. 
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, EMV, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends, Awareness

Keeping Up With EMV

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
The EMV liability shift recently celebrated a one-year anniversary in the United States. In October 2015, new liability rules went into effect. Whenever credit card fraud occurs at a physical POS terminal, the blame is placed on whichever side of the transaction isn’t EMV-compliant. 
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Topics: EMV, Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

Payment Processing Trends for 2017

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
There was a time when a cash register was all you needed to open shop. If you also accepted checks, you could attract even more customers. And over time, credit cards became the preferred payment standard for many shoppers.
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Topics: EMV, Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips

Why Are Some EMV Cards Chip and Pin, and Some Chip and Signature?

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
In 2015, the United States officially joins the rest of the world in making EMVs the default payment standard for in-store credit card purchases. These more secure chip-enabled cards are quickly phasing out older swipe-and-sign plastic — and they come in two different varieties:
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Topics: EMV

What Happens To Merchants Who Missed The EMV Liability Shift?

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
Although EMV technology is more than 20 years old, the U.S. has only recently joined the rest of the world in adopting chip-enabled credit cards as its official payment standard. New rules that went into effect in October 2015 now shift fraud liability onto those who aren’t EMV-ready. 
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Topics: EMV

What Does EMV Do For International Spending?

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
International shopping is nothing new. Thanks to e-commerce, you can buy whatever you need with a simple credit card — even when the vendor is on the other side of the world.  
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Topics: EMV

Tokenization — How Is This Technology Being Ramped Up For EMV?

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
EMVs have proven incredibly effective at preventing in-store credit card fraud within brick-and-mortar retail environments: 
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Topics: EMV, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

Tips for Selling Small Merchants on EMV

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
On October 1, 2015, chip-enabled EMVs (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) became the "unofficial" standard for all in-store credit card transactions within the U.S. These new liability rules will change how the credit card industry handles fraud.  
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Topics: EMV, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

Less than a Month Until EMV Liability Shifts — Are You Ready?

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
By the end of 2015, the United States will join the rest of the world in adopting EMV credit cards as the standard for in-store retail purchases.  Short for Europay, MasterCard, and Visa, each EMV comes with a security chip that must be present to initiate a transaction.  To complete a purchase, customers must either:
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Topics: EMV, Small Business Tips

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