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How Cognitive Technology is Changing Payments and Payment Security

Posted on May 18, 2018
Technology has forever changed payments and how we conduct transactions, both as businesses and as consumers. It's advancements in technology that are moving a world from paper currency to digital transactions. And, it's devices, like smartphones, that are convincing more people to change how they buy things.  Yet, as we know, online and mobile payments are not convincing for everyone. And, that's because of the continual news about fraud and data hacking. With payment security still a concern, we return to technologists to help us out. Cognitive technology is one potential strategy that is now being further developed that could be the game changer for payments and payment security. Here's why.
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Topics: Payment Technology, Payment Trends

Are Social Payments for You?

Posted on May 10, 2018
Paying through Facebook Messenger began over four years ago. It signaled a new way to make payments that have since spread to other social media platforms like Snapchat. Now, you can even make a payment through Skype. Due to the use of mobile devices and the instantaneous expectations of today's consumers, it's no wonder that social payments have exploded.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends

How Quick is Quick Chip?

Posted on May 02, 2018
There’s a reason why the EMV credit card standard has been adopted globally. These chip-enabled cards are far more secure than their mag-stripe counterparts.  Whereas magnetic stripes are relatively easy to clone and forge, EMV cards are not. This makes in-store retail fraud more difficult. For a transaction to process successfully, the security chip must be physically present at the point of sale. 
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Topics: EMV, Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Payment Trends

Should You Use Messaging Chatbots for Service, Transactions and Support?

Posted on Apr 30, 2018
Chatbots are one of the latest technologies companies are adding to their list of tools. This technology helps to automate workflow and interaction with customers. It may seem challenging to replace part of the human component of the customer experience; however, chatbots seem to be working for many brands. And, the biggest benefit is using chatbots as a solution for customers who want immediate responses.  Here's what they are, how they can be used, and why you should consider this technology for your business.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Payment Technology, Payment Trends

What is PIN on Glass Technology?

Posted on Apr 24, 2018
As a brick-and-mortar retailer, it doesn’t take much to begin accepting credit cards. All you need is a merchant account and terminal — and you’re good to go.  Despite how easy it is to get started, an estimated 55 percent of small businesses throughout the U.S. don’t take plastic. They simply can’t justify the upfront cost of installing expensive credit card readers at every checkout counter.  For them, accepting cash is both easier and cheaper. 
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Topics: EMV, Mobile Payments, Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Payment Trends

What Does the Rise of AI Mean for Banking, Investing, and Economic Development?

Posted on Apr 06, 2018
According to Hollywood, bad things happen when society hands over decision-making power to machines. From the Terminator to the Matrix to I, Robot, the big screen is filled with dystopian tales about artificial intelligence (AI) wiping out the human race.  In truth, we’re already surrounded by AI. To wit:  Satellites can position themselves without human intervention. Traffic lights rely on sophisticated, real-time algorithms to keep us safe. Self-driving cars can navigate crowded roads with fewer accidents. 
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Topics: Financial Institutions, Payment Technology, Payment Trends

Why Banks, Governments and Other Middlemen Fear the Blockchain

Posted on Apr 04, 2018
If you’re like most people, you’ve probably never heard of a blockchain. Yet, this relatively new technology could radically change how we interact and do business. First, a little context.  Trust is an essential component of modern life. When conducting business with unknown parties, for example, you need a way to ensure that money paid results in goods received. 
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Topics: Financial Institutions, Payment Technology, Payment Trends

6 Ways Using Apps with Your POS System Streamlines Your Business

Posted on Mar 13, 2018
When it comes to payment integration, e-commerce merchants have it pretty good. There are tons of plugins they can use to enhance their online shopping carts, including:  CRM modules Accounting apps ERP add-ons  Brick-and-mortar retail merchants also have these opportunities. As cashiers increasingly switch to tablets, mobile devices and other touchscreen interfaces, demand for innovative and cost-effective payment integration has gone up.
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Topics: Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends, ISV/VAR

Next-Gen Payment Technology Arrives in 2018

Posted on Feb 27, 2018
Maybe you already think the latest payment technology being put to work in your business is pretty cool. There are digital wallets, tap and pay, contactless pay, and mobile payments, just to name a few.  Now, some very innovative minds had to go and introduce what could be the next-gen payment technology for 2018 and beyond. Here are some of the things to look forward to in payment technology this year.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Payment Technology, Payment Trends

The Pros and Cons of a Universal Currency

Posted on Feb 23, 2018
There are approximately $75+ trillion in circulation worldwide, but only $5 trillion of this is paper-based. The rest is tied up in assets such as savings accounts, long-term deposits and stocks. These are usually represented digitally, meaning all of this wealth is really stored as 1s and 0s.  Why have different currencies if money is mostly electronic? Wouldn’t it be simpler to adopt a universal currency that could be used for all people for all transactions around the globe? 
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Topics: Payment Technology, Payment Trends

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