How does PIN on glass work? We explain the PIN entry process compared with PIN on consumer off-the-shelf (COTS) devices.
It's tempting to think that the more cards you accept in a business, the better. But is it worth it to offer the full umbrella of card brands (also called card networks or card schemes)? According to research on Discover cardholders, 17% decide not go ahead with [...]
International transfers or foreign-currency transfers with currency conversion involve high fees if made through the bank. PayPal and TransferWise are cheaper alternatives. What is the cheapest platform? Are they reliable and easy to use? Do they offer additional services? Let's compare the two services. Visit [...]
Most businesses take cards nowadays, but you still see the odd signage in windows: “Cash Only”. The reason for many is the belief it is too expensive to accept cards. With cash in hand, you don’t pay expensive card fees, so surely, is it not more profitable to stick [...]
To accept credit and debit cards in person, online and over the phone, businesses use a merchant account - but what is it exactly? A merchant account is where transaction money "rests" until it reaches your business bank account. It acts as the intermediary between all the different parts [...]
Verifone and Ingenico dominate the payments sector globally, but how are they adjusting to market changes? We look at the numbers.
Not all merchants are approved by Square, iZettle, SumUp or PayPal. What are the restricted businesses, and why is it harder to get approval for them?