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Visa force post mandate effective: Unauthorized force posts no longer accepted

As a reminder, Visa requires controls to be in place to prevent unauthorized transactions (sales and refunds) from entering its network. Transactions that bypass the normal authorization process expected by

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How do payment data breaches impact your business?

Data breaches take a big toll on business – in both time and money. A report from IBM and the Ponemon Institute states that in 2020, the average cost of

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How to avoid being the target of credit card fraud

Running a business means you probably have a never-ending to-do list, and it’s easy to let payment data security fall to the bottom of it. Businesses that keep data security

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Five ways to avoid fraudulent card authorization testing

Over the past year, we have seen a steady rise in fraudulent Card Authorization Testing. This activity – also known more simply as auth testing – occurs when fraudsters steal

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Boost revenue with egift cards

In today’s tough business environment, it’s vital to your bottom line that you offer customers a whole variety of purchasing and payment options. And with more consumers opting to go

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The current state of the business insurance marketplace

Due to claims volume and overall industry performance, the insurance market for hospitality businesses was challenging prior to the onset of COVID-19, with further deterioration of the market since the

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Mobile wallets set to dominate payments

There are few moments like now where American consumers are collectively open to the idea of new payment methods – especially contactless ones such as mobile wallets. This is good

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A New Faster Funding Option: True Daily Funding

Get Paid within Hours of a Batch You can now access your funds within hours of a batch, seven days a week, holidays included, with True Daily Funding. Originally slated

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Adapting to a new payments landscape

This year brought new challenges for small businesses and their customers alike. The pandemic has put a laser-like focus on safeguarding the cardholder payment experience and providing new ways of

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Meet your customers online and curbside

If you are considering pivoting your business model to meet your customers where they are now – online, we are waiving our monthly software fees and setup costs on Converge

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Finding Savings in the Details

A penny saved is a penny earned, and right now, who isn’t counting their pennies? As a small or medium business owner, you know how quickly you can enhance your

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Comply and Protect to Secure Payments

This article was originally published in Elavon’s Payment Smart newsletter. The Washington Hospitality Association’s payments processing system is backed by U.S. Bank/Elavon. Click here to learn more about the program.