Top 5 Myths of EMV

October 2015 is starting to loom large over the U.S. payments industry. That’s when the much discussed liability shift kicks into gear for most merchants. Continue reading

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The NFC Chicken and Egg Fallacy

For several years now, we’ve been having the same conversation about Near Field Communication (NFC). Every year the predictions shift another year back, and the blame for a lack of traction shifts. Continue reading


Boosting Per-Merchant Revenue with mPOS

Today’s small but powerful mobile point of sale (POS) solutions are a win-win for both resellers and retailers alike. For retailers, the low cost of tablet and smartphone hardware offers a compelling alternative to traditional small merchant POS systems. Continue reading


Frictionless Commerce – Making EMV a Natural Choice

In commerce circles, EMV shares about as much media time as NFC and other forms of contactless payments. But curiously, the man-on-the-street neither really knows, or cares, that pretty soon his credit card will be a good bit heavier (and a bit more secure) thanks to the addition of a chip that lets it communicate with a payment terminal.

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VeriFone Forging Ahead in France

France is one of Europe’s largest and most mature card payment markets. It generates more than 10 billion transactions annually through 1.2 million points of interaction and 130,000 e-commerce sites. It’s also a highly competitive market and one which favours ‘home-grown’ suppliers. Continue reading


Retail Security – Address The Threat

The recent security breaches at major retail centers have elevated the need for more awareness around cardholder data security, to heights not seen in a decade. The irony of course, is that while we are now far more aware of these threats thanks in no small part to the viral nature of the Internet, it is also the Internet that allows criminals to more easily ply their craft and reap the rewards of their nefarious activities. Continue reading