Understanding Payments

Debunking 6 Myths About Accepting Chip Credit Cards

By Chris Reid on May 24, 2019

If you’re new to accepting payments, or if your business operates in a region where swiping cards is still in fashion, then you may have heard some myths or misconceptions about accepting and using EMV enabled cards for payments.

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Terminal Update Gives US Merchants Lower Debit Processing Rates

By Jeff Merkel on Apr 26, 2019

Helcim’s partner bank Elavon has issued a software update so that when terminals detect a debit card, the terminal will auto-select the debit network.

Understanding Payments

What is the Difference Between NFC and EMV?

By Miranda Russell on Dec 13, 2018

Cards that use EMV technology have a small computer chip implanted on the card that communicates with the terminals to ensure you are not a fraudster. If a card is equipped with NFC, or Near Field Communication technology, then they are able to pay for a purchase by simply holding their card close to the terminal, essentially facilitating contactless payments.

Understanding Payments

How Visa Debit Works in the US vs. Canada

By Zachary Nickerson on Jun 14, 2018

Visa Debit includes the added benefits of credit cards, including purchase protection and the accessibility of online payments, while still allowing consumers to pay for purchases directly from their bank account.

Understanding Payments

Accepting Visa Debit Online

By Nicolas Beique on Aug 31, 2016

Using a merchant account, you can accept Visa Debit cards online, and in-person.

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