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Plastiq Enables More Than 1M North American Customers to Pay Any Bill with a Credit Card for a Flat 2.5% Fee

Plastiq Enables More Than 1M North American Customers to Pay Any Bill with a Credit Card for a Flat 2.5% Fee

In a Nutshell: In 2012, soon-to-be Harvard graduate Eliot Buchanan was facing the rapid approach of life after college. He needed a business idea that was both useful to users and practical enough to stand the test of time. The answer came to him when he tried to use his credit card to make his final tuition payment, which Harvard rejected citing the high fees charged by card issuers. That's when Plastiq was born. Plastiq — which currently has more than 1 million members in the US... read more »

Kareo’s Medical Billing Solution Earns Our Editor’s Choice™ Award for Its Streamlined Credit Card Processing Abilities and Security

Kareo’s Medical Billing Solution Earns Our Editor’s Choice™ Award for Its Streamlined Credit Card Processing Abilities and Security

In a Nutshell: As many as 27 million US adults are carrying out-of-pocket medical expenses on their credit cards. That number continues to grow as credit cards become the go-to funding option for medical bills. Patients expect physicians and caregivers to accept credit cards on multiple platforms that provide easy and secure access. More than 45,000 US healthcare providers use Kareo, a cloud-based medical billing platform that accepts credit cards in person, over the internet, on... read more »

The Electronic Transactions Association Helps Merchants and Consumers Protect Sensitive Financial Data with Electronic Payments Advocacy and Education – A Conversation with CEO Jason Oxman

The Electronic Transactions Association Helps Merchants and Consumers Protect Sensitive Financial Data with Electronic Payments Advocacy and Education – A Conversation with CEO Jason Oxman

The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) influences, monitors, and shapes the payments industry through its leadership in education, advocacy, and the exchange of information. The organization’s member companies include many of the top payment processors in the US, including PayPal, Verifone, Visa, and Samsung Pay. Recently, CardRates.com sat down with ETA's CEO, Jason Oxman, who told us a little more about the organization and trends he’s seeing within the payments space. ... read more »

Cashnet® Helps Higher Education Institutions Save Money with Integrated Campus-Wide PCI-Compliant Payment Solutions

Cashnet® Helps Higher Education Institutions Save Money with Integrated Campus-Wide PCI-Compliant Payment Solutions

In a Nutshell: Higher learning institutions process trillions of dollars in payments each year for tuition, fees, campus activities, and other goods and services. The handling of payments in different currencies and funding options, like scholarships, federal loans, and prepaid college savings plans, can be a juggling act for university accounting departments. Blackboard’s Cashnet payment solutions have integrated market-leading campus-wide payment portals for more than 25 years and... read more »

ACI Worldwide’s UP Real-Time Payments Solution is Our Editor’s Choice™ for Linking the Globe’s Financial Framework

ACI Worldwide’s UP Real-Time Payments Solution is Our Editor’s Choice™ for Linking the Globe’s Financial Framework

In a Nutshell: Currencies used to pay for goods and services have evolved over the years. Modern Society's contribution to financial history books is a cashless society that depends on plastic cards and cellphone signals to make payments. Complex software systems make that possible by managing the security that keeps credit and debit systems safe, fast, and reliable. ACI Worldwide has maintained a majority of those global systems for more than 40 years. ACI's real-time electronic... read more »

Millennials Help Turn Venmo’s Social-Network Influenced, Shared Payment System From an Idea to a Verb

Millennials Help Turn Venmo’s Social-Network Influenced, Shared Payment System From an Idea to a Verb

In a Nutshell: By combining social media and payments, Venmo has become a popular form of splitting bills among friends in recent years. This is particularly the case among millennials, who have helped make the five-letter word a part of the lexicon. The mostly free service (there's a 3% charge for credit card payments) provides a feed of your friends’ activity so you can keep up with how they are spending their time and money. With Venmo currently working to make bank account... read more »

How The PCI Security Standards Council® Lays the Groundwork for Safer Digital Payments

How The PCI Security Standards Council® Lays the Groundwork for Safer Digital Payments

In a Nutshell: When five of the world's largest credit card vendors combined their security programs into one in 2004, it created the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Not long after, it became clear that an organization was needed to manage constantly evolving PCI standards, and the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council was born in 2006. Since its inception more than a decade ago, the Council has focused on reducing business owners' risk of cyber... read more »

Epicor® Brings Business Software and Payment Processing Solutions Together with a 98% Approval Rate

Epicor® Brings Business Software and Payment Processing Solutions Together with a 98% Approval Rate

In a Nutshell: Credit card processing is an essential piece for many businesses and their software needs go beyond simply accepting payments. Epicor provides specialized business software solutions and high-security payment processing services as a one-stop shop for leaders in a range of different industries. Covering specific sectors within retail, manufacturing, and distribution, Epicor’s software is designed to help business owners manage tasks of day-to-day operations. The... read more »

Commerce with a Conscience — Dharma Merchant Services’ Commitment to Fair Pricing & Philanthropy Appeals to SMBs

Commerce with a Conscience — Dharma Merchant Services’ Commitment to Fair Pricing & Philanthropy Appeals to SMBs

In a Nutshell: As the move toward a cashless society accelerates, businesses are evolving to accept an array of payment methods. While the field is competitive, one payments processor is prioritizing the planet over profits. Dharma Merchant Services looks to not only streamline payments for businesses with its Interchange-plus pricing model and hassle-free onboarding, but also to share revenue with important causes through philanthropic efforts. What that means is a clearer... read more »

130 Currencies & 45+ Localized Payment Methods — Save Time, Money, and Maximize Conversions with Avangate Payments

130 Currencies & 45+ Localized Payment Methods — Save Time, Money, and Maximize Conversions with Avangate Payments

In a Nutshell: Merchants in countries around the world have experienced an average 40% increase in sales thanks to Avangate's single, global payment solution. Avangate's platform accepts 130 currencies in 35 different languages, provides each merchant with a state-of-the-art analytics dashboard, and helps increase credit card authorization rates. Avangate prides itself on taking a holistic approach to accepting payments, ensuring that no customer gets left behind, no matter where in... read more »