283 million Visa-branded EMV chip cards issued

Even though we continue to hear about issues and concerns from business owners surrounding EMV in the media, this is not slowing down EMV adoption by business owners. Approximately 23,000 merchant locations are becoming “chip-ready” every week (Stewart, 2016).  As of … Continue reading

EMV’s Impact on Tipping at Restaurants

In our previous blog about EMV, we discussed the basics of how EMV technology and security will work; however, since our previous blog was published new information has been provided about how EMV will work specifically in relation to tipping … Continue reading

Samsung Pay

Samsung announced they were coming out with Samsung Pay on March 1st 2015 (Samsung, 2015), just two months before Google announced they were coming out with Android Pay in May 2015. This announcement came quickly after Samsung’s acquisition of LoopPay … Continue reading

How Successful is EMV at Reducing Fraud?

Currently, EMV (Europay, Mastercard, and Visa) chip cards are the “hot topic” in the payments industry.  There is a plethora of information about EMV on the internet which can be overwhelming.  Through this blog we hope to answer business owner’s … Continue reading

What to Know About EMV Technology

EMV (Europay/MasterCard/Visa) Migration Status On August 9, 2011, Visa announced plans to accelerate the migration to contact chip and contactless EMV chip technology in the U.S. They believed the adoption of dual-interface chip technology would provide stronger authentication and transaction … Continue reading

Apple Pay

The new Apple Pay system was introduced on September 9th of this year.  This technology allows customers to pay with their iPhone 6 and Apple Watch (scheduled for release in early 2015) through NFC (Near Field Communication) technology within the … Continue reading