The Three Essential Elements of Authentic PCI Compliance

March 27, 2017 • Published Categories Acquirer ProgramsTags , , ,
Authentic PCI compliance goes beyond simply checking the boxes of your SAQ

How many of your merchants are just checking the boxes? Checkbox compliance is nothing new in the payments industry. In fact, Google “checkbox compliance” and you quickly see that thousands of posts have been written about it. These posts describe the exercise of racing to … Read more

For Acquirers, the Visa QIR Deadline Has Come and Gone.

March 3, 2017 • Published Categories Acquirer ProgramsTags , , ,
Did you miss the Visa QIR deadline?

If you missed the QIR deadline, you need to act fast. At last month’s Northeast Acquirers Association (NEAA) Conference, I joined the Legislative Panel to speak on the subject of the Visa Qualified Integrators & Resellers (QIR) program. My talking points were timely, given the … Read more

Small-Business Cybersecurity: Acquirers Make a Difference!

July 7, 2016 • Published Categories Acquirer ProgramsTags , , , , ,

New Small-Business Cybersecurity Tools for Acquirers Today the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) announced a significant advancement in its efforts to foster small-business cybersecurity: A set of payment protection resources that acquirers can use to educate and empower the small merchants they serve to fight … Read more

Transaction Laundering: The Next Threat to the Payments Industry

June 10, 2015 • Published Categories Acquirer ProgramsTags , , , , , , , ,

Cross posted by D. E. Wilson, Jr., Venable LLP Transaction Laundering (TL), sometimes referred to as “undisclosed aggregation,” or “factoring,” is a growing threat to the payments industry. Money laundering by another name, it is the dark side of payment facilitation, an established, legitimate aggregation model … Read more

3 Reasons to Get Involved in Your Merchants’ mPOS Adoption

September 17, 2014 • Published Categories Acquirer ProgramsTags , , , , , , , , ,

ControlScan has just released a new report detailing its latest research findings on mobile technology adoption among small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). The report, Mobile at the Point of Sale: How SMBs are Adopting Mobile Devices to Accept Card-Present Payments, is based on input from … Read more