Archive for February, 2011

Credit Cards That Reward Good Behavior

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Improved consumer confidence and aggrexive marketing have led to an increase in credit card borrowing for the first time in two years according to new statitistics from the Federal Reserve. What should you look for when you recieve one of the new credit card applications that seem to come every day?

According to Mary Anne Campbell writing in index creditcards.com: ” There are actually a few credit cards that encourage and reward good behavior, and those are the credit card applications I recommend you focus on when sifting through all those offers arriving in the mail.” Mary notes  a few cards that she believes are good value.

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Merchant Account Responsibilities

Friday, February 25th, 2011

It is always good to review your duties as a merchant accepting credit cards. We came across an article outlining the top 4 items that merchants should be aware of.  Data Security, Guarding against Fraud, Chargebacks and Misuse of Credit Card Processing were the  items emphasized.

The article from credit card processing.net says: “A credit card processing merchant account comes with a great responsibility. There are rules you will need to follow, not to mention that you must always exercise the highest level of care when it comes to all credit card transactions that your business performs. If you do not understand and adhere to set policies you could find yourself with a huge headache to sort out and worst case scenario you could also have your merchant account terminated.”

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Using Your Smart Phone To Donate AT Church

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

It is a fact, people are carrying less cash. Churches have noticed this and have made some changes in how donations are being received at the local house of worship. Marcia Frellick writing for Fox Business.com: ” Choices have expanded to include swiping a debit or credit card on PIN-protected, ATM-like kiosks in a church lobby, giving electronically by logging in to a church website and even pressing mobile phone buttons to make an offering.”

Many churches accept only debit card transactions, trying to discourage the build up of debt for their congregation, but many people, especially the young are more comfortable making electronic transfers and there is the added benefits of receiving your receipt automatically.

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What new credit card privacy rules mean for you

Friday, February 18th, 2011

California is in the news once again for bringing in a controversial new law. This one pertains to privacy and credit card usage.  The State Supreme Court recently ruled that retailers were no longer legally  able to ask for zip codes when purchasers were buying items with their credit cards.

The blog Prism Money writes: “The case, Pineda vs. Williams-Sonoma, was sparked when the plaintiff gave her zip code during checkout and soon found herself on marketing lists. What often happens is that retailers store this information for marketing purposes. “Consumers are blessedly unaware,” says Curtis Arnold, founder of a credit card site . “Even I, as an expert, didn’t know what was going on behind the scenes for a long time.”

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Attorney Credit Card Services

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

These days you can operate your law firm from almost anywhere. Attorneys and lawyers that practice from a traditional office environment may also have an online presence. In fact, there are some lawyers that do business exclusively online, offering legal support, advice and other products and services. Or you might work out of your home, share office space with other attorneys, or meet with your clients at their locations.

We understand how diverse attorneys and lawyers need to be in today’s competitive business environment, and that’s why we offer a wide selection of attorney credit card services. We can provide you with ‘card present’ (swiped) credit card processing, as well as wireless, smart phone, and internet solutions. Whether your firm needs multiple attorney credit card services or just one, we’ll find the best & most cost-effective solution for you.

One of our more popular credit card processing services for lawyers and attorneys is an online payment gateway.  The gateway’s primary function is to connect you to a shopping cart so you can accept credit cards online. It also has a ‘virtual’ feature, so you can process face to face client transactions well. Additionally, most smart phones can connect to the gateway, thus enabling mobile payments.

And if you’re already accepting credit cards from your clients there is a good chance we can save you up to 20% on your current fees, by lowering your rates and customizing a rate plan based on the types of debit and credit cards you accept.

To take advantage of our wide selection of attorney credit card services simply call us today at 888-383-8056 or apply online.