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U.S. EMV Roll-Out Doesn’t Mean Merchants Have to Rush

With EMV (the secure chip-and-PIN card technology already standard in Europe) getting rolled out in the U.S., the major card networks are forming their road maps for EMV implementation. That includes deadlines for merchants to update their equipment to accept the new...

Babysitters Tap Into Credit Card Payments With Square

Targeting these types of cash-only merchants is the benefit that Square brings to the payments market, one analyst says. “This is exactly where Square is positioned, and they’ve made no bones about the fact that this is where they want to be,” says Todd Ablowitz,...

Is Your Phone the Wallet of the Future?

But the bigger question to all of this is why. Why would retailers or banks, for whom credit or debit card purchases are working well, want to introduce this? “You’ve got people doing more things with their mobile phones and you’ve got payment...