Credit Card Theft: Protection and New Regulation

By |Blog, Credit Card Processing, Payments|

Credit card theft is on the rise. An estimated 60 million credit cards were stolen during a 12-month period from U.S. card owners, as reported by a threat intelligence firm Gemini Advisory. And 45.8 million of those credit cards were for sale on the dark web. Who's tracking down the sellers of the stolen information?  How does a bad guy pay for a stolen credit card?  How does an online [...]


NFC & Apple Pay, Why Contactless Payments are on the rise? Contactless Payments: Explained and Advocated

By |Blog, Credit Card Processing|

What is NFC ?  NFC stands for Near Field Communication. NFC enables contactless payments. A contactless payment is when a card or a smart phone containing Apple Pay, or a similar software, Google Pay or Samsung Pay, hovers over the NFC enabled terminal.  NFC or contactless payments can be displayed as accepted on a terminal, many times by single or multiple green lights.  The terminal can take the card information without having [...]


To Own an EMV Chip Terminal or Not?

By |Credit Card Processing, Payments|

Is your credit card terminal capable of reading an EMV chipped card? If not, you’re at risk. Compared to the boring magnetic strip we grew up with, the chip’s advancement brings safety into a whole new arena when it comes to chipped cards.   The chip in the new debit and credit cards, called EMV, was first issued in the United States in 2015. EMV was created to prevent in-person or fact-to-face credit card transaction fraud. [...]


A Year in Review

By |B2B, Blog, Payments|

With 2018 officially to a close, it seemed appropriate to reflect and review how the past year was for our business. CEO, Jeremy Ochsner said it was “a year of learning.” This year we really excelled at Reverse My Fees, Business to Business payments, specific Point of Sale systems, our website and our interns.     Reverse My Fees  Through the Reverse My Fees program, we reduce up to 95 percent of your credit [...]


Is Integration Smart for my Business?: A Series

By |Blog, Credit Card Processing, Integrated Payments|

Part 2- Medical Offices  In a continuation of the integration series, we continue with medical offices.   To give context, we define medical offices as any of the following individuals: doctors, surgeons, dentists, oral surgeons, physical therapists, or chiropractors.  Is the integration of credit card payments into software powering medical offices good for medical offices?  Software powering a medical office has made patient management and care improve.  In the restaurant industry, [...]


Is Integration Good for My Business?: A Series

By |Credit Card Processing, Payments|

Part one of a three-part series about whether an integration of payments is a smart business option for your industry.  Integration of payments into a point of sale, ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), contact management system, or EMR (Electronic Medical Records) has been a hot topic for many years.  The word integration has been used by sales people and companies as a buzzword meaning better. But is integration better for your [...]


Here’s How to Bring Your Business to Success In the New Year:

By |Blog, Credit Card Processing, Small Business Owner Tips|

Welcome to 2019. It’s a new year. It’s a time to purge the old and welcome the new. This is the year to make your business the absolute best it can be. This year’s resolution? Giving your business, and yourself, all the tools necessary to have the best year yet.   But how does one go about making these changes?  In a previous blog post, we discussed ways to revamp your business for the [...]

Who is Jeremy Ochsner?

CEO, Stillwater Payments | Helping clients reduce processing fees and avoid rate increases and egregious lease schemes

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