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13Apr

American Express Opt Blue processing fees cheaper than other card brands?

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An update to this post, American Express Opt Blue has lowered the costs a business pays to accept an American Express card. HOW DOES AMERICAN EXPRESS OPT BLUE SAVE MY BUSINESS MONEY? Opt Blue, when offered by a credit card processor, is full acquiring just like Visa, Mastercard and Discover have been doing for years.  With American Express Opt Blue, interchange and assessments, plus margin are passed through to the [...]

17Feb

Stillwater Payments formerly DonUp

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Donup is now Stillwater Payments. We want to thank all of our loyal clients for sticking through us with this name change. The only thing that changed is the name. If you were on a donation plan with Donup, you will continue. Stillwater Payments will honor the donations. We have simply named the donations or the giving back, Swipe a Card. Change a Life. We are focused now more than [...]

19Jan

EMV credit card terminal; does it really Protect your business?

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Fraud losses totaled $5.2 billion in the US or 7% of transactions according to a CNBC article from July 2015.  There is a proven way to help stop most of this fraud, EMV.  EMV stands for Euro, Mastercard, Visa and was the organization formed in Europe to bring EMV to Europe.  The organization includes all major card brands, today, and it is called EMVCO. EMV credit card terminal [...]

11Nov

Hypercom equinox credit card terminal problems

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Recently, Hypercom or Equinox credit card terminals have come to their EOL or end of life, due to firmware needing to be updated, when possible.  The firmware version is no longer able to allow processing.  If the Hypercom  Equinox credit card terminal will allow for a firmware update and it takes the update, one is in the clear.  The terminal typically stops processing after a restart or power cycle.  If [...]

30Sep

Protect your business from retail fraud – EMV

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Fraud losses totaled $5.2 billion in the US or 7% of transactions according to a CNBC article from July 2015.  There is a proven way to help stop most of this fraud, EMV.  EMV stands for Euro, Mastercard, Visa and was the organization formed in Europe to bring EMV to Europe.  The organization includes all major card brands, today, and it is called EMVCO. What is EMV?  Emv is a [...]

10Mar

Upgrade to an EMV credit card terminal and get 100 back

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Upgrade to an EMV credit card terminal before 4/30/15 and you are eligible for a $100 rebate.  EMV credit card terminals are more secure and process a variety of payment methods, including EMV or chip enabled cards, NFC (Apple Pay), magstripe cards, and pin entry cards. EMV is already here.  EMV chipped credit cards have been in Europe and Canada and other parts of the world for years now.  EMV [...]

Who is Jeremy Ochsner?

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

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