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Can you avoid the contactless payments in your future?

Mobile pay solutions, such as Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay, and contactless payment options, are garnering a lot of attention in the industry.  In additional to these mobile pay options, research predicts that in 3—4 years, 50% of EMV cards in the U.S. will also have contactless...

16 February 2017
Why EMV Still Matters

The decision to delay the forecourt EMV liability shift from October 1, 2017 to October 1, 2020, came as quite a surprise to many in the industry.  While the delay provides retailers with additional time to make EMV upgrades, upgrades are likely to continue at a rapid pace given the potential...

03 February 2017
Important Information – New MasterCard® 2 Series BIN

MasterCard has introduced a new 2-series to their Bank Identification Numbers (BINs). A BIN is the initial six numbers that appear on a credit card and can be used to identify the card issuing institution. Adding this new BIN will not only affect cardholders but everyone using integrated point-of-...

02 February 2017
EMV at the Pump: Should you wait until 2020?

Industry reports suggest that approximately 33% of dispensers in the market are capable of processing payments to EMV data-security standards with either a software or small hardware upgrade.  Both Gilbarco and Wayne began shipping “EMV-ready” dispensers in 2011.  Both manufacturers are...

09 January 2017
Tax Rate Changes effective January 1, 2017

As you may be aware, several tax rates are increasing on January 1, 2017.  The tax rates increasing are as follows: Federal Oil Spill Recovery is increasing from $.0019 per gallon to $.00214 per gallon. Pennsylvania Excise Tax for Gasoline is increasing from 50.3 cents per gallon to...

27 December 2016
New PCI Guidance on Simplifying Network Segmentation

The PCI Security Standards Council has released new guidance that is designed to help organizations simplify network segmentation, a practice the council strongly recommends to help protect payment card data. "This guidance we've had in some shape or form for many years, but [the new release]...

12 December 2016
Official VISA Release: U.S. Automated Fuel Dispenser EMV Liability Shift Delayed to 2020

 Systems & Operations | Visa Rules 1 December 2016  U.S. Automated Fuel Dispenser EMV Liability Shift Delayed to 2020 U.S. | Acquirers, Issuers, Processors, Merchants, Agents  Overview: The EMV liability shift for U.S. domestic automated fuel dispenser (AFD)...

02 December 2016
***EMV Liability Shift at the Forecourt has been Postponed***

Visa has announced a three-year postponement of the liability shift date for self-serve gas pumps to be certified to process smart chip card transactions. Instead of the original date of Oct. 1, 2017, it is now Oct. 1, 2020, according to an announcement on Visa's website. The...

01 December 2016
Alternative Fuels and Underground Storage Tanks (USTs)

Corrosion of Metal Components in USTs Storing Diesel and Gasoline-Ethanol Blends Corrosion has been commonly reported in USTs storing diesel fuel and gasoline-ethanol blended fuels.  The corrosion generally appears in different areas of the UST system for each fuel. When storing diesel...

30 November 2016
October 2016 Visa Data Shows Rise in EMV-Enabled Merchants

Visa said Monday (November 21, 2016) that its latest chip data update showed 388 million Visa EMV cards in the U.S. Of those, the firm said there are nearly 181 million chip credit cards in the field and 208.3 million chip debit cards. The firm also said that there are 1.7 million chip-active...

22 November 2016

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