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Near Field Communication and Mobile Payments

In 2016, mobile payments are expected to triple in the US, reaching $27 billion.   So, exactly how do mobile payments work and what is Near Field Communication (NFC)?  In simplified terms, NFC is a method of transferring wireless data that detects and then enables technology in close...

07 July 2016
Visa Improves Limits on EMV Chargebacks to Compliant Retailers

Visa has announced new chargeback policies that will be in effect from July 22 until April, 2018. These changes are designed to safeguard EMV-compliant merchants against liability for fraudulent credit and debit card transactions. Chargebacks under $25 that are due to counterfeit fraud in the U.S....

06 July 2016
Visa Simplifies EMV Certification to Address Implementation Issues

To address retailers concerns about the time required to achieve EMV certification, and the related chargebacks retailers have been hit with since October 2015's EMV liability shift for fraudulent purchases, Visa has announced simplified testing requirements.  They also will prohibit...

06 July 2016
Retirement of Craig Meredith

We would like to take this opportunity to inform our dealers that Craig Meredith, Manager of our Pump and Tank Service Department, has retired after forty years of dedicated service.  Robert Shelley has assumed the responsibilities of the Pump and Tank Service Department.  Should you have...

20 June 2016
PCI Data Security Standard 3.2

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has published a new version of the industry standard that businesses use to safeguard payment data before, during, and after purchase.  PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) 3.2 replaces 3.1 to address growing threats to customer...

25 May 2016
Passport EMV Version 11.01 Software is now Available

EMV software for the Passport (Version 11.01) has officially been released for most generic networks, including the First Data network.  Please contact your POS provider to schedule installation of the new software as soon as possible.  Software upgrades will be scheduled on a first come...

23 May 2016
Tax Rate Changes Effective January 1, 2016

Maryland  Effective January 1, 2016 the State of Maryland has increased the motor fuel tax rates as follows: Gasoline will increase from 32.10 cents per gallon to 32.60 cents per gallon.Diesel will increase from 32.85 cents per gallon to 33.35 cents per gallon. Pennsylvania...

17 December 2015
Inclement Weather Reminder

As colder weather approaches, please be mindful of the following prior to receiving a fuel delivery: 1.  When clearing snow from your facility, it is essential that the fill covers remain visible.  Please do not pile snow on top of the fills. 2.  Please keep all snow piles...

02 November 2015
Alert: Skimming on the Rise in the United States

A new security alert is warning that ATM and pay-at-the-pump fuel dispenser skimming attacks in the United States (U.S.) are on the rise.  This trend is likely being fueled by the migration away from magnetic-stripe technology toward the new EMV chip technology. ATMs and pay-at-the-pump...

29 July 2015
What is the Difference Between EMV and PCI Compliance?

Due to the timing of the upcoming liability shift to EMV on October 1, 2015, and the new PCI requirements that went into effect on July 1, 2015, you may be wondering what the difference is between the two.    Both EMV and PCI Compliance are guidelines for protecting cardholder data...

15 July 2015

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