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3 Reasons to Upgrade to EMV Now

Posted October 8, 2015

With the official October 1st EMV compliance date behind us, there are still many retailers that have not made the needed changes to properly process EMV enabled cards. Almost all banks and credit card companies have issued chip-embedded cards to their customers in time for the busy holiday shopping season so it really begs the question what are the real advantages to making the EMV switch.

  1. Fighting Fraud – Chip cards generate a one-time code with every transaction making it nearly impossible to create counterfeit cards for use in stores.As the EU has completed its migration to EMV acceptance, the region has seen an 80% reduction in credit card fraud while the US has witnessed a 47% increase
  2. Lower Chargebacks – Beginning October 1, 2015, new network rules mean merchants are more likely to be financially liable for fraud, lost/stolen transactions at their in-store locations without EMV compliance. In 2015 that liability in the United States is estimated to total more than $10 billion.
  3. Customer Peace of Mind – Customers are more than likely to shop at stores where they feel their information is safe. It only takes once to lose the customers trust and it is very difficult to get it back.

Two of the easiest solutions to become EMV compliant is simply upgrading your current payment terminals to EMV enabled ones like the Ingenico ISC250 and iPP350. Updating is an easy process and one of our Payment Processing specialists can help you find the right device for a hassle free update. Contact us today to get EMV compliant.


EMV Compliance and Payments Explained

Posted June 24, 2015

If your business takes any kind of card payments then you probably have been coming across the term “EMV” quite a bit recently. If you haven’t, then it’s a good time to get educated given EMV will be changing the way payments are made and who will be held accountable for fraud in the US.

EMV enabled cards are the type that have the small smart chip on them as well as the traditional magnetic stripe. Compared to  magnetic stripes, EMV cards are much more secure against fraudulent usage and copied cards.

With the October 1, 2015 EMV compliance deadline coming up, getting up to speed on how you can ensure your business isn’t going to be held accountable for fraudulent usage is a must. Barcodes, Inc has you covered with our new EMV Learning Page and the expertise to provide you will payments solutions for any budget.