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Credit Card Use Shows Positive Outlook for Holiday Shopping

Retailers always hope for a busy holiday shopping season. That’s because Christmas shopping accounts for approximately 30 percent of their annual sales. Black Friday sales always signal the official start of the holiday shopping, and in 2016, a legion of 154 million people descended on stores the weekend after Thanksgiving. The National Retail Federation estimates […]

EMV® Gets a Foothold in the U.S.

Over the past decade, EMV® chip-enabled cards have become the new global standard, replacing magnetic strip cards, to combat card theft and fraud and provide more secure transactions. The U.S. market, however, has been slower to adopt the standard of payment. Incidentally, many merchants have been reluctant to install EMV® compliant POS systems because many […]