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A leading provider of secure transaction processing services and payment enabling technologies, TransFirst offers innovative products and services designed with customers’ unique needs in mind.

TransFirst

 •  September 26, 2016

October looms large, and that means National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is just a few days off. In a world that is more connected than ever before, this annual collaboration between government and industry focuses on providing every American with the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. This year marks the 13th...

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 •  September 19, 2016

Merchants know that they must accept credit cards if they want to cater to their customers’ expectation to pay with plastic, and they generally love the boost that credit card transactions give their bottom line. What they don’t particularly care for is reconciling their monthly merchant account statement, which all too often is a time-consuming...

TransFirst

 •  September 5, 2016

For businesses that accept credit cards, the merchant account statement represents the sum of three basic types of charges: interchange, assessments and markups. Understanding the rates and fees that you are paying is one way to make sure you’re getting the best products and services for your credit card processing needs. At TransFirst®, we’re all...

TransFirst

 •  August 29, 2016

When your business address is prefaced by “www” and ends in “.com”, you need all the help you can get when it comes to preventing online credit card fraud. You’re already paying more in merchant account fees because you deal in CNP (card not present) credit card transactions, so you want to lower your risk of getting slammed by fraudsters and...

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 •  August 22, 2016

If you’re an online merchant, you’ve probably heard about electronic payment gateways in reference to credit card processing, and you may even use one. However, there may be some confusion in your mind as to what exactly a payment gateway is and how it differs from a virtual terminal. TransFirst® has the information you need to clarify the...

TransFirst

 •  August 15, 2016

One of the biggest challenges for a small business is competing with larger businesses with greater resources. One proven strategy for leveling the playing field is to accept credit cards. After all, Federal Reserve data released in 2014 revealed that 72 percent of consumers had at least one credit card. That’s a huge market that no merchant can...

TransFirst

 •  August 8, 2016

Selecting the best merchant account provider for your business is a critical move that requires some time and effort on your part. At TransFirst®, we believe the process starts with an honest assessment of your business and the type(s) of credit card processing options it requires — traditional retail, e-commerce, mobile, wireless, dialup and so...

TransFirst

 •  August 1, 2016

Credit card processing is a broad term that encompasses several electronic payment card categories: credit cards of all stripes (“plain vanilla”, rewards, corporate), debit cards (signature and PIN), EBT (electronic benefits transfer), gift and loyalty cards. Another option that’s growing in popularity is the prepaid card. A prepaid card is...

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 •  July 25, 2016

If you’re new to credit card processing, TransFirst® welcomes you! As a reputable full-service merchant services provider with years of experience, we know that a well-educated merchant is our best customer. We also know that credit card processing may seem like a foreign language to many newcomers, so we do our best to simplify the process for...

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 •  July 18, 2016

To accept credit cards or not to accept credit cards — that is the question! Actually, there should be no question about it because the advantages of payment card acceptance for merchants far outweigh the disadvantages. Credit cards (and debit cards, too) are firmly entrenched in the American economy. Consumers like them because they’re convenient,...