thoughts, ideas, and news from the worlds of payment processing, banking,
and software integration

  • Choosing a credit card processor for your business is an extremely important decision. After all, they are handling YOUR money. What can you investigate in the due diligence process to ensure a credit card processor can deliver on those high expectations? Here are 5 things to look for...

  • EMV has been all the rage in the credit card industry for some time now. Let’s step away from the overly-complex play-by-play of a standard EMV transaction and talk about what is important: where EMV came from, how it works, and how it impacts your customers, and you, the business owner.

  • For a bank, the choice of a merchant service partner is extremely important. To ensure your bank is receiving the maximum benefit from the relationship, here are 8 things banks should look for in a Merchant Service partner.

  • In the payment processing industry, technology and security are always important topics. Tokenization falls under both, and is therefore incredibly important. What is tokenization, and why does it matter to your business?

  • Unfortunately, in a world of automated phone systems and large call centers, getting the feeling that someone cares about you is not what usually happens when you call customer support. So, that begs the question: What SHOULD happen when you call customer support?

  • The Visa Small Merchant Security Program issued new QIR requirements effective Jan 31, 2017. As a business owner, this is what YOU need know.

  • Don’t be duped by credit card processing scams. Here are 4 tips to protect your business from scammers claiming to sell merchant services and credit card processing.

  • “What Merchant Services Program is Best for My Bank?” is the subject of the latest BASYS Processing video. Released today, this 5th and final installment in BASYS’ Merchant Services Bank Education Series provides a detailed description of 3 different programs, and walks bank leaders through a series of questions to determine which program will be

  • The votes were close. The inter-office debates were full of seasonal passion. We even had one hotly contested re-match. But, the bracket challenge is complete. And the winner of the BASYS Processing 2016 Christmas Movie Tournament is…

  • BASYS Processing released the 4th video in their Merchant Services Bank Education Series today. The video, entitled “What Are Reasonable Goals To Set For A 1st Year Merchant Services Program?” details 4 steps for bank leaders to create customized, realistic goals for a 1st year merchant services program.