The Truth Behind EMV Chip Cards and Your Dealership

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Digital Dealer explores “The Truth Behind EMV Chip Cards and Your Dealership” in its May 2016 article written by CenPOS CEO, Chris Justice.

It’s been widely publicized that merchants are not ready to accept chip cards but little news has been shared about the consequences.  The article discusses why EMV is important, why you should care, and what to do about it.

 

CenPOS Completes EMV Certification

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CenPOS Completes EMV Certification

Miami, FL (PRWEB) January 5, 2015

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CenPOS announced today that it has successfully completed its EMV (Europay, MasterCard & Visa) certification with Visa, American Express, Discover and MasterCard. The Card Association announced in August 2011 its EMV migration plan for the US as well as the benefits of EMV compliance, including a liability shift for merchants. Under the current migration plan, merchants processing 75 percent or more of their transactions captured by EMV terminals will be relieved 100 percent from Account Data Compromise compliance. Merchants that do not migrate to EMV and/or are utilizing providers that are not EMV certified will assume 100 percent of the POS fraud liability and retain 100 percent of the PCI burden and related costs.
Currently, POS fraud in the US is estimated in the billions of dollars annually. CenPOS provides merchants with a unified payment platform, a single solution for businesses regardless of the industry type: Retail, Mail Order, eCommerce with VbyV, Mobility, Recurring Billing and Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment. CenPOS also offers additional services at no additional cost to merchants such as Point-to-Point encryption, tokenization, electronic signature capture and BIN management. As a single point provider the platform drives a myriad of payment types like PayPal, ACH, Remote Deposit Capture, Gift cards, Cash, and the typical debit, credit card transactions.

“We are very pleased to have completed this very important certification well ahead of schedule and ahead of most of the other providers. Our merchants now have a sigh of relief in knowing that they will be EMV ready by the current mandated date of October 1st 2015”, remarked Jorge Fernandez Co-Founder and Chairman of CenPOS. “Under the current Card Association mandates the weakest link in the payment ecosystem will bear 100 percent of the POS fraud liability, which is currently assumed by the card issuing banks. CenPOS merchants can now be early adopters of EMV and avoid the risk of being ‘late to the game’ and possibly not meeting the current deadline,” added Fernandez

About CenPOS

CenPOS is a merchant-centric, end-to-end payments engine that drives enterprise-class solutions for businesses, saving them time and money, while improving their customer engagement. CenPOS’ secure, cloud-based solution optimizes acceptance for all payment types across multiple channels without disrupting the merchant’s banking relationships. For additional information please call 877.630.7960.

CenPOS Certifies Verified by Visa and MasterCard Secure Code

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CenPOS Certifies Verified by Visa and MasterCard Secure Code

Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 15, 2014

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CenPOS announced today that it has certified its payment-processing platform with Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode on TSYS and EPX. This new feature enables e-commerce merchants utilizing the CenPOS platform to mitigate fraudulent chargebacks while providing their end customers with a secure e-commerce payment mechanism. Online shoppers will have the opportunity to authenticate themselves with their issuing banks at the time of purchase; thus, making the payment process experience more secure for all parties. Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode significantly reduce the chargeback risk for merchants while reducing their interchange expense. The authentication data, together with an authorization approval, gives merchants a transaction that is guaranteed against the most common types of chargebacks-“cardholder not authorized” and “cardholder not recognized” chargebacks. Merchants can focus on the business of fulfilling orders rather than authorization concerns.

“We are expecting an increase in fraudulent purchases in the e-commerce space in the coming years in the United States as a result of the EMV migration and adoption. We have seen the re-manifestation fraud trends in other countries in card not present transactions with the global adoption of EMV; therefore, these certifications are a must for CenPOS,” commented Jorge Fernandez Co-Founder and Chairman of CenPOS. “We are always looking for new ways to differentiate ourselves while delivering differentiated value to our clients. Today, security and protection is a top priority of every business executive across the globe. At CenPOS, these priorities are at the forefront of all our business initiatives,” added Fernandez.

About CenPOS

CenPOS is a merchant-centric, end-to-end payments engine that drives enterprise-class solutions for businesses, saving them time and money, while improving their customer engagement. CenPOS’ secure, cloud-based solution optimizes acceptance for all payment types across multiple channels without disrupting the merchant’s banking relationships. For additional information please call 877.630.7960.

CenPOS Makes Point-to-Point Encryption Available To All Its Users

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CenPOS Makes Point-to-Point Encryption Available To All Its Users

Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 2, 2014

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CenPOS is now offering point-to-point encryption (P2PE) to all merchants, as part of their plethora of solutions. This technology effectively protects the credit card information on every transaction by encrypting the cardholder’s sensitive data from the moment that the card is swiped on the credit card terminal. This technology helps businesses mitigate any data mishandling responsibilities as well as reduce their PCI scope.

Currently P2PE is not mandatory; however, given the most recent data breaches it is highly encouraged that merchants adopt this solution as part of their card acceptance best practices. “This technology generates peace of mind and good will for our clients and their customers,” said Jorge Fernandez, Chairman and Co-Founder of CenPOS. “CenPOS is committed to bringing additional value add and new innovative services to our clients,” added Fernandez.

CenPOS is now rolling out this new offering to its entire client base at no additional cost. This solution does not require any additional certifications for clients using the CenPOS platform.

About CenPOS

CenPOS is a merchant-centric, end-to-end payments engine that drives enterprise-class solutions for businesses, saving them time and money, while improving their customer engagement. CenPOS’ secure, cloud-based solution optimizes acceptance for all payment types across multiple channels without disrupting the merchant’s banking relationships. For additional information please call 877.630.7960.

Global Payments says Visa drops it after breach

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Global Payments says Visa drops it after breach:

Visa Inc. has dropped the card processor involved in a massive data breach from its registry of providers that meet data security standards.

Global Payments CEO Paul Garcia noted that the company continues to process Visa transactions, but that being dropped from the registry ‘could give our partners some pause that they’re doing business with someone who experienced a breach.’

Source: Associated Press/Yahoo News

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