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What is a Payment Gateway?
Featured Article What is a Payment Gateway?

Payment gateways are a crucial tool in both ecommerce and brick-and-mortar sales, but many merchants don’t necessarily understand what their gateways do or why they really need to have one at all. With that in mind, the following is a quick refresher on what gateways are, how they work, and why they’re so important.    […]

How to Tell If Your Business Meets PCI Compliance How to Tell If Your Business Meets PCI Compliance
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The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, or PCI-DSS, is a security standard that must be met by all companies that handle, store, or transmit credit card data from the major card brands. It exists to protect consumers and minimize the potential damage associated with payment-related data breaches.  PCI compliance refers to a company’s ongoing […]

5 Things To Know About PCI Basics And PCI Compliance  5 Things To Know About PCI Basics And PCI Compliance 
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With the retail world rapidly moving online, many companies are turning to online sales and e-commerce to keep pace with our evolving market. However, if retailers want to join the vast world of online sales, there are rules and procedures they have to follow, both to protect themselves from fines and their customers’ private information. […]

6 Things Every Small Business Needs To Succeed  6 Things Every Small Business Needs To Succeed 
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Making it today as a small business can be challenging. Between having to compete with big corporations and the ever-growing online market, it’s never been harder for brick and mortar stores. However, several tools, techniques, and technologies can help you integrate into the modern online market. 

What is PCI Compliance and How Does it Impact Merchants? What is PCI Compliance and How Does it Impact Merchants?
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Customer payment data is incredibly valuable – that’ why the bad guys are always trying to steal it. And when security is breached and a customer’s data is stolen, it can be a long and frustrating process for the customer to deal with. To ensure that consumers are as well insulated from that possibility as […]

Data Breaches What Are the True Costs of Data Breaches?
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BAMS offers everything new and experienced merchants alike need to ensure that their customers’ sensitive payment data is always as safe as possible. We provide every one of our merchants with expert guidance through the sometimes complex process of becoming fully PCI compliant.

PCI Are You Doing the Right PCI Self-Assessment Questionnaire?
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Part of establishing PCI compliance and maintaining it year in and year out is filling out an annual PCI self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ). These questionnaires are designed to accomplish two goals: to help businesses identify weaknesses that need to be dealt with and to help prove to institutions that a company is compliant. But not all […]

PCI Compliance PCI Compliance and The Potentially High Costs of a Breach
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Let’s talk about PCI Compliance. In the summer of 2019, it came out that Capital One – a credit card issuer themselves – fell victim to a hack that exposed the data of 100 million cardholders and applicants. That might seem extreme, but it’s only the latest in a series of high-profile security breaches that […]

Myths or Facts Four Common Payment Processing Myths You Can’t Afford To Continue Believing
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Plastic is now the preferred payment method of choice for consumers across the globe, and accepting card payments is no longer an option for serious businesses. Unfortunately, a number of myths surrounding payment processing still muddy the waters and keep some businesses from taking the leap. Those myths are generally rooted in old information from […]

PCI Compliance - Security Demystifying PCI Compliance – The Basics And Benefits Of Meeting The Industry Security Standard
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PCI compliance is one of the most important factors in establishing safe online transaction processing, but many business owners and managers know very little about it. Most either assume that it doesn’t apply to them or that they already have it – whatever it is. But e-commerce software and online payment solutions aren’t PCI compliant […]