Understanding PCI Compliance

Understanding PCI Compliance It’s a nightmare scenario for customers and manufacturers alike: a data breach exposing sensitive information to tech-savvy thieves. As Sears and Delta recently learned, the impact can be much worse if credit card data leaks. And despite IT teams’ best efforts, the question of another massive data breach is “when” rather than “if.” Back…

Why retailers lacking EMV chip readers years after deadline

Why retailers lacking EMV chip readers years after deadline. As many as one-third of small retailers are not using chip-reading credit and debit card machines, more than two-and-a-half years after they were told to swap out traditional credit card machines. The major credit card companies previously announced that any retailer, large or small, without EMV chip payment terminals after…

Americans are using their credit cards more than ever — and some experts think that’s a good thing

Americans are using their credit cards more than ever — and some experts think that’s a good thing. The number of credit card accounts increased by 2.6% compared to this time last year, according to TransUnion’s Q1 2018 Industry Insights Report. Currently, there are 416.5 million credit cards and 174.9 million consumers with access to a…