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Managing Payments Risk During COVID-19: Why Vertically Focused Payment Facilitators Are Better Equipped   Recently, Square has made national news for holding back up to 30% of the funds owed to some of its merchants to mitigate risk in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the merchants affected have spoken out, saying that the…

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Webinar Recap: How SaaS Leaders are Leveraging Payments to Grow Click here to view the full webinar   Now is a time when companies all over the world are making strategic decisions in order to come out of our current economic situation on top. Whether the company operates in a vertical that is negatively affected…

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Webinar Recap: Experts Weigh In On How You Can Mitigate Risk & Fraud During COVID-19 Click here to view the full webinar   The risk scenario that has resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic is both unprecedented and evolving. The fear and economic uncertainty have changed the way we do business, giving way to a new…

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Before You Enter Your Zoom Boardroom: Arm Yourself with a Plan to Exit the COVID-19 Crisis on Top     By Todd Ablowitz, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Infinicept   For many of us, it can be difficult to see past the next few weeks as the world enters more deeply into the COVID-19 outbreak. Businesses are…

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protect your merchant portfolio

New Payments Risks Appear With The COVID-19 Outbreak – How Can You Protect Your Merchant Portfolio?     The global spread of COVID-19 has resulted in a new risk management environment for the payments industry. The world hasn’t faced a similar event since long before the advent of electronic payments. Despite the lack of precedent,…

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what is frictionless underwriting

What Is Frictionless Underwriting?     When a merchant begins selling their products or services, one of the first steps in the process is to obtain a merchant ID (MID) so that they can accept credit card transactions.  Traditionally, this means a merchant applies for an account with an acquiring bank or other bank sponsored…

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what is a payment facilitator

What Is A Payment Facilitator? A payment facilitator is a company that allows the merchants who they approve to accept electronic payments using the payment facilitator’s infrastructure. Payment facilitators are responsible for underwriting and onboarding merchants – referred to as submerchants in the payment facilitator model – as well as servicing the submerchant once they…

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pci compliance for payment facilitators

PCI Compliance for Payment Facilitators     When it comes to ensuring Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) compliance, there can be a lot of moving parts. As a payment facilitator (PF), the PCI standards have an extensive impact on you and your business model. The payment facilitator model is increasingly gaining in…

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