All posts by Ken Givens

Ken Givens speaks to Lions Club

“Ken Givens, a financial consultant, was the speaker for the Groesbeck Lions Club at its meeting Wednesday, May 11. Givens, who now lives on Lake Limestone, is also a new member of the Groesbeck Lions Club. Givens is a consultant for businesses and non-profits to increase sales, cash flow, and avoid loses with their payment … Continue reading Ken Givens speaks to Lions Club

Restaurants fight card fraud with tableside payments

U.S. eateries slowly adopting European pay-at-table approach We now have chips embedded into our credit cards. That must mean they’re totally safe from fraud, right? Wrong. Countries that have used chip cards for years still take measures to keep your card information from getting into the wrong hands. Americans may now be getting more secure … Continue reading Restaurants fight card fraud with tableside payments

PCI Security Compliance is not an Option, it’s Required

If you accept debit or credit cards, you are required to maintain PCI Security with the major card brands. Why? Due to the widespread Identity Theft Crisis throughout the globe, all merchants must answer an annual SAQ, Self Assessment Questionnaire, or be open to hackers as well as pay non compliance fees. These fees range … Continue reading PCI Security Compliance is not an Option, it’s Required

What Is EMV? Which is best, ‘Chips or Strips’?

The process of paying with a credit or debit card in the United States is changing. The U.S. is moving to the use of chip cards based on the rest of the world’s standards. This global system called EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa), is already implemented in 3.5 billion payment cards in more than 80 countries … Continue reading What Is EMV? Which is best, ‘Chips or Strips’?

Countdown of the Top Ten PCI Compliance Myths

10. Compliance can be achieved in a one-time, singular solution. Unfortunately this is not so. A single product or service that would enable merchants to achieve compliance and protect all sensitive data is simply too good to be true. Compliance is an ongoing series of risk assessments and improvements allowing you to deter and outsmart … Continue reading Countdown of the Top Ten PCI Compliance Myths

How To Get Next Day Funding Of Credit Card Sales

For many merchants, credit card processing services and next day funding go hand in hand. They depend on receiving their deposits quickly in order to keep their business running smoothly. With our next day funding service, merchants can get their daily deposit 1-3 days earlier than the standard funding cycle, which provides an important cash … Continue reading How To Get Next Day Funding Of Credit Card Sales