4 Ways the Patriot Act Affects a Merchant Credit Application

June 26th, 2013

The Patriot Act was signed into law on Oct. 26, 2001. It came in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and was a sweeping measure aimed at protecting the United States and its citizens from terrorist attacks. At the time, few argued that the act was necessary, even though it gave […]

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The New Standard: 5 Ways for Merchants to Protect Themselves Against Data Breaches

June 5th, 2013

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Standards are nothing to mess with. Just ask Genesco, a sports apparel company that operates nearly 2,500 stores across the United States and in parts of Europe. Earlier this year, Visa fined the company more than $13 million for a data breach—even though there was no evidence that any credit […]

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