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1. Not all providers are created equal With the emergence of companies like PayPal and Square, some tend to think they are an equal alternative to a traditional Merchant Processor or Payment Gateway. Not so. Traditionally a Merchant Processor would provide each of their Merchants with their own account, typically in partnership with a financial […]
Not all merchant accounts are created equal. When shopping for a merchant account, many tend to overlook the differences between the two very different merchant account types; the traditional model and the aggregator model. The traditional model works as one might expect. A merchant contacts their MSP, and opens a merchant account. This MSP will […]
From Californian wineries to bars in Beijing, 2013 was widely considered a banner year for bitcoin, as business owners around the world began to take advantage of the technology to cut costs and woo new and influential consumers. Unsurprisingly, expectations were high for 2014, and so far, it’s delivered with major brands such as Lord […]
In the first installment of our merchant survey, we uncovered that the majority – 59% – of merchants are accepting bitcoin to better support the bitcoin ecosystem. However, the bigger takeaway from this statistic is that the main driver of bitcoin adoption is not its cost-cutting benefits when compared to traditional financial tools. While bitcoin […]
ClearGate has taken many steps to reduce the PCI burden for both VAR’s and Merchants with our Hosted solution; however, we still recommend that network admins at all levels take steps to ensure continued data security. While the infrastructure we have in place allows for card data to make its way to our gateway […]