Global Payment Perspectives: The First Step in Taking Your POS Software to International Markets

I’m so excited … and I just can’t hide it. At Constellation Payments, we’re expanding our global payment processing capabilities at a rapid pace. It’s a unique opportunity we can offer our POS software provider partners. For example, if a partner wants to enter the European market, they don’t have to go with another gateway […]

The Equifax Hack: What You Need to Know, Steps to Keep Customer Data Safe

By now we’ve all heard the story of how 143 million Americans (roughly half the US population) had their personal data compromised due to a breach at Equifax. It’s reasonable to be concerned about the security of your personal accounts. But what about your customers’ sensitive financial data? With so many people affected, consumers are […]

Payments Around the Globe: 5 Things You Need to Know Before Selling Products and Services Internationally

It’s 2017 and one thing’s for sure: Businesses are growing internationally. Franchises are opening more and more locations overseas. Companies that sell online are extending their reach into new and often emerging markets. While profitable for many, these types of expansions can be complicated, particularly when it comes to payment processing. Each region has its […]

How to Read a Monthly Credit Card Processing Statement

In the payments industry, it’s common practice to analyze credit card processing statements to help merchants understand what they’re paying — and where they could possibly save. But, reading monthly credit card processing statements isn’t as clear-cut as one would hope. Fortunately though, once you have some basics down, the review process becomes much less daunting. […]

Cybersecurity Operations: Is Your Business Complying with These PCI-DSS Requirements?

Did you know that the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) requires that specific cybersecurity operations procedures be conducted on a periodic basis? Depending on whether you’re a merchant or a service provider — and the nature of how you deal with credit cards — these mandatory procedures may include (but are not limited […]