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MERCHANT STRONGHOLD HIGH-RISK MERCHANT ACCOUNT SERVICES PROVIDER


PAYMENT CARD INDUSTRIES COMPLIANCE

When a company is “PCI compliant,” it means that they are processing payments in a way that is in line with all of the standards set forth by the PCI DSS guidelines.


Why Does It Matter if I Am PCI Compliant? Many people believe that PCI compliance is required by law; however, except for in a few states that have adopted the PCI DSS as a part of their consumer protection laws, it is not. You won’t go to jail for not being PCI compliant, but that doesn’t mean that there are no consequences. For one thing, you could be fined by any of the credit card companies that you accept through your merchant account. The size of the fine varies, but it can be quite large if a data breach occurred that resulted in significant financial losses. More importantly, your business’ reputation could be hurt. The whole purpose of PCI compliance is to take steps to improve the security of customers’ financial data. While it’s still possible that your system could be hacked even if you’re compliant, if you don’t adhere to the best practices established by the guidelines, you’re at a much greater risk.


How Can I Make Sure That I Am PCI Compliant? Much of PCI compliance is the responsibility of the payment gateway or merchant services provider that you choose. The best thing that you can do to ensure PCI compliance is to choose a provider that meets all of the standards set forth by PCI DSS and install antivirus software on your computers. You should also develop policies and procedures that safeguard your customers’ credit card information. Only employees that need to know the information should have access to it, and each member of your team who has access should have a unique account or ID that is password protected. Also, you should make sure that your data is kept safe by storing it on an off-site data center that is PCI compliant. Merchant Stronghold offers merchant accounts through a payment gateway that is fully PCI compliant and allows businesses to accept electronic payments anywhere. For more information about our services, please contact us today.


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PAYMENT CARD INDUSTRIES COMPLIANCE  

When you begin exploring your options for merchant accounts, you have to learn a whole new vocabulary. Some terms are more straightforward t...

PAYMENT CARD INDUSTRIES COMPLIANCE  

When you begin exploring your options for merchant accounts, you have to learn a whole new vocabulary. Some terms are more straightforward t...

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