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What’s the Deal with Android Pay?

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On May 28, 2015 at Google’s I/O developer conference, the company unveiled its new, highly anticipated application: Android Pay. If your first thought was, “but I thought Google already had its mobile payment platform—wasn’t that exactly what they created with Google Wallet?” then you’re not alone. Google Wallet was launched on May 26, 2011. Although [...]

How Can I Prepare for NFC Technology?

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Near Field Communication (NFC) technology is a way to wirelessly transfer information from compatible devices by simply placing them a few centimeters from each other. This new form of information transfer, popular in Asia and Europe, is quickly picking up in the United States. The benefits of NFC technology are great for the consumer and [...]

Where is the Payment Processing World Heading?

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As technology ever changes, and customers ebb and flow, so does the payment processing industry. Here are three notable trends happening right now. EMV Chip Technology. Six months from now, all credit cards will be EMV-chip activated. This means that payment technology is shifting. Now, instead of swiping a card, transactions will be conducted using [...]

How Does NFC Work?

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Here at PayProTec, we think mobile payments technology has incredible potential for the merchant and consumer. But as sleek as systems like Google Wallet and Apple Pay are, they would be worthless without the underlying technology that makes them tick. Near field communication (NFC) is a technology that allows the wireless sharing of small batches [...]

How Can I stay on Top of Industry Trends?

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Whether you’re a PayProTec professional or a merchant, it’s extremely important to stay on top of payments industry trends. But let’s be honest: Sometimes, the payments industry can seem dense and impenetrable. In part, it’s exactly because of its complicated nature that we need to be sure to keep up to date. If you work [...]

How Payment Processing Has Changed in 50 Years

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50 years ago, it was 1965. Just in those five decades, a lot changed in the realm of payment processing. Nothing was really happening in 1965. But things picked up in 1966. This was the year when 14 banks gathered in New York, forming the Interbank Card Association (ICA). This association of banks now had [...]

Our Services

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We do a lot around here at PayProTec—more than most people know. Our reputation for credit card processing precedes us. But in fact, only scratches the surface of our capabilities and our services. Our point of sale solutions make processing at brick and mortar locations convenient. We give you the ability to accept any major [...]

Apple Unveils New iPhones and Watch

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Apple announced its latest generation of iPhones featuring larger screens, as well as the company’s first wearable device, the Apple Watch. Also, after a performance by U2, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Bono “negotiated” back and forth before agreeing to offer the band’s new album Songs of Innocence to all iTunes users for free download. [...]

Get Your Customers Using Mobile Payments

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Now that you have mobile payment capabilities, how do you get your customers on board? They’ll no longer need credit/debit cards, cash, or checks—just a mobile device during the point-of-sale. But they may require some prodding to make mobile payment a habit. Check out these four ways to encourage them: Provide confidence. Customers are often wary [...]

Apple and Visa May Take Mobile Payments Industry by Storm

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Rumors are spreading that Apple and Visa may announce an alliance in anticipation of iPhone 6’s release this fall. Most industry commentators expect the new iPhone to incorporate near-field communication (NFC), which already allows many Android phones the ability to pay at NFC-ready payment terminals. Apple is also expected to release the software to take [...]