Payments Market Overview, Size, and Growth

Payments Market, Size, and Growth

You cannot talk about payments without talking about digital payments. Cash and checks are declining in use while digital payment forms are skyrocketing. The number of checks being written is dropping by 1.8 billion a year, and at that rate, checks would go away entirely by 2026. Checks may stay a little longer than that, […]

Should my business accept American Express?

Should my business accept American Express

As a business owner, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is which forms of payments to accept. American Express (AMEX) has over 100 million credit cards in circulation and is a widely recognized and accepted credit card, but is it the right choice for your business?  In this article, we’ll explore the benefits […]

The Best Debit Machines in Canada

The best debit machines in Canada and USA

Payment machines, also known as payment terminals, have been around since about 1960. Before they were actual machines, they were card imprinters and then they moved to magnetic stripes in the 1970s. They’ve evolved significantly over the past 60+ years and have become very common and reliable for payments. Payment machines now accept debit, credit […]

Credit Card Processing in the Construction Industry

Credit Card Processing and Payments in the Construction Industry

The number of contractors, architects, builders, and others in the construction industry that use credit cards for payments has increased.  It is an industry that, in the past, used a lot of checks and cash. Globally, cash and check use is declining at a significant rate, and the construction industry is part of that trend. […]

Interchange fees by country

Interchange fees by country in credit card processing

The growing use of credit cards is a global phenomenon. The internet continues to explode, the ability to have your credit card on your phone is becoming normal, and the fact that we were forced to stay at home for many months during the pandemic has all turned credit cards into one of the most […]

Moneris Competition, FAQ, Information, and Review

What is Moneris? Moneris is a large payment processor and acquirer based in Canada. It offers the full solution for businesses to accept credit cards and debit cards. This payments industry overview will give you more information on how payment processors and acquirers work. Is Moneris the largest payment processor in Canada? Yes, Moneris is the […]

Top Credit Card Processors in Canada

The Top Credit Card Processing in Canada

The companies that sit at the top of the pack for credit card processors change over time so it’s important to remain updated. Payment processing companies in Canada are known by many names: payment processors, merchant acquirers, payment gateways, and the list continues. This list focuses on payment companies that work directly with merchants to […]

How Batches, Settlement, and Getting Your Funds Work in Credit Card Processing

Batches and Settlement in Credit Card Processing

When you accept credit cards as a merchant, batches and settlement are important processes that occur daily to get your funds. When a customer pays with a credit card, banks communicate in real-time, but funds do not transfer in real-time. A batch and settlement process needs to happen to receive your funds. What is a Batch […]

How to Get a Merchant Account to Accept Credit Cards?

How to Get a Merchant Account

Any business that has revenue over $100,000 per year and accepts credit cards almost certainly has a merchant account. If you don’t have a merchant account and your business processes more than $100,000 per year in credit cards, this article will give you an overview on how to get one. For the smaller businesses with […]

How Your Business Can Accept Credit Cards in Canada

Accept credit cards in Canada as a business

There is a lot of confusion surrounding credit card processing and merchant accounts. Some of the most common areas of confusion are who sells the payment services, what companies process the transactions, and how the fees and pricing structures work. It is not critical for businesses to accept credit cards, but some merchants prefer accepting […]