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Who Should Be Named Our 'Established Entrepreneur of 2014?' Cast Your Vote.

Who Should Be Named Our 'Established Entrepreneur of 2014?' Cast Your Vote.

Our five finalists have made their mark in the worlds of gift cards, payment processing, food delivery, music packaging and chai tea.
A New Way to Pay Online: Visa Launches 'Visa Checkout'

A New Way to Pay Online: Visa Launches 'Visa Checkout'

Visa's new product saves your card number and shipping information, allowing you to checkout online in just a few clicks.
Why Your Credit Card Company Wants to Replace Magnetic Strips With Microchips

Why Your Credit Card Company Wants to Replace Magnetic Strips With Microchips

Magnetic strip credit cards will soon be extinct in the U.S. Here's the technology that will replace them and what you need to know about it.
Tips for Keeping Your Travels Identity Theft Free

Tips for Keeping Your Travels Identity Theft Free

Business trips are stressful enough without a side of identity fraud.
The Crazy Things Your Future Credit Cards Will Do (Infographic)

The Crazy Things Your Future Credit Cards Will Do (Infographic)

Tomorrow's credit cards will be replete with high-tech security features like fingerprint unlock, voice control and invisibility, according to this infographic by Richard Branson's Virgin Money.
Online Debit, Credit Fraud Will Soon Get Much Worse. Here's Why.

Online Debit, Credit Fraud Will Soon Get Much Worse. Here's Why.

Adoption of better safeguards in the physical world will drive criminals to electronic theft, argues payments validation entrepreneur.
Where Business Travelers Expense the Most Meals (Infographic)

Where Business Travelers Expense the Most Meals (Infographic)

Bet you can't guess where workers are swiping their fancy corporate credit cards the most.
Wal-Mart Takes $5 Billion Swipe at Visa Over Processing Fees

Wal-Mart Takes $5 Billion Swipe at Visa Over Processing Fees

The retailer sued the credit-card giant this week, claiming Visa's swipe fees are unfairly high. Separately, the retail industry has taken a hit in the fight over capping debit-card swipe fees.
QuickBooks Adds New Features to Speed Up Payment Processing

QuickBooks Adds New Features to Speed Up Payment Processing

Intuit announced new QuickBooks features that aim to accelerate and simplify paperless payments.
Preventing Another Target Attack

Preventing Another Target Attack

For retailers that don't want to be the next Target or Neiman Marcus, here are three tips they can do to protect themselves.
Better Late Than Never? Target Accelerating Program to Detect Credit-Card Fraud.

Better Late Than Never? Target Accelerating Program to Detect Credit-Card Fraud.

Target's chief financial officer said the retailer is fast-tracking chip-enabled smart cards, which could have been useful in preventing against the company's recent data breach.
37 South Korean Bank Execs Offer to Resign Over Breach. Should Target Execs Follow Suit?

37 South Korean Bank Execs Offer to Resign Over Breach. Should Target Execs Follow Suit?

When news broke regarding a massive theft of customer information, dozens of top executives at South Korean financial companies tendered their resignations.
Target, Neiman Marcus Credit Card Hacks Could Be More Widespread, Experts Say

Target, Neiman Marcus Credit Card Hacks Could Be More Widespread, Experts Say

Agencies warn that malicious software that targets POS units has 'potentially infected a large number' of retailers.
Target Says Up to 70 Million Customers Affected By Hacking

Target Says Up to 70 Million Customers Affected By Hacking

The fallout from Target's Black Friday hacking incident continues with the company saying 70 million people were affected by the data breach -- a much larger figure than the 40 million initially reported.
Retailers Not Giving Up the Battle Over Credit-Card Swipe Fees

Retailers Not Giving Up the Battle Over Credit-Card Swipe Fees

The National Retail Federation appeals $5.7 billion Visa, MasterCard settlement that was approved in December.
The Worst Mistake for Small Businesses to Continue in 2014

The Worst Mistake for Small Businesses to Continue in 2014

What is the one sure thing to turn away modern customers?
Target Hit by a Sophisticated Hack Job

Target Hit by a Sophisticated Hack Job

The retail company was targeted by hackers who may have tampered with the machines customers use to swipe their cards.
Square Releases a Better, Thinner Mobile Credit-Card Reader

Square Releases a Better, Thinner Mobile Credit-Card Reader

The new reader is compatible with more devices and is available to new users for free.
How One Startup Plans to Replace Every Card in Your Wallet

How One Startup Plans to Replace Every Card in Your Wallet

With Coin, a person can consolidate this or her wallet into one, simple, digital card.
Airlines Make a Record Profit in Extra Fees

Airlines Make a Record Profit in Extra Fees

Airlines are on track to collect $42.6 billion in ancillary revenue this year, according to a new study.
How to Finance a Startup Today

How to Finance a Startup Today

When the bank of mom and dad shuts down, here are some startup funding resources for you.
Can't Get a VC to Notice You're Alive? 3 Alternative Funding Sources for You.

Can't Get a VC to Notice You're Alive? 3 Alternative Funding Sources for You.

Nabbing money from outside investors isn't the only way your startup can scale. Here are three other ways to fund your company.

The Basics of Using Credit Cards to Fund Your New Business

Don't swipe the plastic too carelessly, because it's a double-edged sword.
Fed Throws Latest Punch in Swipe-Fee Brawl

Fed Throws Latest Punch in Swipe-Fee Brawl

The U.S. Federal Reserve says it will appeal an earlier decision from the U.S. District Court that challenged the swipe-fee regulations set by the central bank.
Powerful Plastic: The 10 Best Credit Cards of 2013

Powerful Plastic: The 10 Best Credit Cards of 2013

Most small-business owners rely on plastic at some point in the process of launching or growing their businesses. If you're in that crowd, be sure you're making the most of it.

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