EPayments are revolutionizing the payment processing industry.

E-Payments are revolutionizing the payment processing industry through mobile devices and online transactions.

No doubt that many of you have heard e-payment terms like e-wallet, mobile wallets, EMV, etc., tossed around lately. All the terms can be hard to keep straight, let a lone know the definition of. So, we thought we would give you a peek in to one of the payment processing industry’s good magazine resources – Digital Transactions. DT recently published an article on the 10 Most Pressing E-Payment Issues, including…

1. Tokenization
When applied to data security, Tokenization is the process of substituting sensitive data with a non-sensitive equivalent, called a token.

2. Mobile Wallets

E-wallets are just one way the e-payment technology is revolutionizing the payment processing industry.

E-wallets are just one way the e-payment technology is revolutionizing the payment processing industry.

A form of payment, that replaces phsycial cash, check or credit card, preformed from a mobile device. Think Apple Pay on your iPhone. Here’s how EDPS is integrating with Apple Pay.

3. Operation Choke Point
An initiative placed by the US Department of Justice to investigate banks in the US that do business with payment processors and other companies that may be involved in high-risk transactions.

4. Data Breaches
A release of secure information, such as cardholder data, to an untrusted party. Recent examples include the breaches of Target and Neiman Marcus’s customer card information. Read how your business can protect & regain cardholder trust from Data Breaches.

5. EMV
Also known as Europay, Mastercard-Visa. This initiative, already used in European countries, will take hold in the US in October 2015. It enables better-protection of cardholder information  by storing it in dynamic microchips placed in credit cards, versus the traditional  magnetic stripe. Click here for more info on EMV.

With its dynamically encoded chip, EMV technology will help protect cardholder data much better than a traditional credit card would.

With its dynamically encoded chip, EMV technology will help protect cardholder data much better than a traditional credit card would.

6. VAR Partnerships
Or Value-Added Re-seller Partnerships, is a path many payment processors are taking in order to make their services more valuable to merchants.

7. POS Trends
Or, Point of Sale trends. Read how the traditional form of in-store payments may be evolving.

8. ACH Trends
The National Automated Clearing House Association, which regulates ACH (when funds are transferred electronically), is looking to introduce same-day settlements.

9. Digital Currency
Digital Currency is a form of payment that is electronically created and stored. The most popular example is Bitcoin.

10. Sales Team trends
With so many technology changes in the industry, it is becoming more important to make sure sales teams are equipped with

NFC, or Near-Field Contact, is a form of e-payment that will come in-use with the switch to EMV cards and e-wallets.

NFC, or Near-Field Contact, is a form of e-payment that will come in-use with the switch to EMV cards and e-wallets.

information on how to pitch different payment devices, separate from terminals, like mobile payment devices, ecommerce solutions and more. Here’s an example of EDPS’s mobile payment solution, Swoosh ePay, and how it compares to alternatives.

Each topic enters a brief discussion of recent changes in those fields, what they mean for ISOs like EDPS and their merchants. Click here to read the article from Digital Transactions.

To request more information on how EDPS is staying up-to-date with these topics, or to inquire about our payment processing services, call 866.578.9740 or email info@goEDPS.com