15 MAY 2014
Analytics: Today’s Must-Have Business Data Capability
Today’s sophisticated yet easy-to-use analytics tools enable small businesses to access customer spending patterns or trends that can lead to more informed, impactful decisions.
12 MAY 2014
Next-Gen POS Systems: Anytime, Anywhere Small Business Productivity Has Arrived
Running a small business has many rewards, but managing the day-to-day details can be all-consuming. Coupled with outdated technology, entrepreneurs are struggling to keep up with evolving customer preferences, the latest data security methods and even accessing their data remotely.
10 APR 2014
March Spending Growth Remained Positive Despite Tough Year-Over-Year Comparison Due to Easter Shift
20 MAR 2014
Why Small Businesses Should Care About Payment Security
Recent news stories have been filled with reports of high profile merchant data breaches and compromises of cardholder and personal information.
18 MAR 2014
First Data Wins Two Best-in-Category Paybefore Awards at All Payments Expo 2014
First Data and Walmart took home two Best-in-Category awards at the 2014 Paybefore Awards held during the All Payments Expo (APEX) in Las Vegas this month.
03 MAR 2014
Reducing the Risk of a Data Breach
Data breaches are constantly in the news, and recent high profile cases show that no organization is immune – especially as criminals develop increasingly sophisticated methods to exploit vulnerabilities in the payment system.
14 FEB 2014
Five Key Trends Driving Gift Card Success
The retail landscape continues its rapid evolution, as mobile technologies and social media disrupt existing ways of doing business. Gift cards are no exception to this ongoing transformation. They remain popular with both consumers and retailers, but how they are purchased, distributed and redeemed is changing – creating exciting opportunities for merchants to acquire new customers and drive repeat business.
16 JAN 2014
Non-Cash Payments Are Growing
Driven by both economic and behavioral changes, non-cash payments continue to grow quickly both globally and regionally. Underlying an ongoing global shift toward non-cash payments, First Data believes that the relative popularity and growth of different types of payments reflect the nuances of individual markets.
14 JAN 2014
Shoppers Step Up Retail Spending in December
With no time to procrastinate due to the shortened holiday shopping season, shoppers stepped out in full force last month boosting dollar volume growth to a healthy 6.1%.
13 JAN 2014
Half the Planet is Unbanked
As hard as it is to imagine, 50 percent of adults worldwide are considered “unbanked” – meaning they do not have a formal banking relationship.
16 DEC 2013
Eight Things to Look for in a Merchant Cash Advance Provider
12 DEC 2013
Spending Growth Slows Despite Strong Holiday Retail Sales
Shoppers were more modest in their spending at the beginning of November, but by month’s end they were ready to take advantage of holiday deals.