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Autonomous Vehicles and the Future of Payments in a Connected Environment

  What are autonomous vehicles? Autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles are quickly increasing their global presence, with small-scale deployments and pilot programs happening around the world. Autonomous vehicles (AVs), also known as self-driving or driverless vehicles, have become a focal point for innovation as consumers increasingly rely on contactless payment and delivery options. Semi-autonomous vehicles have some autonomous features but are not fully self-driving. Semi-autonomous vehicles are classified as Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3, depending on how involved the driver of the vehicle must be. This article provides a basic overview of autonomous vehicles and connected vehicle payments. While [...]

By Rachel Gore|2022-03-28T09:46:58-04:00January 21st, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Credit Card Disputes and Chargebacks Threaten Merchant Profitability

It is not news that COVID-19 led to a rise in e-commerce as consumers shifted to contactless payment options instead of shopping in-store. The same held true for restaurants, where once common card-present transactions shifted to card-not-present transactions paired with contactless pick up and curbside delivery. This payment environment shift caused by the pandemic led to a significant spike in chargebacks for merchants of all types. Fortunately, there are steps that merchants can take to protect their interests and reduce their exposure to chargebacks. What are chargebacks? According to Mercator Advisory Group, a chargeback "can be understood as a reversal [...]

By Rachel Gore|2022-03-28T09:47:59-04:00January 6th, 2022|Tags: , , |

Sports Betting: A Risky Gamble or Winning Bet?

What is sports betting? Sports betting, or sports gambling, is when wagers are placed on the outcome of a sports game. There is nothing new about sports betting. In fact, it is thousands of years old, with ancient Greeks betting on athletic competitions and ancient Romans wagering on the outcome of chariot races and circus events. Of course, modern betting does not revolve around chariot races. Instead, sports bettors place wagers on amateur and professional sports including horse racing, soccer, tennis, football, baseball, basketball, boxing, and many more.   The repeal of PASPA The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), which took effect on January [...]

By Rachel Gore|2022-03-23T13:36:47-04:00November 10th, 2021|

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