Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, August 18, 2014 6:03 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The online shopping giant’s latest foray into payments could benefit consumers.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:12 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The company is launching a new version of its credit card reader so its merchants can accept EMV chip cards.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 2:34 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The startup is launching a cash-advance program for businesses using its credit card readers.

Friday, May 16, 2014 11:51 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Payments startup Square has launched a new service that allows merchants to gain direct feedback from customers … via digital receipts.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 5:12 pm
By JessicaSanders · Bankrate.com

Small businesses today have more credit card processing options than ever. Here’s a basic breakdown of systems for making sales and collecting retail data.

Friday, January 20, 2012 4:39 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

In the race to turn cellphones into credit card readers comes a new app that does just that. Card.io unveiled a mobile application that allows cellphone users to accept credit card transactions by taking a picture of a credit card with their phone and sending a receipt by email to the card’s owner. The app

Thursday, November 17, 2011 3:08 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Thanks to a tiny white plastic credit card reader, some Salvation Army bell ringers will be doing more swiping than jingling this year. The charity — known for its red kettles and bells during the holidays — is testing out Square, the mobile credit card reader, in San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas and New York. The

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 4:31 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

The little Square plastic reader that could is hitting the big time after retail giant Wal-Mart said it will carry the mobile phone credit card swiper in its stores. That’s good news for the thousands of micro business owners — from crafters to bake-sale moms to at-home wedding cake creators — who turn away potential