Card machine PCI compliance is serious and important, if you’re taking card payments you’re handling sensitive financial data. Without the proper protection your customers could become victims of fraud and you can be left facing hefty fines.
That’s why every business that accepts credit or debit cards has to comply with PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). It ensures customer data is kept as secure as possible, which is of course important.
But PCI compliance can be a massive headache for small businesses. It's usually the owners responsibility and if you get behind with your compliance your card payments processor will charge you a monthly non-compliance fee, If you get it wrong you can ultimatley lose the facility to take card payments which could close your business down.
But there's light at the end of the tunnel. PCI compliance is a bit like the annual MOT for your car, it checks that it's safe to operate. Modern cars are generally safer and pass their MOT with minimal work, the newer smart credit card machines are the same. They're more secure and have higher encryption standards which means that the PCI compliance certification process can be significantly more staightforward. One of our panel of card machine suppliers provides an online portal where you can become compliant in less that 30 minutes whilst another removes the process entirely by doing it automatically for you.
So if you think switching to a smart credit card machine with easier PCI compliance sounds like a good idea get in touch here and you never know we might save you some money along the way too.
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