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Post by TheGildedCat on Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:54 pm

If you accept credit cards using a card reader (square, intuit, paypal, etc), you should be familiar with changes rolling out in October 2015 to US credit cards. Cards will now come equipped with a microchip which is harder to counterfeit, and you'll need a new chip reader.

Aside from a change in your card reader, there is a change in liability. Currently, if someone fraudulently uses a card to purchase goods or services, the bank is liable. After this change happens, if you didn't run the card with a new chip reader, your business could be out that money.

Yes, October 2015 is over a year away, but it's good to have a head's up on upcoming changes.

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Post by rthling on Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:21 pm

Thanks for the info!
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Post by Denise Cold on Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:03 pm

Thank you!
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Post by leapinglizards on Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:24 am

Yes AND more than likely, square will be charging for that reader if you are not a volume user- BUT I am sure they will keep it reasonable.

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Post by Morninglory on Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:45 am

Is volume determined by the amount per transaction or the number of transactions in a given cycle period, Anyone know? Also can the same reader be used for two separate business? Ex. My husband is a plumber and we are thinking about getting a reader for him, could I use it for facepainting as well and have the accounts separate while using the same reader but have the transactions combined count towards the "volume" requirement?

These are prob questions I have to pose to them but if anyone knows....
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Post by Kal on Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:51 am

Do you know if these new chip readers will be available before October 2015?
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Post by Doe on Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:09 pm

The current readers can be used for different devices, as you log into your account on the phone/tablet - the device only reads the card.

Edited to add: This is the time when you can use the word "dongle" with impunity - as the Square Reader is also known as the 'dongle.'
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Post by Forest-Fairy on Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:10 pm

good to know! Might effect Canada the same way, we'll see.
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Post by leapinglizards on Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:14 pm

And the answer is..... Square Reader for Chip Cards $29.00

Which is not bad. I think the Pay pal chip device with pin pad is like $79 in the UK so.... It's worth it.

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Post by Caswell Designs FP on Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:03 am

Interesting, and thank you for the info.
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Post by DJDANCEBOOGIE on Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:31 pm

Here is my web site https://djdanceboogie.renterval.com/ we take credit car on my web site will that change

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