Playing The System

I held off writing this email for many weeks now. I dread sounding like a condescending, finger-wagging, fear monger. But when I witness the aggravation and damage that business owners bring upon themselves day-in-day-out, I feel that I ..
Typing or Pecking?

Typing or Pecking?

Many moons ago I walked into my first job interview and seated myself across the CEO of the company.  This is how the interview went:   CEO: Do you know how to type?   Me: No.  (I grew up ..
How many hours a week do you work?

How many hours a week do you work?

168 hours a week!  Really? After getting my 75th reminder to say Parashas Hamon (before 9am!) I started thinking about just how many hours of our day/week we invest into "work".   Since the Depression, when free time ..
Card Declined

Card Declined

Here at Banquest Payment Systems we often get calls from our merchants asking why a specific credit card transaction was declined.  They entered all the information correctly and it still came back as declined.  Why?   Most ..
Credit Card Surcharging

Credit Card Surcharging

You’re about to give your credit card to make a payment when the merchant says, “Credit card transactions are an extra 3%.”   This is called a credit card surcharge. Though it’s annoying, there’s a reason merchants add ..
Charging your own card?

Charging your own card?

I debated with myself before writing this blog: is it really necessary?  Is there anyone out there that doesn't already know this information?   Unfortunately we and our colleagues in the payment processing industry deal with this ..