Report: Only 37-percent of merchants are EMV ready

A February report by The Strawhecker Group — a payments consultancy — found that only 37 percent of U.S. merchants are EMV ready when it comes to accepting credit card payments.

EMV stands for Europay-Mastercard-Visa, and represents the small computer chip found on credit cards. Cards must be held inside the terminal when processing an EMV transaction rather than being swiped.

Click here to read The Strawhecker Group’s entire report.

An EMV deadline for non-fuel merchants went into effect Oct. 1, 2015. This deadline shifted the fraud for a fraudulent transaction over to the party that was not EMV ready, which in most cases is the merchant.

If you’re unsure whether your business is EMV ready, please give us a call. We can not only answer your question, but may be able to get you EMV ready and lower your credit card rates considering we have some of the lowest rates in the industry!

Come see us at the Harbor, Doyles, and Cash-Wa Trade shows


Premier’s trade show circuit continues this month. We’ll be at booth #723 at the Harbor Wholesale Trade Show March 17-18 in Tacoma, Wash., and we’ll be at the Cash-Wa Trade Show March 29-30 in Kearney, Neb.

We also will be at the Doyles Sheehan Trade Show May 13, 2016, in Couer d’ Alene, Idaho.

Not only will we be offering ATMs and ATM processing, we will also have a brand-new point-of-sale system. Plus, we are able to offer the lowest rates in the credit card industry!

Please visit our booth, and learn how Premier can make your business more profitable. We look forward to seeing you!

ATM TLS deadline is March 31

Any ATM on internet communication will stop working afterMarch 31 if it doesn’t have the right software installed and TLS settings enabled. This only affects ATMs processing over the internet. It does not affect ATMs processing over a phone line or cellular box.

For the past six months, we’ve been updating ATMs in our fleet to ensure software is up to date and TLS settings are enabled.

If you own an ATM that is processing over the internet, please call us at 855-764-2867 to ensure your ATM’s software is up to date. If not, there is a chance your ATM could stop working after March 31.