THE PAYMENT TECHNOLOGY PODCAST
Educational Information for Business Owners & Merchants
If you own a business and process credit cards and you want to find out about the latest trends and technology for businesses this is the podcast for you!
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Learn about new rules, regulations, and laws that affect business owners.
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Find out about specific solutions and software for your industry or business.
Learn about the latest technology for payment processing solutions.
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B2B Vault: The Payment Technology Podcast provides educational information for business owners about merchant services and the technology surrounding them. Allen brings 20 years of merchant services industry experience. He shares insights, knowledge, and essential updates regarding payment processing and FinTech. Some of the covered subjects on the podcast are Cryptocurrency, How to accept cryptocurrency, E-commerce, Security, Fraud Solutions, New Payment innovations, how payment technology can help you run your business. We also cover products and services and talk about specific business types. We also cover what is going on in congress with laws that can affect business owners and taxes. Payments have been innovating for the last 20 years since I have been in the business. Still, in the previous 3-5 years, there has been a lot of changes, and FinTech is here, and we talk about how to bring FinTech to your business and how to let consumers who are your customer pay the way they want to pay – we call that the consumerization of payments.
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Significant Changes are coming from Visa and the Card Brands!
Starting April 15th 2023: Visa and Card Brands are changing the rules.
- What you need to know as a business owner:
- Don’t get caught with your pants down – you must pay attention to this.
- The scary news is surcharge is changing to 3% from 4% – should you worry about that?
- Numerous programs say – to pay 0% for credit card processing and pass the fee to your customers.
- Which program you use is the question you need to ask.
- Some companies give their program a name, and some do not.
- Also, what signage do you have at your business or on your invoices?
- Which program are you on?
- Cash Discount?
- Non-Cash Adjustment?
- Dual Pricing?
- What does your signage say at your business?
- Get a discount when you pay with cash?
- Do your receipts and or equipment show cash price and credit price?
- Everyone needs to check and see if you need to update your equipment, program, and signage before April 15th; all processors are ready.
- Do you need new technology? Are you ready to make a change?
Today technology is the driver that makes our lives easier, helps us run our businesses, and more!
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Educational information for business owners
Allen Co-Founded Nationwide Payment Systems Inc. in 2001, with the plan to sell credit card processing services and equipment to merchants in the South Florida area and provide concierge-style service for each client. Quickly the company grew to 1000 plus clients and we have clients all over the United States.
The entrepreneurial bug started early in Allen’s life as comes from a family of business owners and learn about business from early age behind the cash registers at his father’s clothing stores in Miami. Later going to Culinary School in Atlanta and being a Chef, then an Executive Chef for Metro Hotels in Dallas, Texas running food and beverage operations in Hotels. In 1992 a move back to Florida and opened a restaurant, catering company, and consulting group.
After gaining a couple of years of experience selling merchant services, Allen Co-Founded Nationwide Payment Systems, the company started and quickly grew, products were added, processing banks and the company became laser-focused on technology that would help merchants. Along with that came a focus on hard-to-place businesses that many banks did not want to work with.
With 20 plus years of experience in merchant services, Allen is bringing his knowledge to this podcast, you can also connect with Allen for consulting projects by clicking the button below.
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Why Listen To Us?
We will be bringing you a variety of podcasts, about the payment processing and FinTech Industry. Bringing you news, changes being made by the card brands, product knowledge, industry solutions. These are shorter podcasts that are 4-6 minutes. We will also be bringing you some longer podcasts where we are going to into detail about important business issues, interviews, and bring in guests to talk with Allen about a variety of subjects. This is a podcast to help business owners understand more about credit card processing and merchant services works.
20 years of experience in the industry
Allen has 20 years of experience in the industry, he has signed up thousands of different businesses of all types – from low risk to high-risk and everything in between
Listen to a serial entrepreneur
Allen is an entrepreneur, he has started several businesses – using bootstrap techniques, financing, self-financing and is experienced in negotiating deals of all types.
True student of technology
Allen is a student of technology and serves on several industry advisory boards, he is on top of all the rules & regulations about credit card processing as well as the latest technology and latest trends in payments and FinTech.
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Hear about breaking news – news stories that can affect your business -surrounding payments – there are a ton of bills in Congress right now that we are keeping an eye on!
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