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Different POS payment forms, including usd and bitcoin
Finance

THE FUTURE OF PAYMENTS│TECHNOLOGY TRENDS CHALLENGING CURRENT POS ARCHITECTURE

Written by William Dawsey Posted November 3, 2017

In this age of global commerce merchant services and payments providers must remain highly reactive to its ever-evolving tendencies, translating trends into progressive payment processing solutions and abandoning traditional POS architecture.


Businessman using mobile device on a desk with a laptop.
Finance

Enabling Web and Mobile App Connectivity with Microsoft Dynamics NAV

HTML5 | .NET Framework | iOS | Payments
Written by Pravin Vazirani Posted September 1, 2017 by Carolina

Client Overview

The client provides PCI-compliant payment processing solutions that allows their customers to process credit card, debit card, gift card, EBT, and check payments via their ecommerce sites using the client's gateway and offers a seamless e-commerce integration for Microsoft Dynamics NAV.


Close up of customer entering their pin while using an EMV chip card during checkout.
Finance

Overcoming the Top 5 Obstacles of EMV Adoption

Written by William Dawsey Posted August 31, 2017 by Carolina

EMV, also known as chip and pin technology, has gained a huge presence in the US in the last few years with thousands of merchants adopting EMV-compliant point-of-sale (POS) terminals and additional software for their businesses. Yet, many establishments remain on the back wagon of the great EMV migration.


Rising Fraudulent CNP
Finance

Rising Fraudulent CNP Transactions Will Cost CNP Merchants Billions

Written by William Dawsey Posted July 1, 2017 by Carolina

As the payments industry transitions into the EMV landscape to safeguard against credit card fraud, Card Not Present (CNP) transactions remain a popular channel for criminals to continue their delinquent actions. According to a new report by Juniper Research, a U.K.-based consultancy, merchants will potentially lose around $15 billion per year by the year 2022 to fraud. In the face of rising fraud, investing in fraud detection and prevention solutions can provide a significant return on investment and security.


mortgage crm
Finance

Mortgage CRMs: Making Mortgage Campaign Marketing Easier

Written by Rajat Khattar Posted June 26, 2017 by Carolina

All CRMs (Customer Relationship Management) have the same fundamental functions: automation, client data collection and analytics, and marketing. The functions that set them apart are those that cater to their unique purpose and industry. Mortgage CRMs are no different, with the software designed to help mortgage brokers run their front-end operations. The CRM enables lenders to keep detailed client data and maintain timely client follow up, as well as keeping proper contact and loan pipeline management to stay in control of their business.


mortgage workflow automation engines
Finance

Streamline Everyday Functions with Mortgage Workflow Automation Engines

Written by Rajat Khattar Posted June 15, 2017 by Carolina

A workflow is a series of steps that get work done in such a way that it automates business processes. Workflow engines allow for the configuration of the necessary flows, business rules, forms and reporting dashboards. A key component in workflow technology, it makes use of a database server, managing and monitoring the condition of activities, such as processing and approval of loan application forms, and determining which new activity to change to according to defined processes. The actions may range from saving application forms in a document management system to sending e-mail reminders to users and routing overdue items to management. Furthermore, mortgage workforce automation engines allow for the regulation and streamlining of the mortgage origination process.


Verifone Terminal Automation
Finance

Verifone Terminal Automation Application

Written by Pravin Vazirani Posted May 23, 2017 by Carolina

Overview

The client has been an established pioneer in the payment industry for over 18 years. Their network was formed with the intent to help businesses reduce expenses, improve efficiencies in the bill remittance process, and to create the easiest method and the broadest choice for customers to make payments. The client caters their services to industries like Utility, Municipality, Property Management and Health Care, and allows businesses to accept all sorts of payment types including cash, credit cards, checks, lockbox, and online bill payments. The objective of the application it to implement a payment flow developed for the Verifone VX-520 terminal.


Claims Data Transer System
Finance

Claims Data Transfer System for Software Development Firm

Written by Pravin Vazirani Posted May 23, 2017 by Carolina

Overview

The client is an established multi-million dollar software development firm with over 25 years of experience. As a privately held company, the client specializes in software consulting and building custom applications and software platforms for the insurance, accounting, legal, oil, and gas markets.


Pruvan white paper
Finance

CUSTOM WEB AND MOBILE APPLICATION FOR MORTGAGE FIELD SERVICES

Written by Pravin Vazirani Posted May 19, 2017 by Carolina

Overview

The client is a mortgage field services company with 30+ years of experience in the mortgage industry. They provide services in all 50 states in the U.S. and offer a variety of mortgage field services including several types of property inspections, delinquency interviews, property preservation, REO clean out, property rehab, and repair services.


bridg loan business
Finance

Custom Bridge Lending Application: A Client Success Story

Written by Rajat Khattar Posted April 27, 2017 by Carolina

Overview

The client is a real estate company dedicated to helping individuals and businesses have access to commercial real estate bridge lending opportunities. The client's management team uses their 40+ years of combined experience to provide chances for investors to participate in short-term commercial loans to certified borrowers. The client is also committed to ensuring their customers feel secure and stay well-informed throughout the entirety of the lending experience.

The Problem

The client wanted to develop an application that would facilitate the bridge lending process and give more control to users in terms of making a proposal a plan, choosing the investors and defining the total projected investment cost. The client also wanted application users to be able to assign investors to their project based on the amount they would be willing to invest. Additionally, the application needed to have the ability to manage legal paperwork and allow for contracts and other documents to be signed using an electronic signature.


EMV Compliance
Finance

The Great EMV Migration:The Struggle of Businesses in Becoming EMV-Compliant

Written by William Dawsey Posted March 07, 2017 by Carolina

Chip and PIN or Chip and Signature cards, depending on the authentication techniques used, are quickly phasing out conventional magnetic stripe credit and debit cards in order to comply with new Europay, MasterCard, and Visa (EMV) standards. Nearly a year and a half after the deadline, many businesses still are not properly equipped to accept EMV cards and they will be held accountable for any fraudulent transactions that happen in their stores as a cause of this.

EMV is already a standard in all major markets outside of the U.S. EMV payment cards contain a microprocessor chip that creates a unique, single-use code for every transaction and requires a Personal Identification Number (PIN) for validation. Traditionally, credit and debit cards that only had a magnetic stripe that stored unchanging information, making it easy for that data to be copied and used fraudulently.


Developing Field Service Applications for Mortgage Professionals
Finance

Developing Field Service Applications for Mortgage Professionals

Written by Jim Garlock Posted November 3, 2015 by Carolina

By the end of 2014, RealtyTrac.com reported that 1.1 million properties in the United States had undergone foreclosure proceedings. That number, which is rather unsettling, represents the lowest figure that the market has seen since the housing market bubble burst in 2006. With millions of properties needing to be serviced, mortgage and real-estate professionals have been inundated with an abundance of labor intensive tasks. Hence, the necessity to be more resourceful and efficient has become paramount in order to maintain success. This presents a lucrative opportunity for software proprietors to capitalize on by offering field service management applications.


Developing EMV POS Solutions to Reduce Fraudulent Liabilities
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Developing EMV POS Solutions to Reduce Fraudulent Liabilities

Written by William Dawsey Posted April 10, 2015 by Carolina

The rapidly approaching EMV compliance deadline of October, 1st 2015 marks a liability shift to the least secure entity in the payments chain. To aid their customers in the quest to accommodate EMV standards, a transportation in-vehicle technology solutions company presented Chetu with the task to upgrade their Point-of-Sale (POS) offerings.They wanted EMV payment terminals with the applicable ISO standards to accept mag-stripe, EMV, and contactless card functions, programmed with all the appropriate AIDs and support for offline batch processing. Chetu's software solutions allowed this proprietor to offer secure and reliable POS terminals to adapt to the changing payments infrastructure


CFPB's TILA/RESPA Regulation and the Impact on Mortgage Software Development
Finance

CFPB's TILA/RESPA Regulation and the Impact on Mortgage Software Development

Written by Jim Garlock and Seth Burger Posted January 30, 2015 by Carolina

In the wake of the New Year, lenders are gearing up to adopt the latest protocols the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) enacted with the Truth in Lending Act / Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (TILA/RESPA) integrated disclosure rule. Dubbed "know before you owe", the revised document formats and accompanying regulations for closed-end credit transactions on real estate property will take effect Aug. 1st, 2015. The new policies put forth by the CFPB, in its fundamental state, consolidates the currently existing Good Faith Estimate (GFE) and Truth-in-Lending (TIL) disclosures into the "loan estimate" documents. The new loan estimate form must be prepared and sent to consumers no later than three business days after a lender receives the application information. Additionally, it unifies the HUD-1 and final TIL into the "closing disclosure" documents, which must be provided to the consumer three days prior to loan consummation. It is hypothesized that this will alleviate the overwhelming paper bundles borrowers receive when shopping for mortgages, and simplify mortgage disclosure documents to make it easier for the average consumer to examine, understand, and compare critical information such as costs of closing, payment schedules, and interest rates.


Mobile Payment Platforms
Finance

Mobile Payment Platforms: A Secure and Convenient Alternative to Traditional Payment Platforms

Written by William Dawsey and Seth Burger Posted October 10, 2014 by Carolina

With advances in technology shaping the way society conducts business, it comes as no surprise that the traditional way of making standard purchases has evolved throughout the years. Innovative technology in payment platforms has given way to the emerging trend of mobile payments. Mobile payment technology allows consumers to use their smartphones to complete payment transactions. This is made possible by the use of near-field communications (NFC) and/or quick response (QR) codes.

To make payments using NFC hardware, at the point of sale (POS), users touch their phone to a NFC device, and the phone sends secured payment information to the vendor to complete the sale. This hardware based technology requires both the consumer and the merchant to have NFC enabled devices. For those that do not have devices embedded with NFC hardware, quick response codes can be used to make payments. QR code applications can be downloaded natively to a user's smart device. At the POS, a barcode matrix made up of black and white squares is generated by the merchant. The user then opens the QR application and uses the camera to capture the code. Once captured, the user confirms the amount and the payment is completed. Vice versa, the user can generate a QR code using an e-wallet application, and it can be scanned by the merchant to execute a payment.


Merchant Portal for ACH Payment Gateways
Finance

Merchant Portal for ACH Payment Gateways – A Case Study

Written by Pravin Vazirani Posted March 26, 2014 by Carolina

Overview

The client is a leading direct ACH payment and paper check processor that provides businesses the ability to transfer funds into or out of a merchant's bank account. Up to this point, the client depended on a 3rd party agent to capture transactions from the merchant.

The client requested from Chetu the design and development of an in-house merchant portal to capture transactions directly from the merchant and integrated with their existing ACH payment gateway in order to process those transactions in real time.

Business Objective

By building an in-house merchant portal integrated with their ACH payment gateway, the client would minimize its commission costs and could offer advanced customization and reporting features to the merchant. The objective was to build a fully configurable and scalable merchant portal for white labeling that would allow the merchant to submit transactions to be processed by the client's payment gateway and provide the merchant a response in real time.


Why You Should Go For Your Own Payment Gateway
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Why You Should Go For Your Own Payment Gateway?

Written by Pravin Vazirani Posted January 17, 2014 by Carolina

A payment gateway should allow you to accept payments quickly and easily. The key component of any payment gateway is to process transactions securely and keep your customer's money and data secure. A secured payment gateway helps you gain the trust of your customers so they are willing to make transactions. A custom payment gateway may require a greater initial investment in terms of time and money, but this custom solution will dramatically help in growing your business.


Choosing Between Payment Gateway & Payment Processor
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Choosing Between Payment Gateway & Payment Processor

Written by Pravin Vazirani Posted August 8, 2013 by Carolina

Quite interestingly I have seen “Payment Gateway” and “Payment Processor” being used as interchangeable terms.

It would be worth noting that the “Payment Gateway” and “Payment Processor” are two completely different entities in the card payment industry world.

What is Payment Gateway?

Payment Gateway is an application service provider that authorizes payments for businesses, online retailers or traditional brick and mortar.

In simple terms a Payment Gateway can be thought of as an interface between merchants and payment processors. The Payment Gateway accepts payment request from merchants and forwards this to payment processor for further processing.


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