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PCI Considerations for Hospitality and Retail

PCI Considerations for Hospitality and Retail

As credit card and digital wallet purchases replace in-person, paper and coin currency transactions, a company’s ability to support these technologies will become key to customer satisfaction. This is especially true in the hospitality and retail sectors, which are among the most heavily…

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Texas Passes Tax Rebate for Local Music Venues

Texas Passes Tax Rebate for Local Music Venues

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law a bill to help music venues in the state by providing partial tax rebates from the tax collected from alcohol sales. SB 609 created the “Texas music incubator rebate program” to help music venues and music festival promoters that bring live music to…

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Your SAQ and You: Common Misunderstandings in PCI Self-Assessments

Your SAQ and You: Common Misunderstandings in PCI Self-Assessments

The following article has been revised on April 12, 2022 to reflect updates to PCI DSS 4.0.

Growing businesses that accept credit cards are likely to be required to submit a Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) and Attestation of Compliance (AOC) for Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance…

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Key Programs to Help Restaurants and Hospitality Businesses Recover

Key Programs to Help Restaurants and Hospitality Businesses Recover

“Update: Registration for the application portal for Restaurant Revitalization Grants will begin on April 30, 2021, and the Small Business Administration will open applications on May 3, 2021.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially difficult for restaurants and hospitality businesses…

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Secondary Costs Mount for Business Interruption Losses Due to Pandemic

Secondary Costs Mount for Business Interruption Losses Due to Pandemic

Both “essential” and “non-essential” businesses are experiencing the impact of COVID-19 on their operations and bottom line. Business owners are looking to their commercial property insurance policy as a means of minimizing or recovering revenue shortfalls by filing COVID business interruption…

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