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Bevel in Canada!


 December 12, 2017

Since we launched Bevel, by far the most frequent piece of feedback we received was: Bevel is great, but you need to make it possible for people outside the US to accept payments.

Starting today, Bevel is publicly available for use by any individual or business based in Canada. It’s the exact same Bevel that we offer in the US: instant approval, all major card types accepted, the ability to accept payments from anyone in any country, and simple, honest pricing, without any hidden fees.

We’ve been testing our service in Canada over the summer. We’re grateful to have received extensive feedback and help from companies including Authorize.net, and Shopify, all of whom have now been using Bevel for a few months. To them and our other beta users: a huge thank you.

In many ways, launching in Canada is a big step for us, going from 1 to 2 is often harder than going from 2 to n—but it’s only a small piece of what we have in mind. At Bevel, our extensive industry knowledge has allowed us to revolutionize the payment processing system, making working with us a seamless experience. We have one goal in mind which is to provide high quality service in a manner that is simple to use for an affordable price.

And so, to those who are not in the US or Canada: we want Bevel to support businesses and individuals anywhere in the world, We’re already working on the next set of countries.

To our friends up north: we’re very excited to work with you.




What Merchants Can Do to Keep Processing Safe


 April 19, 2017

Keeping payment card transactions secure is a shared responsibility. Merchants, credit card processors, card-issuing banks and the major card brands all have a role to play.

Visa provides the following suggestions for actions merchants can take to help make payments as secure as possible on their end.

Make the switch to EMV terminals.
EMV technology encrypts each transaction so the data cannot be stolen and duplicated on counterfeit cards, effectively reducing fraud at the point of sale. EMV terminals authenticate the card using the dynamic information contained in the embedded microchip. The cardholder validates that they are the owner of the card while the card is still in the EMV terminal, completing the dual verification process.

If you haven’t already made the switch to EMV at your business, you’re not doing everything you can to protect yourself and your customers from card fraud. Work with Bevel to identify which EMV terminals best suit your needs and budget. As an added bonus, many of these terminals are also NFC capable to accommodate your mobile wallet customers.

Merchants that choose a dual-interface terminal that handles both contact and contactless transactions can potentially qualify for Visa’s Technology Innovation Program (TIP) to reduce their annual PCI DSS validation requirements and associated costs.

Implement Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE).
P2PE technology eliminates account data from the merchant environment and encrypts sensitive cardholder data until it reaches an end point of secure decryption. Like EMV, this process makes the data useless to criminals.

Merchants should consult with their processors to determine the best solution for their business. Adopting a P2PE solution may also qualify them for TIP and provide a PCI DSS scope reduction.

Outsource the handling of e-Commerce cardholder data to a PCI DSS validated service provider.
Taking this step reduces risk exposure and costs associated with securing the merchant environment. It can also significantly reduce PCI DSS applicability for merchants who do not store, process or transmit cardholder data. Visa’s Global Registry of Service Providers provides a list of PCI DSS validated and registered service providers.

Bevel Payment Solutions consolidates a number of security solutions to help protect your business not only from fraud but from the crippling costs of a data breach. Protect your revenue, your customers and your reputation by taking a proactive stance to keep payment processing as safe as possible.




Multi-Currency Merchant Accounts


 February 23, 2017

There are several common scenarios in which a business can benefit from accepting international payments or multiple currencies. Most frequently, a domestic e-commerce or MOTO merchant might develop an unexpectedly large customer base in a foreign country. In another case, a large retailer or distributor may need to establish a payment channel with a foreign manufacturer. In a less common circumstance, a high risk business with an offshore merchant account may need to be able to accept, convert, and pay out locally in multiple currencies. All of these business types have equally valid needs when it comes to international payment processing, but the challenges they face can be very different. This makes it difficult to not only find a credit card processor that can handle multiple currencies, but to also ensure that the processor chosen is ethically operated and a good fit for the merchant’s business type.

Bevel’s robust, secure and scalable processing platform allows for efficient technology and compliance changes and provides advanced domestic, inter-regional and international credit card processing with convenient multi-currency options. You gain a consolidated view of all payments through our advanced online reporting tools. Reconciliation is simplified with consistent reporting and statements for all the countries where you operate.