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Welcome to the Leap Payments blog. The top source for credit card processing and merchant service news. From terminals to new laws, we cover what is most important for merchants.

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Shopify Targets CBD Merchant Accounts for Closure

Although CBD has been rapidly gaining support and even legalization in certain states, it still has not been accepted by mainstream financial institutions. Mainstream, all-in-one payment processors are using their clout in the credit card processing industry to devastate businesses in the CBD industry. There have been many instances of companies going completely out of […]

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Intuit Closes Thousands of Firearm Merchant Accounts Across Country

In the wake of recent mass shootings, the push for stricter gun reform has reached new heights. One of the most shocking recent developments in the ongoing battle over gun control is the unexpected shut down of firearm merchant accounts and gun shop credit card processing services.  Gun Merchant Accounts Shut Down Gun merchants from coast […]

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No Signature Required: Merchants Look to Remove from Receipts

In an age of instant commerce, credit card companies are looking for ways to compete with one-swipe technologies. One surefire way to shorten the checkout lines has already been implemented by AMEX, Discover and MasterCard – no signature required. Visa is joining the “signature not required” club, meaning that the speed of credit card processing […]

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High Risk Merchant Account For Your Business

What Are Merchant Accounts? Merchant accounts are a type of bank account that businesses use to accept payments via debit or credit cards. Merchant accounts are established by agreement between an acceptor and a merchant acquiring bank for the purpose of settling credit or debit card transactions. Payment processing firms are also often party to […]