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Options to Enable EMV at the Pump

By: Bill Pittman, Senior Vice President of Petro Solutions – Originally published on Fuel Market News – The EMV liability shift deadline is April 16–17, 2021. What does this mean for gas stations? Barring a last-minute extension by the credit card companies, station...

Options To Retrofit Your Pump As The EMV Deadline Approaches

By: Bill Pittman, Senior Vice President of Petro Solutions – Originally published on Pennsylvania Petroleum Association News – Stations in Pennsylvania will have a busy period ahead of them as the EMV quickly approaches this month. According to the Conexxus survey...

Debunking the Excuses Not to Be EMV-Compliant

By Bill Pittman, Senior Vice President of Petro Solutions – Originally published on CSP Daily News – As we get closer to the EMV liability shift deadline of April 2021, I wanted to provide some guidance and education around the top concerns from station...

The Importance Of Diversity In Financial Services

November 25, 2020 – Originally published in Colorado Banker 2020 Issue 4 – By Andrew P. Russell, MAJ (Ret.) President, Sound Payments, Inc. Brian Rhonemus, CEO of Sanford Rose Associates Rhonemus Group With the recent chain of events across the country,...

A Focus on Fintech During Changing Times

By Andrew Russell, President of Sound Payments – Originally published on the American Bankers Association Industry Insight As we consider the impacts of COVID-19 on the financial industry, we are seeing even more of a focus placed on automation and finding ways...

Enabling EMV® at the Pump: You’ve Got Options

By Bill Pittman, Senior Vice President, Sound Payments Petro Solutions, Originally published on California Fuels & Convenience Alliance With numerous industry surveys released last year and this year, it is clear that stations are hesitant to upgrade their pump to...

Enabling EMV at the Pump – Why Act Now?

By Bill Pittman, Senior Vice President of Petro Solutions – Originally posted in the Summer 2020 PMAA Journal – The EMV liability mandate for pay at the pump has been extended six months to April 2021. This is the third extension and more than likely the...

Upgrading Your Pump for EMV – it’s Not so Scary

By Bill Pittman, Senior Vice President, Petro Solutions – Originally published in the WPMA Autumn 2020 Newsletter – There’s no doubt that we have faced some unusual months and the future as a result of impacts from COVID-19 is somewhat uncertain. We are...

Sound Payments in the Nilson Report

Originally published in the Nilson Report, August 2020 – Sound Payments will bring EMV-compliant card payments to gasoline pumps in the U.S. NRS offers a POS platform to gas stations, liquor stores, and tobacco shops. Sound Easy Pump adds EMV card acceptance...

Sound Payments Petro Solutions Partners with Freedom Electronics

Working to Enable EMV at the Pump for More Stations – JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (September 1, 2020) – Sound Payments, a multi-channel technology company and Freedom Electronics, a provider of parts for fuel dispensers, point of sale systems and automatic tank gauges,...

Sound Payments and NRS Announce Partnership

PRESS RELEASE: JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (August 6, 2020) – Sound Payments, a multi-channel technology company and National Retail Solutions (NRS), a subsidiary of publicly traded IDT Corporation and a leading provider of a Point of Sale network plus NRS PAY credit card...

Contactless Society – COVID 19 Long Lasting Effects

Published in The Arkansas Banker – by Cesar Rivas, National Sales Director, Sound Payments Banking Technology Solutions – It has been a few months since the initial impact of the virus on the world. One of the longest lasting impacts of this crisis will...

Leadership in the Financial Industry

Published by the American Bankers Association – By Andrew Russell, President of Sound Payments –  Leadership is many things to many people; however, the universal agreement is that Leadership is not about you, but how one could help others achieve their...

FinTech Innovation and AI

Published on the American Bankers Association Industry Insight – by Cesar Rivas, National Sales Director, Sound Payments Banking Technology Solutions – In recent years, FinTech has become a buzz word which refers to technology developed by companies...

Sound Payments Launches Sound POS 9-month Business Recovery Program

Fees Waived for Three Months, Discounted 50 Percent for the following 6 Months – JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 30, 2020) –Sound Payments announced today the launch of a 9-month recovery program to support partners and businesses affected by COVID-19. The technology...

Options for EMV at the Pump

By Bill Pittman, Senior Vice President of Petro Solutions – Originally posted in on digitaltransactions.net and Digital Transactions February Issue – The deadline for converting gas stations to EMV is fast approaching, and this time there won’t be an...

The Petro Industry: A New Opportunity for VARs

By Bill Pittman, Senior Vice President Petro Solutions – Originally posted on RSPA Historically POS systems have been complex with different hardware and software that all had to be installed and configured correctly to all work together. But things have been...

Another Way to Achieve EMV Compliance

By Ray Prothero, VP Products & Programs, Petro – The convenience-store industry is less than 10 months away from having to comply with the latest credit-card security standards at fuel pumps. By Oct. 1, 2020, gasoline retailers must integrate chip-enabled...

Report from VISA: Attached targeting the POS at the Pump

From VISA Security Alert November 2019 – In August and September 2019, Visa Payment Fraud Disruption (PFD) investigated two separate breaches at North American fuel dispenser merchants. The attacks involved the use of point-of-sale (POS) malware to harvest...