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Merchants Must Use Qualified Integrators/Reseller (QIR) Professionals

May 2, 2016 9:46:54 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in EMV, Skurla's is QIR Certified, QIR, QIR Certification, Accepting Credit Card Payments


With all the talk about EMV, PCI  and Security requirements have taken a back seat when talking about accepting credit cards at a business.

Did you know that any merchant installing a PA-DSS (payment application should be using a company that is a PCI-certified QIR professional?   The Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) is the global security standard created by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC). 

 An acquirer will not be allowed to board a merchant as of March 31st 2016 if they are not installed by a QIR.  (An acquiring bank, or acquirer, is a bank or financial institution that processes credit or debit card payments on behalf of a merchant.)

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