The Big List of Payment Processors in USA and Canada

A contactless payment with a mobile phone

Payment processors in North America include companies that provide businesses with the ability to accept electronic payments from customers in both the United States and Canada. They allow merchants to accept payments via credit cards, debit cards, and other forms of electronic payments. There are hundreds of payment processors across North America. Some are only […]

Payment Processing for Plumbers and the Plumbing Industry

Payment processing for plumbers and the plumbing industry

The plumbing industry has seen a rise in the use of credit card processing as a means of accepting payments from consumers and businesses (B2B payments). Digital payments overall has increased, in particular since COVID. While some plumbers may still prefer to receive cash or check payments, there are several reasons why credit card processing […]

Top Pricing Tricks Used by Payment Processors

Top pricing tricks used by payment processors

We are here to help merchants reduce their credit card processing fees. It’s the core mission of TRC-Parus. The payments industry is tough to figure out when it comes to fees. There is no standardization and very little regulation on how payment processing is priced.  Unfortunately, this means that some payment processors take advantage […]

Payments Market Overview, Size, and Growth

Payments Market, Size, and Growth

You cannot talk about payments without talking about digital payments. Cash and checks are declining in use while digital payment forms are skyrocketing. The number of checks being written is dropping by 1.8 billion a year, and at that rate, checks would go away entirely by 2026. Checks may stay a little longer than that, […]

Should my business accept American Express?

Should my business accept American Express

As a business owner, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is which forms of payments to accept. American Express (AMEX) has over 100 million credit cards in circulation and is a widely recognized and accepted credit card, but is it the right choice for your business?  In this article, we’ll explore the benefits […]

The Best Debit Machines in Canada

The best debit machines in Canada and USA

Payment machines, also known as payment terminals, have been around since about 1960. Before they were actual machines, they were card imprinters and then they moved to magnetic stripes in the 1970s. They’ve evolved significantly over the past 60+ years and have become very common and reliable for payments. Payment machines now accept debit, credit […]

Credit Card Processing in the Construction Industry

Credit Card Processing and Payments in the Construction Industry

The number of contractors, architects, builders, and others in the construction industry that use credit cards for payments has increased.  It is an industry that, in the past, used a lot of checks and cash. Globally, cash and check use is declining at a significant rate, and the construction industry is part of that trend. […]

Interchange fees by country

Interchange fees by country in credit card processing

The growing use of credit cards is a global phenomenon. The internet continues to explode, the ability to have your credit card on your phone is becoming normal, and the fact that we were forced to stay at home for many months during the pandemic has all turned credit cards into one of the most […]

Moneris Competition, FAQ, Information, and Review

What is Moneris? Moneris is a large payment processor and acquirer based in Canada. It offers the full solution for businesses to accept credit cards and debit cards. This payments industry overview will give you more information on how payment processors and acquirers work. Is Moneris the largest payment processor in Canada? Yes, Moneris is the […]

Top Credit Card Processors in Canada

The Top Credit Card Processing in Canada

The companies that sit at the top of the pack for credit card processors change over time so it’s important to remain updated. Payment processing companies in Canada are known by many names: payment processors, merchant acquirers, payment gateways, and the list continues. This list focuses on payment companies that work directly with merchants to […]