Be Sure to Keep Shift4's UTG Updated

Shift4’s Universal Transaction Gateway® (UTG®) makes possible much of what we do at Shift4. The UTG is a major factor in DOLLARS ON THE NET's speed, security, reliability, simplicity, and Shift4’s ability to take your POS/PMS out of PCI scope. Needless to say, it is a vital component and a piece of technology that we are quite proud of.

What the Intercharge Fee Settlement Means for Merchants

Many of you may be familiar with the Visa/MasterCard class-action case that just wrapped up in New York. For those who aren’t, here’s what happened: Visa and MasterCard were sued by several retailers and industry players in regard to interchange fees and discount rates. Merchants claimed the card brands were violating anti-trust laws and cooperating to rip off merchants.

Sound Off and Win a Trip to Vegas

Do you have a merchant bank horror story? Were you quoted an amazing rate on payment processing but ended up paying much more? Have you paid the price for their deception? Share your story at for a chance to win an expense-paid trip for two to Las Vegas (including flights, hotel, entertainment, and even a tour of Shift4 HQ, if you’d like to stop by).

Reno-Tahoe Open Recap

Shift4 Sponsors Reno-Tahoe Open Driving Range

You have probably noticed Shift4’s passion for golf and charity. We often share with you stories from our more notable charitable activities as well as our sponsorship of PGA TOUR players Ryan Moore and Scott Piercy, and the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Well, this year, we’ve added another golf event sponsorship to our schedule.

Security is Customer Service

Back in February, we published an article called Tough Love - Why Shift4 Standards Are So High. It explained the security reasons behind some of Shift4’s policies and how they benefit and protect our merchant customers – even though they are seen by some as an inconvenience.