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When It Comes to Financial Wellness, Who Do You Trust?

Posted by Brandes Elitch on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 @ 10:19 AM

Did you know that financial wellness — i.e. money — is the top cause of stress in the United States, and also the leading cause of stress in the workplace? Numerous studies from sources such as the American Psychological Association and the National Business Group on Health among others, show that many Americans feel that they are just one financial shock away from disaster. Does this include you?

A recent Pew survey found that about 66 percent of all American households will experience a financial shock next year. It could be the loss of a job, a cut in pay or working hours, a health crisis, a car breakdown, a plumbing emergency, or some other event that seems to come out of nowhere. Thinking about this can keep you up at night.

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Demand Drives the CrossCheck Guest Writing Program

Posted by Isabella Passey on Sat, Sep 30, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

In an era when inbound marketing has become a driving force in many sectors, CrossCheck’s popular blog is attracting widespread attention by publishing nearly 15 articles each month to over 3,400 subscribers. The fully-optimized articles and primary web pages at have prompted an overflow of requests for guest submissions that inspired the formation of the CrossCheck Guest Writing Program and associated landing page in December 2016.

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CrossCheck's Top Free Check Processing Guides For Merchants

Posted by Maria Shayna Tzouvelekis on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 @ 04:00 PM

For 33 years, CrossCheck has partnered with merchants throughout the US to guarantee checks and offer payment solutions catered to the special needs of each vertical. Last year, we revealed CrossCheck's most popular content in 2015 and this year we're presenting our top free check processing guides. These mini publications offer sales tips, industry insights and an introduction to payment processing for the benefit of all merchants.

With so many in-house resources to choose from, we narrowed the selection to our most popular guides and organized them by industry. Happy downloading! 

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The History of CrossCheck in the Payments Industry

Posted by Maria Shayna Tzouvelekis on Wed, Jun 22, 2016 @ 01:00 PM

The year was 1983. The Police and Phil Collins dominated the music charts; Sally Ride became the first American woman to visit space; and down on Earth in Petaluma, California, a new payment processing company took its first breath. Founder Timothy LaBadie named it “CrossCheck.”

The firm was established on the premise of improving existing payment processing services for merchants. While operating a record store, LaBadie received a pitch for a check guarantee service. Not being satisfied with the approach that was presented, he gathered a dynamic team of people and created a business model based on the concept of Standard Check Guarantee. Thirty-three years later, what began as a basic necessity for businesses has morphed into customized payment processing for businesses in virtually every industry.

The continued success of the company can be attributed to many factors, including CrossCheck’s attention to customer needs as well as the company’s adaptability during a time of digitalization.

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Confirmation Bias and the CrossCheck Value Add

Posted by Brandes Elitch on Mon, Mar 28, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

First impressions are very important. Sociologists say when we meet someone, we form an impression about them in the first eight seconds, and once that happens, it is difficult to change. It turns out that we are creatures of habit, and you could say habits rule our lives. This is probably a good thing because the habits we develop early in life give us a construct to evaluate fact from fantasy and truth from fiction. Hopefully they allow us to make rational decisions based on evidence, not emotions.

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CrossCheck Exhibiting at ETA's Transact16 in Vegas - April 19-21 - Booth 619

Posted by Brandes Elitch on Fri, Mar 18, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Every April, the Electronic Transactions Association, known as the ETA, holds its annual conference. This is the Main Event for people working in the payments industry. You can see the agenda at the Transact16 conference website and register to attend. The show is typically held in Las Vegas every other year, and this year it returns to Mandalay Bay April 19-21. Last year it was in our backyard, San Francisco. It is the ultimate networking opportunity for anyone in what used to be called the credit card industry, but also has multiple seminars on current topics in “Payments,” as well as a very large trade show floor, which is challenging to cover in depth in the time available. 

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Tags: Travis Powers, Electronic Transactions Association, Brandes Elitch, Dave Siembieda, CrossCheck, Payments

The Art of CrossCheck - Part Two

Posted by Kevin Walli on Sun, Feb 07, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

This is Part Two of a two part series exhibiting the fine art that exists on the walls at the CrossCheck corporate office in Petaluma, California. You may look at Part One here. Enjoy!

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CrossCheck's Most Popular Content in 2015

Posted by Maria Shayna Tzouvelekis on Thu, Jan 21, 2016 @ 07:00 PM

CrossCheck celebrated 32 years of success in 2015 and the excitement continued all year long online. Join us as we recap the year's highlights and unveil what others found most interesting, readable and shareable about us!   

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The Art of CrossCheck - Part One

Posted by Kevin Walli on Tue, Nov 03, 2015 @ 03:59 PM

When walking the halls of the CrossCheck office in Petaluma, California, you are treated to a display of some of the world’s greatest artists. CrossCheck owner, art aficionado and fine artist himself, Timothy LaBadie, is the curator of this eye-catching collection. Timothy’s creations are paired with prints and original work of artists as diverse as Salvador Dali, John Lennon, Keith Haring, and Miles Davis, to name a few. Enjoy Part One, and when you're done, check out Part Two

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What CrossCheck Is Not - Not Hockey Hits, Mtn. Bikes, nor Insecticide

Posted by Brandon Weaver on Thu, Nov 20, 2014 @ 10:49 AM

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