Multi-Currency Conversion Notice: Effective March 14, 2016, upgrades will be made to Merchant Direct in preparation for the launch of Moneris’ Multi-Currency Conversion product and other products in 2016. With this enhancement, there will be changes made to some reports within Merchant Direct. To find out more about changes to come, please review the Merchant Direct Upgrades Guide. SHA & TLS In accordance with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, data transport encryption standards have been updated to new industry-wide standards for acceptable protection of data. Moneris will be migrating to Transport Layer Security (“TLS”) and Secure Hash Algorithm (“SHA”). TLS is a protocol used to encrypt the data between your payment gateway connection point and Moneris to ensure the security of data and SHA is a hashing algorithm used to sign digital certificates. For more information on SHA or TLS please refer to the National Institute of Standards and Technology articles at: http://www.nist.gov/itl/csd/tls-043014.cfm & http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/ST/hash/policy.html November 2015 Interac Mandates EMV Acceptance Notice: Effective December 31, 2015, Interac has mandated all point of sale (POS) solutions accepting Interac Debit in Canada must be EMV chip and PIN enabled. If your current POS device does not comply with this mandate, please contact Moneris at 1-866-319-7450 for assistance. Failure to comply by the December deadline may impact your ability to accept Interac Debit until an upgrade is performed. Thank you.