Happy New Year!

  • December 29, 2011
As we head into 2012 we want to once again take this opportunity to Thank You for choosing Vantage.

This year we blogged about some of the most pressing issues in the payments industry impacting …

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Follow Best Practices for Best Merchant Rates

  • December 29, 2011
As we head into the start of a new year, now is a good time to review your card processing procedures. Many of the highest Interchange rates result from transactions that downgrade for preventable …

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Small Business Lending Down; Demand Up

  • December 21, 2011
In the news this week were several stories about small business lending. In “Bank loans to small business fall to 12-year low” an analysis of FDIC data showed that the number of small …

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Vantage Powers Card Processing for Today Show Steals and Deals Clients

  • December 08, 2011
Congratulations to Vantage clients Moss Mills and Pure Fiber on their recent appearances on NBC’s Today Show as featured in Jill’s Steals and Deals. The Today Show segment "Steals and …

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Vantage Study Reveals Results of Fed Regulated Debit in October

  • December 02, 2011
Prior to new Fed rules, as required under the Durbin Amendment of last year's financial-overhaul law, debit Interchange was priced based on numerous factors such as: signature or PIN; card present or …

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Best Practices for B2B Ecommerce Include Level 3 Card Processing

  • November 22, 2011
The B2B buying experience is being transformed by ecommerce technology to resemble that of a consumer online shopping experience. B2B sellers have traditionally used their web presence as a brochure …

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2nd Annual Small Business Saturday

  • November 21, 2011
American Express is building on initial success with this year's 2nd annual Small Business Saturday® on November 26th. On one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year, Small Business Saturday …

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Banks steer customers towards credit cards

  • November 11, 2011
According to the latest data from Visa, more people are starting to use credit cards, not for the line of credit, but as they would a debit card. And this is just what the banks are hoping for.

Visa …

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Will Bank Transfer Day Impact Merchants?

  • November 03, 2011
News story after news story are reporting the same thing – a lot more of us are switching to credit unions and community banks. This spike in activity is being attributed in part to the scandal …

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Durbin’s Debit a Trick or Treat for Small Merchants

  • October 27, 2011
Merchant statements soon to reveal who gets savings from lower debit Interchange.

Next week, most merchants will get their first chance to see if they saved money on their card processing fees due …

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