New April 2012 Interchange and Card Industry Fee Changes

  • April 10, 2012
As you know, Vantage provides the most transparent, direct pass-through of the payment industry’s universally established Interchange, Assessment and Access fee schedules.

This April, a whole …

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Global Payments Reports “Unauthorized Access”

  • March 30, 2012
Global Payments identifies and self-reports unauthorized access into a small portion of its processing system limited to track 2 card data only (no track 1 card data, no names, no social security …

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Don’t Let Your Bank Hide Fees

  • March 28, 2012
Like his previous article discussing the merchant services industry, Michael Conticelli has done it again with a must read insightful report in the Ft. Myers Small Business Examiner titled “New …

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Vantage Launches New Merchant Services Portal

  • February 24, 2012
Vantage Card Services [+] is a new merchant services portal for our valued clients to track and redeem their Vantage Points Rewards, explore PayView reporting and trends and access Support Center …

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April 2012 Interchange Modifications Impact B2B and Small Ticket

  • February 15, 2012

Update 3/3/2011: MasterCard is creating new small ticket Interchange charge types as discussed below but NOT introducing new rates. MasterCard is implementing these new buckets for small ticket …

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MasterCard changes registration policy on limiting acceptance by card type

  • January 24, 2012
Effective immediately, registration is no longer required for merchants that accept MasterCard who choose to accept Debit MasterCard Cards only, Other Cards only, or both Debit MasterCard Cards and …

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Small Businesses are Missing Out on Debit Interchange Savings

  • January 16, 2012
In an examiner.com article yesterday titled “Merchant service providers are the real winners under new debit fee caps”, Michael Conticelli highlights that processors are not required to …

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Paycards better for unbanked than prepaid, traditional checking

  • January 10, 2012
A recent article “Why Banks Shun 30 Million Americans” makes the case that banks are uninterested in the unbanked and underbanked customer and that mega-retailers don’t offer much …

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Searching for the Best Merchant Rates?

  • January 04, 2012
It’s what all merchants are looking for; who doesn't want the “best merchant rates”? The real question for merchants is how to go about achieving this while avoiding the pitfalls of …

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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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