MasterCard helps push EMV standard in U.S. market

  • January 23, 2013
The payment industry in the United States has been much slower to adopt recent technologies than the rest of the world. A perfect example of this is the deployment of the EMV standard. In many …

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Mobile providers look to incorporate EMV

  • January 23, 2013
The use of mobile devices as a POS terminal is a growing trend in the retail and small business world. For some time, Apple's retail stores have been using iPods and a specially designed application …

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2013 to be the year of mobile payments

  • January 22, 2013
The way that merchants can accept payments seems to be growing at an exponential rate. Cash and credit has been joined by mobile applications, EMV systems and near field communications (NFC) …

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Mobile payment market to reach 90 billion annually in 2017

  • January 22, 2013
In New York City last week, Retail's Big Show 2013 - the National Retail Federation (NRF) convention and EXPO - was held, which features many innovations on display that could play a part in future …

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Visa MasterCard Change Surcharging Rules

  • December 30, 2012
As part of the Merchant Class Action Litigation Settlement, Visa and MasterCard will make changes to their merchant acceptance practices.

Visa and MasterCard will change their rules effective …

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Visa, MasterCard Settlement Order Appeal Rejected

  • December 11, 2012
Upon preliminary approval of the largest antitrust settlement ever at $7.25 Billion, the end is nearing for the Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation battle now in …

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Swipe-Fee Settlement Wins Preliminary Approval

  • November 13, 2012
As expected, the federal judge has now granted preliminary approval of a $7.25 billion class-action settlement in the Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation case …

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Hurricane Sandy reminds small businesses importance of disaster preparedness planning

  • October 29, 2012
With Hurricane Sandy bearing down across the east coast, small businesses are reminded of the importance of disaster preparedness planning. And direct deposit paycards are an important part of any …

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IRS Merchant Services Tax Reporting Mandate

  • October 11, 2012
According to the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, beginning on January 1, 2012, Acquirers in the electronic payments industry were required to report credit card payments to the IRS.

In …

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Vantage a proud sponsor of Small Business Saturday 2012

  • October 09, 2012
American Express’ Small Business Saturday is scheduled for Saturday, November 24, 2012. Small Business Saturday falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and is dedicated to driving sales to …

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