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First ever Small Business Saturday

  • November 16, 2010
First came Black Friday, then came Cyber Monday, and now, American Express is launching the first ever “Small Business Saturday SM” on November 27th, the Saturday after Thanksgiving.& …

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US Firms Battle Late Invoices

  • November 01, 2010
According to the "Atradius Payment Practices Barometer" survey (http://www.atradius.com) cash flow management remains critical for businesses. 

Key U.S. survey findings:

Approximately 39 …

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VeriFone and PayPal team up

  • October 26, 2010
According to a TechCrunch post, VeriFone has announced that its PAYware Mobile App will be enhanced to support PayPal’s merchant acceptance application using VeriFone’s encrypted card …

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Bank Challenges Constitutionality of Interchange Regulation

  • October 17, 2010
As part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, the Durbin Amendment mandates the Fed to regulate debit card Interchange. TCF National Bank filed a federal lawsuit alleging the Durbin Amendment is …

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MerchantRates wins 2010 Small Business WebAward

  • October 08, 2010

Vantage Card Services was awarded the 2010 Small Business Standard of Excellence WebAward for its MerchantRates.com site. 

The Web Marketing Association is the producer of the WebAward …

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VantageB2B adds Level 3 Merchant Services Video

  • October 05, 2010
VantageB2B (http://vantageb2b.com) has added a three minute video presentation to help business-to-business and business-to-government enterprises learn more about  …

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MasterCard and Visa Settle Antitrust Case

  • October 04, 2010
Visa and MasterCard have agreed to new changes that will allow merchants greater flexibility to steer their customer’s payment choice.

The Dodd-Frank financial regulations signed into law in …

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Visa Adds Merchants Eligible for Small Ticket Interchange

  • September 15, 2010
Visa will implement changes to expand the CPS/Small Ticket program to all MCCs, except those noted below. This expansion is intended to facilitate growth for Visa and its members through increased …

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The Benefits of Paperless Pay

  • August 29, 2010
The recently signed financial regulatory overhaul bill named the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is expected to reduce the debit card Interchange fees used to support free …

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Merchant Card Acceptance changes under the Dodd-Frank Act

  • August 04, 2010
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act contains two provisions that impact card acceptance by US merchants:

Using discounts to incentivize preferred payment types

Setting …

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