How will Google Compete in Payments?

  • February 26, 2011
In a recent post Google Takes a Bite of the Apple a comparison is made between the payment system subscription pricing model of Apple iTunes at a 30% fee and Google’s announcement of its One …

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California merchants beware of ZIP code ruling

  • February 23, 2011
In California a ZIP code is personal identification information

In the case, Pineda v. Williams-Sonoma Stores, Inc., the California Supreme Court recently ruled that a ZIP code constitutes ‘ …

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A Guide to PCI Data Security and Compliance Requirements

  • February 18, 2011
PCI Data Security and Compliance Requirements

What is PCI?Specifically, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) prohibits the storage of the full contents of any magnetic-stripe, …

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Will debit card fee limits be delayed?

  • February 17, 2011
Stories like Congress May Slow ‘Swipe’ Cap Amid Regulator Concerns and Debit card fee limits hit a snag reported on yesterday's hearings where Congress and financial regulators discussed …

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Vantage Card Services Celebrates 15th Anniversary

  • February 16, 2011
Trusted since 1996, Vantage Card Services celebrates its 15th year providing payment processing and payment systems to merchants, businesses and community banks.

Today Vantage is honored to service …

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Recommended Reading for anyone looking to buy or sell Merchant Services

  • February 16, 2011
Wow! This post on TheBreakFreeProject.org titled 5 Deceitful Tactics Credit Card Processors Use To Get More Of Your Money really captures the very points Vantage has been making now for 15 years! …

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Email Phishing Scams Indicators and Best Practices

  • January 10, 2011
Email “phishing” scams utilize fraudulent emails that appear to originate from legitimate financial institutions, transaction processors or other business entities that routinely conduct …

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New Fees a Result of Regulation

  • January 05, 2011
According to The Wall Street Journal, banks are planning to introduce new fees on basic products like debit cards, ATMs and checking accounts in attempt to recoup revenue lost as a result of …

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Analyst Speculate on Impact of Fed's Debit Card Proposal

  • December 19, 2010
On Thursday, the Fed issued a proposal to set a price cap on debit card Interchange fees under new powers from the Dodd-Frank Act. Since then there has been much speculation on its impact. …

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Debit Card Chaos on Fed announcement

  • December 16, 2010
Breaking Payment Industry News – Fed announces Debit Card Rates and Rules for Comment

In a history making live webcast, the Federal Reserve Board announced proposed debit card Interchange …

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