How does Square compare?

  • June 06, 2011
At Vantage we market the VeriFone PAYware Mobile iPhone reader for mobile merchants who have the sales volume to support having their own direct merchant account. (How is that for a disclaimer?) …

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Visa backs Square with Investment

  • April 27, 2011
Last year Visa completed its acquisition of CyberSource (Authorize.net) for approximately $2 billion in cash to expand its online payment, fraud and security capabilities. Since then Visa launched …

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MasterCard announces Processing Integrity Fee

  • April 23, 2011
In October 2009, Visa announced a Misuse of Authorization System Fee of $0.045 per occurrence. Now MasterCard with the introduction of a Processing Integrity Fee will begin to monitor compliance to …

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Will debit only Interchange regulation back fire?

  • March 26, 2011
More evidence that the ill-conceived debit only Interchange regulation may back fire for small merchants this week comes from the MasterCard blog.

In a post, The Durbin Chickens Start Coming Home to …

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Banks change business models in response to regulations

  • March 15, 2011
New reports about ways banks will react to the Fed's proposal to cap signature and PIN debit rates continue to emerge.

According to the Wall Street Journal, U.S. banks are debating letting debit …

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Senate bill introduced to Delay Debit Interchange Regulation

  • March 15, 2011
Senate bill 575 calls for a two-year delay to Fed's debit Interchange regulation. A similar bill is expected to be introduced in the House. Senator Jon Tester (D) who introduced the legislation …

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Banks consider $50 cap on debit card purchases

  • March 14, 2011
With the pending government price controls on debit Interchange fees, as predicted, banks will find ways to steer customer payment choice to higher priced cards. One method under consideration is to …

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VeriFone calls Square's Credit Card Reader Unsafe and Reckless (Video)

  • March 08, 2011
VeriFone has published an An Open Letter to the Industry and Consumers bringing to the forefront the issue of mobile credit card processing security. 

At issue is the ability for criminals to …

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5 Small Business Concerns with Debit Interchange Regulation

  • March 06, 2011
Vantage has been following the merchant Interchange rate debate and commenting along the way here on the Vantage ViewPoint blog. And that viewpoint is from the perspective of the challenges our …

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MerchantRates.com Helps Small Business with Interchange Pricing

  • March 01, 2011
MerchantRates.com, a service of Vantage Card Services, was originally launched in December of 2000. For over 10 years now, MerchantRates.com has been providing instant merchant Interchange rate …

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