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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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Special PCI Alert

  • July 23, 2010
A Special PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) Alert for Vantage clients.

This week the number of reported solicitations by phone and fax to our merchant community, …

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Visa Easy Payment Service Goes Into Effect

  • July 22, 2010
Effective October 17, 2010, Visa Easy Payment Service will provide a better framework for conducting certain low value transactions less than $25 without cardholder verification or the issuance of a …

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