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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Will Interchange Regulation Push 884 Troubled Banks Over the Edge?

  • February 28, 2011
Will government Interchange regulation push 884 banks on the brink of failure over the edge?

According to a BankInfoSecurity.com post, the number of banks on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s " …

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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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