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Wholesale Rates for your Merchant Account

  • June 24, 2009
I recently saw this ad posted June 23, 2009 on the Orange County Craigslist touting "Wholesale rates for your Merchant Account!"

The ad reads: "Wholesale rates for your Merchant Account!We meet or …

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Healthcare Merchant Account Scam Alert

  • June 23, 2009
Medical professionals should be aware of a scam currently being perpetrated by unethical merchant account providers. Outbound calls are being placed to medical practices accepting credit cards …

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Outsourcing Credit

  • June 21, 2009
Companies have long benefited from outsourcing.  Popular trends in outsourcing include the business services of payroll, accounting, tax, data entry, human resources, help desk, customer service, …

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Not all merchant service providers are created equal

  • June 16, 2009
We receive calls daily from agents inquiring about the Vantage program. Many of these calls have the same common theme. They go something like this recent paraphrased email exchange… …

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Interchange Bill Reintroduced in Congress

  • June 08, 2009
H.R. 2695, The Credit Card Fair Fee Act, was reintroduced with slight differences from its 2008 version.  The bill would grant limited antitrust immunity to Interchange rates negotiated between …

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myRealRate featured by Microsoft

  • June 05, 2009
myRealRate is making news on the official Microsoft Silverlight site

A showcase of next generation experiences using Silverlight, myRealRate allows you to compare your real …

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The PCI Compliance Fee Gouge

  • June 04, 2009
Just like everything else, a lot has changed since our original post on this topic on June 4, 2009.

Today the card associations require that all merchants regardless of size validate Payment Card …

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PCI 360 Education Program

  • June 02, 2009
The MasterCard Academy of Risk Management has introduced a complimentary initiative to raise awareness and promote the adoption of PCI. The program provides a holistic and informative platform for …

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The growing power of peer comparisons in finance

  • May 29, 2009
Two-thirds of the world’s Internet population visit social networking or blogging sites, according to a new Nielsen report. Social Media is changing how we interact with each other and is …

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GAO to Investigate Merchant Interchange Fees

  • May 27, 2009
According to The Washington Post, The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act that President Obama recently signed into law includes a provision to investigate the fees that …

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