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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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10 questions to plan your payment acceptance strategy

  • May 07, 2009
Often entrepreneurs give little thought and wait until the last minute to address the issue of how they will collect payment.  Without the proper research, they fall victim to unfavorable …

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Google Knol - The Bottom Line on Merchant Rates

  • May 01, 2009
Vantage has contributed a new Google Knol titled "The Bottom Line on Merchant Rates". 

Today it is a near necessity for most small and medium-sized businesses to accept credit card payments.& …

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When will next generation payment technology arrive?

  • April 29, 2009
While the payments industry is trying to improve security measures around the existing mag-stripe technology, its inevitable that an entirely new technology will be needed.  Right now the focus …

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Visa Beats Forecasts

  • April 29, 2009

Visa posted better-than-expected quarterly earnings Wednesday as the credit card network increased prices and cut expenses. The company also …

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Interchange & Access Fee changes

  • April 29, 2009
While minor adjustments have been made to the Interchange fees that issuing banks earn; the real story this spring are changes to fees earned by MasterCard and Visa. Beginning in April 2009, …

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