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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New Health Care Reform impacts both IIAS and IIAS Exempt Merchants

  • June 28, 2010
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and/or Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) cards can only be used at drug stores or pharmacies that have implemented an IIAS system.  The IRS requires …

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Merchant Alert: Debit Interchange Regulation continues move forward

  • June 22, 2010
Update:   It's Official.  The financial regulatory overhaul bill finally became law when President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. …

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Durbin's Interchange gets more complicated

  • June 17, 2010
Senator Durbin's original Interchange amendment, inserted into the financial reform bill working its way through Congress now, would limit the amount of debit-card Interchange fees that Visa Inc. and …

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Why Visa and MasterCard Should Voluntarily Lower Interchange

  • June 15, 2010
Lately I’ve read many articles about Contactless and Near Field Communication (NFC) payments, the prospects for merchant and consumer adoption, bridge technologies and market trials. …

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Vantage provides wireless card processing at the Taste of Alpharetta

  • May 21, 2010
Steve Duby and Christina Pietro at the 2010 Taste of Alpharetta

Last week was the 20th Annual Taste of Alpharetta outdoor street festival.   The Taste of Alpharetta is the largest “ …

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Senate Adopts Amendment to Regulate Interchange; What should merchants do now?

  • May 13, 2010
The Interchange amendment to the financial reform bill, sponsored by Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL), was adopted Thursday night.  The measure gives the Federal Reserve authority to regulate …

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Should you consider a B2B Client Loyalty strategy?

  • April 25, 2010
Studies show that it costs five times more to acquire a new customer than to retain an existing one.  Loyal customers are more profitable, spending more and costing less to serve.   …

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