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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Digital currency: trends, innovation and regulation

  • April 24, 2010

The shift from paper base to digital currency has been quietly transformative.   A panel of financial experts discuss digital currency, trends, innovation and regulatory policies to …

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Smarter Taxes

  • April 12, 2010

With tax day almost here, it seems appropriate to consider what the federal tax system is costing taxpayers in addition to the taxes themselves. 

Complying with the federal income tax code …

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Visa Payroll Debit Cards Speed Tax Refunds

  • March 31, 2010
Another big benefit of having your pay direct deposited onto a Visa payroll debit card is that you can use the same routing and account number to also file your tax return electronically and get your …

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Credit Scoring, not just for banks

  • March 28, 2010
Financial institutions use technology and credit scoring strategies to manage lending activity. Now businesses lending to their customers by extending trade credit are learning the value of adopting …

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Which is better for Mobile merchants? Touch Tone vs. iPhone

  • March 18, 2010
We are often asked to suggest processing solutions for mobile merchants. Recently more and more of those conversations are focused on payment applications for the iPhone. Much of the buzz can be …

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Payment security compliance deadlines and revisions announced

  • March 13, 2010
Merchants should be aware of the pending payment industry deadline of July 1, 2010 related to the Payment Application Data Security Standards (PA-DSS).

Effective July 1, 2010, acquirers must ensure …

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