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
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/30/business/30visa.html

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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Industry Watch: Terminal Retirements

  • April 29, 2009
Vantage would like to take this opportunity to remind merchants of pertinent upcoming PCI DSS mandates and impacts:

Effective July 1, 2010, acquirers must ensure their merchants use only …

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PCI DSS Resource: Prioritized Approach

  • April 29, 2009
The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has released a new resource for achieving PCI DSS Compliance.  This new resource is referred to as the Prioritized Approach and it …

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Proactive Accounting

  • April 22, 2009
Payment card processing expenses directly affect the bottom line profits of businesses.  Proactive accounting professionals can help their clients by introducing them to educational resources.& …

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Google Checkout moves to tiered credit card processing rates

  • March 11, 2009
Beginning May 5, Google Checkout's fees will transition to a new tiered fee structure based upon a merchant's monthly sales processed through Checkout.   While this new fee schedule appears …

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Peer-to-Peer Lending

  • March 11, 2009
Merchant Cash Advance proposes to lend money to merchants based on their credit card receivables.  However these lending options are very expensive.   Is peer-to-peer (P2P) lending an …

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More people go with Visa

  • March 07, 2009
In a new global ad campaign, Visa changes focus to the advantages of plastic over paper cash and checks.   Consumer perceptions of credit card brands has been trending negatively because …

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