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The Costs of Card Payments

  • April 12, 2008
Charges fly over shops' credit-card - USA

The public debate continues over government regulation of the card payment networks built by MasterCard and Visa. 

With …

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Discover Network joins the Vantage Points program starting May 2008

  • April 02, 2008
We are pleased to announce more ways for merchants to earn rewards in the Vantage Points program, a unique merchant loyalty program. Starting May '08, merchants will earn one Vantage Point for each …

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Credit Card Fair Fee Act would regulate fees

  • April 01, 2008
Credit-Card Wars The Wall Street Journal: At the behest of a coalition of U.S. retailers, House Democrat John Conyers of Michigan and Republican Chris Cannon of Utah have introduced the Credit Card …

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Important MasterCard and Visa Interchange Updates

  • March 04, 2008
April 2008 Interchange Overview

Visa and MasterCard have announced Interchange modifications to become effective April 2008.


Visa is implementing an International Service Assessment (ISA) fee …

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Vantage Card Services Launches Trade Credit Express Service

  • March 04, 2008
Trade Credit Express is a business payment platform to outsource your accounts receivable administration and trade credit financing. With Trade Credit Express you are in a position to extend more …

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February 08 News Alert

  • February 14, 2008
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Important PCI Update

Effective January 1, 2008, Phase 1 of the Visa Payment Application Mandates stipulates that no merchant may be boarded that uses a payment application …

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Shopping Merchant Account Rate Quotes

  • February 01, 2008
It can be difficult to compare quotes from one provider to the next. The problem is that most merchant account providers quote a qualified “rate as low as” price then surcharge “non- …

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