Open Letter from Ted Hardison, CEO, Vantage Card Services

  • January 10, 2009
As a merchant in these difficult economic times, you are looking for every way possible to cut costs and survive.  And there seems to be no shortage of merchant account providers soliciting your …

Read More

A Leading Merchant Services Provider

  • January 10, 2009
Just about every company today call themselves the “leading” provider of something (read almost any press release).  Many of the brochures and sales people you talk to promote their …

Read More

Alternative Financing Solutions

  • January 10, 2009
For 6 million small businesses operating in a struggling economy, these are anxious times.  We’ve witnessed the credit markets freeze, massive bailouts and the most far reaching reordering …

Read More

Before Merchant Rates, Negotiate Definitions First

  • November 22, 2008
Time and again we see a complex payments industry being made more confusing for merchants accepting credit and debit cards.  Examine the following examples.

As a consumer it is better not to …

Read More

Don’t Overlook Merchant Rate Savings from Cardholder Returns

  • November 09, 2008
Does your business provide a generous return policy?  If you do, one way to lower your bottom line costs of accepting credit and debit card payments is to look at your costs to process …

Read More

Vantage Card Services receives Small Business Standard of Excellence WebAward

  • September 22, 2008
Vantage Card Services was awarded the Small Business Standard of Excellence 2008 WebAward for its Merchant Rates Calculator tool.The Web Marketing Association names the best web sites in 2008 in its …

Read More

Do you display credit card signage?

  • September 07, 2008
Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express – some of the most recognized brands in the world - spend hundreds of millions on advertising every year to get cardholders to use their card to …

Read More

Fall 2008 Interchange Announcements

  • August 31, 2008
MasterCard, Visa and Discover have all announced changes to Interchange to take effect October and November 2008. 

Visa has announced a new Government-to-Government (G2G) program for government …

Read More

Google Knol - Shopping Merchant Account Rate Quotes

  • July 28, 2008
Check our post Shopping Merchant Account Rate Quotes on Google Knol for help on how to lower processing costs when accepting credit & debit cards.

ALL merchants large and small can get an …

Read More

Regulating Credit Card Interchange

  • July 25, 2008
The Credit Card Fair Fee Act (H.R. 5546) - creating an antitrust exemption for retailers allowing them to collectively negotiate agreements for the Interchange fees assessed on credit card sales …

Read More