MasterCard Beats Estimates on Price Increases

  • February 07, 2009
MasterCard Inc., the world’s second- largest credit-card network, rose the most in three months of New York trading after beating analysts’ profit estimates by raising the price of …

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Visa Reports Q1 Earnings

  • February 06, 2009
The first thing of note is that the report is based on a one quarter lag which means Visa is really reporting on the end of 2008, not Q1 2009.  While this better than expected quarterly report …

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MasterCard increases its fees by 270%!

  • February 03, 2009
In an upcoming April 2009 initiative, the MasterCard Acquirer Access fee that is currently in place and being billed at a pass through cost of $0.005 per authorization is being eliminated and …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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