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Interchange cap debated in Washington

  • January 30, 2014

The anti-trust settlement and ensuing quagmire of legal action involving MasterCard, Visa and several major retailers has garnered headlines when it comes to payment swipe fee regulations, …

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MasterCard releases new standards for payroll card systems

  • January 27, 2014

If you are a business owner who used direct deposit paycards as a way to pay employees, there is big news shaking up the industry for you to be aware of. 

According to a report by …

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Looking back at mobile POS systems on the iPhone's seventh anniversary

  • January 21, 2014

On January 9, 2007, late Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the stage for the Macworld keynote address and said "we're going to make some history together today." Ninety minutes later, he reached the …

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American Express added to anti-trust settlement appeal

  • January 17, 2014

The multi-billion dollar settlement that was reached last month between Visa/MasterCard and a number of U.S. merchants to end years of litigation is already in the appeal process.  …

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New lawsuit filed against Visa, MasterCard

  • January 17, 2014

The financial troubles for Visa and MasterCard when it comes to merchant credit card swipe fees continues to take some interesting twists and turns. Over the last month, things have picked up. The …

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Examining the current state of EMV adoption in the U.S.

  • January 12, 2014

With the deadlines for EMV adoption inching closer, the question of when it will accelerate continues to linger. Already prevalent in Europe and Canada, the use of chip card technology is slowly …

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Why businesses should ditch the cash register for a tablet

  • January 06, 2014

For small businesses to stay competitive in the current landscape, they are relying on the use of the latest technology. Not only are solutions like the cloud and mobile devices leveling …

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USPS deploys mobile commerce solutions

  • January 06, 2014

The impact of mobile technology on the retail industry is easy to see. Aside from consumers using smartphones to make purchases and compare pricing, merchants have put them in the hands of …

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Merchants should gift themselves mobile POS systems

  • January 06, 2014
Every merchant is in the middle of feeling the holiday rush that has only intensified over the last few weeks. With just a few shopping days left in the holiday season, lines are out the door, as& …

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Retail payment makes list of top job skills in 2013

  • January 06, 2014

When you consider what could have been the top skills in demand for the corporate world over the last year, there is good chance that the payment industry would not be on it. However, with the way …

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