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Has cash finally been replaced?

  • February 25, 2014

There have been several major shifts in the payment industry over the last decade. The use of plastic has increased, eCommerce has grown dramatically and mobile devices have started to gain a …

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MasterCard, Visa make strides to improve NFC adoption

  • February 24, 2014

Near field communication (NFC) technology has been generating headlines around the payment industry for some time. Its inclusion in the hardware of Apple devices has been rumored, but …

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EMV technology to be required by the end of 2015

  • February 19, 2014
Last week, this blog covered the fact that "Chip-and-PIN" technology was a focal point of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Executives from both Target and Neiman Marcus said they have plans to use the …

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What the Target breach means for the new PCI compliance standards

  • February 13, 2014

With the news of the security breach of Target's POS system and servers, as well as the ensuing investigation that found the malware used was linked to several other attacks last year, many …

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'Chip-and-PIN' a focal point during Senate Judiciary hearing

  • February 13, 2014
Last week, this blog covered the news that several retail executives and industry leaders would be heading to Washington to answer questions in front of a Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the …

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A long history: EMV and the Olympics

  • February 06, 2014

Tonight the world will come together and the focus will be on Sochi, Russia, and the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympics. While this is a joyous occasion, there are many reports about …

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Retail executives discuss POS breaches before Congress

  • February 04, 2014

Last week, we covered the interchange debate in Washington related to the anti-trust lawsuit against MasterCard and Visa. Now, according to CBS News, there is another point of sale …

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Examining the benefits of payroll cards

  • January 31, 2014
There are countless ways for individuals to be paid for their work. While it may seem like a straightforward process, there are several options at the disposal of both businesses and …

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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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