Visa Implements U.S. List of Registered Independent Sales Organizations

Vantage Card Services, Inc. is a registered Visa ISO.  Merchants can now verify compliance status on Visa’s U.S. List of Registered Independent Sales Organizations, available at

Many Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs) are unregistered.  The public nature of Visa’s new U.S. List of Registered Independent Sales Organizations will encourage banks and merchants to obtain information on ISOs to ensure a better understanding of their business partnerships.  Now that listing information is readily available to merchants, the hope is that fewer unregistered ISOs will be allowed to solicit merchants. 

In addition, the payment applications that merchants use and that ISOs sell, implement and support should also be on Visa’s list of registered third party processors that have validated compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).  The Visa Global List of PCI DSS Validated Service Providers has helped drive compliance with the PCI DSS and has served as an incentive for service providers to register with Visa to decrease risk exposure to the payment system.

by Ty Hardison

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