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Durbin’s Interchange Amendment passes into Law with HR 4173

Durbin’s Interchange Amendment passes into Law with HR 4173

On July 21st 2010 President Obama signed into law, Barney Franks Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010.  The purpose of the bill is to protect American consumers from abusive financial practices and create accountability and transparency in our financial...

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards and the Law

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards and the Law

PCI DSS continues to create questions for our merchants. Who created the standards? Are they law ? (very nice but do we have to?) who's enforcing all this stuff? and so on. The standards are developed by a security council comprised of the major card brands and most...

Mobile Merchant Accounts, P2P, Square and All That Jazz

Mobile Merchant Accounts, P2P, Square and All That Jazz

All of the December 2009 and January 2010 credit card processing industry rags are touting mobile payments as"the thing" in 2010.  Growth, applications, and opportunities are arriving rapid fire - and so we're going to try help our merchants sort it all out (I'm...

Ecommerce, SSL and SSL Certificates

Ecommerce, SSL and SSL Certificates

I've put this blog off - it can be confusing stuff.  But frankly, given the number of merchants involved in online sales or ecommerce - now's the time.  You need an SSL certificate if you sell online, supply a site log in, process sensitive data or simply want to...

Recent PCI DSS Breach Focuses on Merchant Responsibility

Recent PCI DSS Breach Focuses on Merchant Responsibility

Recent news that a group of restaurants are pushing a class action lawsuit against Radiant Systems - a Georgia POS vendor and it's Louisiana reseller for allegedly installing a non compliant POS payment processing program and POS equipment- brings culpability to the...

B2B Processing Growth Not Impacted By Economy

B2B Processing Growth Not Impacted By Economy

Kate Fitzgerald's recent article in Cards & Payments put some umph in recommendations that wholesale or business to business merchants give some serious thought to accepting credit and purchase cards for payments. It seems some major card issuers are seeing...

Payment Gateways – What Are They?

Payment Gateways – What Are They?

The payment gateway is a secure financial service that can route the funds from a businesses check and credit card transaction or sale to the same businesses bank account - my words. In more depth? the payment gateway facilitates the transfer of payment information...

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