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Education Can Defend ISOs Against Mounting Oversight of Payments
The regulatory winds swirling around acquirers and independent sales organizations are so swift, those who can't stay abreast of the changes are likely to get blown away.  more »
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Square will enable sellers to make daily bank deposits, adding another in a series of merchant-focused perks designed to diversify revenue streams and sweeten the company's appeal to businesses. more »
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Every product has a "sell by" date, and so should every independent sales organization. more »
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Every product has a "sell by" date, and so should every independent sales organization. more »
"We believe this is a key market differentiator," said M. Troy Woods, TSYS' president and CEO, of the capabilities TSYS has from buying TransFirst.
TSYS is beginning to integrate its $2.4 billion acquisition of TransFirst, an initiative the Columbus, Ga.-based processor hopes will substantially extend its ability to serve merchants in the high-pressure arena of multichannel commerce. more »
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The marriage of in-store shopping, online ordering and mobile commerce is happening just as fast for retailers as it is for consumers. more »
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When it comes to filling up at the gas pump and making other everyday purchases, consumers are forgoing cash and using credit cards and debit cards. Retailers are upgrading their systems to keep up with changing payment trends, which is driving demand for payment service providers. more »
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Vantiv had a specific vision in mind when acquiring Mercury Payment Systems two years ago to provide the ultimate playground for app developers to operate in a multi-channel world. more »
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The industry-led EMV Migration Forum is changing its name and expanding its focus to accommodate the myriad changes that are happening alongside the move to chip cards. more »
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Profits rose nearly 3% at Discover Financial Services in the second quarter thanks to solid loan growth and a one-time tax benefit. more »
"The fundamental challenge is that consumers today live in multiple channels, while retailers live in silos," said Vin D'Agostino, executive vice president of Verifone Services.
Verifone Inc. still faces challenges in certain aspects of its business, but the terminal manufacturer is learning with experience how to fit into the fast-changing world of omnichannel technology. more »
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Google will provide McDonald's customers in San Jose, Calif., this weekend with free burgers as a promotion for its Hands Free payment app at any of 47 participating restaurants. more »
Square Inc. spent six weeks in Portland, Ore. — a city with a strong existing base of micro-merchants — to transform it into one of the company's top U.S. markets in total Apple Pay transactions conducted with its card readers. more »
ISO&Agent's annual fact book is an extensive listing of the many ISOs, processors, trade groups and other key players in the payments industry. In this issue, we also take a look at the state of the EMV migration, and examine what can be done to make the process go a bit smoother.