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  18 C&P's 2007 Best in Payments Awards
  Cards&Payments has launched Best in Payments, a series of awards to be presented annually that recognizes excellence in leadership, marketing, product innovation and technology implementation. Award winners were selected from among dozens of submitted nominations. The winners received their awards during SourceMedia's Card Forum & Expo in April.
  6 Editor's Note
  Automatic Bill Payments Create a Big Pain
  Industry News
  8 BofA Bid to Buy LaSalle Draws Dispute
  A Dutch court freezes ABN AMRO's $21 billion deal to sell its LaSalle Bank subsidiary to Bank of America, ordering ABN AMRO to let its board decide whether other offers may be better for the company.
  10 Lawmakers Push Privacy Bills
  U.S. lawmakers have introduced a variety of bills that would require companies, government agencies and merchants to report data breaches.
  11 Nontruncation Leads to Suit
  Lawsuits filed in Chicago allege that various merchants put too much credit card information on receipts in violation of a 2003 law.
  12 Debit Card Report
  Ownership Change Brings Uncertainty
  First Data, Discover and Metavante, each of which owns an EFT network, all have announced plans that will change who calls the shots. If one decides its network is not a core business and puts it up for sale, could MasterCard make a play?
  16 Prepaid Trends
  Prepaid Cards: A Good Match for Mobile P2P Payments?
  Interest is growing to enable consumers to send funds to other individuals using cell phones. Prepaid cards may help fill the infrastructure holes.
  24 Merchant Payment Trends
  Merchants Use Loyalty to Help Propel ACH-Based Payments
  More merchants are looking at ACH payments as a means to reduce rising costs to accept debit and credit cards.
  30 Card Update
  Issuers are Still Waiting for a Commercial Card Boom
  Card networks and issuers have created sophisticated systems to enable, control and track spending on commercial and corporate cards. Now if they could just get more companies to use them.
  40 Afterthoughts
  Pricing of Rent-a-BIN Deals In Acquiring Needs Reviewing
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