Month: May 2012

Debit, Merchants and Durbin

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog jumps feet first into an update on everyone’s favorite payment processing industry-focused legislation, the Durbin Amendment. We’ve covered the topic extensively since the blog began. You can read the Host Merchant Services in-depth and official analysis of the legislations itself by CLICKING HERE. The legislation took effect October 1, 2011. …

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Data Breach News: Update

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog is updating its coverage of the Global Payments Data Breach. The news of this breach hit on Friday, March 30. At first there reports of a mere 50,000 cards were compromised. Then at the height of the frenzy it was reported that the number might be closer to 10 …

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Internet Security

Security is one of the defining internet issues of this decade.  While there is not one distinct body of law that governs a company’s rights and responsibilities, there are methods to prioritize compliance efforts.  This issue is relatively unique to the internet space since the laws and regulations that apply come from many different areas.  …

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Industry Terms: Chargeback

This is the latest installment in The Official Merchant Services Blog’s Knowledge Base effort. Well we want to make the payment processing industry’s terms and buzzwords clear. We want to remove any and all confusion merchants might have about how the industry works. Host Merchant Services promises: the company delivers personal service and clarity. So we’re going …

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