Month: August 2012

Alert: New Phishing Scam

The Official Merchant Services Blog wants to alert its readers to a new fraudulent phishing e-mail scam that is going around the internet. Authorize.net, one of the leading providers of payment gateway services, has received reports that an e-mail is being sent to merchants. The e-mail claims to be from Authorize.net, but is actually a …

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Discover On Discover Expires

Today the Official Merchant Services Blog is bringing you a breaking news update for a program we hyped and ballyhooed back in 2011: The Add Discover on Discover Plan. Merchants who were enrolled in the program will begin to come off of it starting on September 1, 2012, forcing them to once again pay interchange …

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Industry Terms: NABU Fee

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 to take some …

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Changes to Interchange Fees

Breaking News from The Official Merchant Services Blog: MasterCard and Discover have announced interchange increases and modifications to take effect October 2012. Specific association modifications such as these are beyond the control of payment processors like Host Merchant Services. They come directly from the big card associations themselves. These changes affect all merchant card processors …

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Discover Teams Up with PayPal

The Official Merchant Services Blog continues to shine its spotlight of educational information directly on the Mobile Payments Industry. This bristling business sector keeps creating buzz among payment processing persons as well as overall economic assortments. One minute people are predicting hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue will get generated by consumers embracing the …

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Industry Terms: Merchant Cash Advance

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 to take some …

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What Brand is Your Wallet?

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog keeps examining the rapidly growing payment processing sector of Mobile Payments. With an never ending stream of deals being made by startups and established companies developing the latest gimmicks and technology to bring mobile payments and mobile wallets to the average everyday U.S. consumer driving the marketplace, it’s easy …

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Industry Terms: Discount Rate

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 to take some …

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Industry Terms: CVV

This is the latest installment in The Official Merchant Services Blog’s Knowledge Base effort.  We want to make the payment processing industry’s terms and buzzwords clear.  We will eliminate any and all confusion merchants might have about how the industry works.  At Host Merchant Services, we promise to deliver personal service and clarity.  So we’re going …

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Industry Terms: Debit Cards

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 to take …

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