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Industry Terms: EMV Cards

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…

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Don’t Call it a Comeback

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog is here to update our readers on the latest development in the  lawsuit against Visa Inc., MasterCard Inc. —  the largest antitrust settlement in U.S….

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Global Data Breach: Update #3

For today’s installment of The Official Merchant Services Blog, we are bringing you the most recent developments of the now infamous Global Payments Data Breach….

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Industry Terms: Near Field Communication

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….

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Mobile Payment Options

Yesterday, The Official Merchant Services Blog reported that the Mobile Payment market was predicted to expand exponentially over the next few years. Analysis by research…

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Keepin’ it Mobile

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog brings an update on Mobile Payment Technology. The Mobile Payments Technology sector has been the topic of overt optimism…

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The Big Cash Comeback?

Today, The Official Merchant Services Blog is going to tackle a big picture topic in the world of credit card processing. Two weeks ago there was…

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Hello From HostingCon!

HostingCon2012 is in full swing, and Host Merchant Services is in the thick of the action. Here’s a picture from today: That’s our very own…

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Industry Terms: Cloud Hosting

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….

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HMS will be at HostingCon 2012

HostingCon 2012 is right around the corner. And The Official Merchant Services Blog is pleased to announce that Host Merchant Services CEO Lou Honick will be there…

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Industry Terms: Transaction Integrity 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….

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FANF Reminder

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog wants to review the details of VISA’s new Fixed Acquirer Network Fee (FANF). On April 1, 2012, Visa began…

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HMS Partners with ServInt

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog has learned of a new partnership agreement between Host Merchant Services and cloud hosting services provider. With HostingCon 2012…

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Industry Terms: Loyalty Program

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….

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Industry Terms: Gift 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….

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