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Reminder: Hypercom Name Change

Host Merchant Services wants to take a quick moment to remind readers of The Official Merchant Services Blog, as well as its own merchants of…

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Industry Terms: Point of Sale

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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Merchant Services Assemble!

Today we’re going to take a flight of fancy with The Official Merchant Services Blog. It is Friday after all, and with a long holiday…

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Industry Terms: Card-Not-Present

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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MasterCard Site Tools

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog takes a close look today at card association juggernaut and industry titan MasterCard. A card association is a network of issuing banks and acquiring banks that…

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Industry Terms: Capture

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 Commerce Concerns

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog turns its tech-obsessed eyes once again to the Mobile Payment Solution sector. Recently, Host Merchant Services became fully mobile…

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HMS News: For Our Merchants

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog is just going to offer a quick update on some services Host Merchant Services provides directly for its current…

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Industry Terms: Interchange

  Interchange Interchange is a term used in the payment card industry to describe a fee paid between banks for the acceptance of card based…

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What to Do with $17 Million Every Day

The parent company of American Airlines announced this month that the company had lost $1.7 billion in the previous quarter. A quarter is three months and somewhere…

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Visa Investigation Update

On May 2 it was revealed by Visa CEO Joe Saunders that the credit card giant was being investigated by the Department of Justice for…

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Industry Terms: FANF

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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