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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 process payment cards of a specific brand, and along with Visa, MasterCard is one of the big wigs in the industry — Card associations Visa and MasterCard each comprise over 20,000 card issuing …

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A is for Acquirer

We’ve been working hard the past 7 months at The Official Merchant Services Blog to offer our readers a knowledge base — a place to come frequently to get clear and useful information about the payment processing industry. But we’re always looking to take things a step further. We want to offer more information and …

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