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Trends in Mobile Credit Card Processing for Fall 2021 and 2022

Over the last 12 months, almost every retailer felt the need to shift from the in-store traditional payment methods to the new-age digital methods. Businesses have also understood that this shift has a vast scope – it is not just a momentary reaction to the prevailing coronavirus pandemic, but a long-term trend. IBM’s U.S Retail …

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Room for Improvement: Commercial Cards in 2017

The year 2016 was not exactly a breakthrough period for commercial cards and other payment tools available to the competitive business-to-business sector. According to research recently published by the Professional Association for the Commercial Card and Payment Industry, B2B credit cards and virtual cards are gaining corporate acceptance, but they are not quite ready to …

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Wal-Mart sues Visa

The swipe fee antitrust lawsuit that The Official Merchant Services Blog has been covering for a few years now has an update: Wal-Mart, accusing Visa of excessively high card swipe fees, is suing Visa for $5 billion. The action by Wal-Mart is being taken because Wal Mart opted out of the settlement of the class …

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Swipe Fee Suit Ongoing After Fairness Hearing

A $7.25 billion settlement relating to credit card interchange fees continues to encounter stiff opposition from a number of major retailers and several significant retail trade associations. Case History The antitrust case against Visa, MasterCard and several issuing banks stemmed from a dispute relating to the percentage of credit card transaction fees that retailers must …

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iCloud Keychain to Now Store Credit Card Data

Apple’s recent software update includes a new product called the iCloud Keychain. With the feature, consumers can save sensitive information in a secure online file. Specifically, Keychain will save passwords and credit card information for all of their Apple devices. The program also helps Internet users create safer passwords.  Given the new functionality allowing users …

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AlignCloud and HMS partner up

Host Merchant Services, an industry leading provider of payment processing and e-commerce services for small and medium businesses, announced a promising new partnership with cloud consulting firm AlignCloud. This partnership is the product of extensive research and collaboration and the bold new alliance  represents an exciting opportunity for customers to benefit from the combined expertise of …

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