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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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What is Interchange Plus Pricing in Credit Card Processing?

To increase transparency in the pricing of credit card processing, credit card processors offer interchange plus pricing, which is often compared to a wholesale processing fee. Under the interchange plus pricing format, businesses pay interchange fees and processing costs separately. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover charge the interchange fee, and a business’s credit card processor charges …

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B2B Payment Processing Solutions and Interchange Rates

B2B, or business to business, describes a transaction in which the customer is another business rather than of an individual. Whether it’s goods, services, or both, B2B payments include transactions such as purchasing supplies to do business, buying lunch for employees, or paying for travel expenses. Though the payment methods for B2B transactions are often …

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Interchange Plus vs Tiered Pricing

Interchange Plus vs Tiered Pricing No one wants to pay more than necessary for credit card processing, which can already eat into profits. When comparing merchant services, it’s important to understand how different pricing systems work. Many merchant account providers advertise very low fees as a teaser, even though most transactions do not qualify for …

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Trump to Repeal the Durbin Amendment

President Trump may be gunning to reform the Dodd-Frank Act, in particular one of the most contentious policies of the act: the Durbin Amendment. The Durbin Amendment—passed as a stipulation of the Dodd-Frank Act—allows the government to set price caps on fees for card transactions. Before 2009, interchange rates were set by banks and merchants …

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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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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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MCX, Paydiant, and the Battle Over Mobile Wallets

The mobile Internet revolution is rapidly changing the longstanding status quo in the payment processing industry. As more people purchase items with their mobile devices, the public is demanding more options and greater security from transaction processing companies. For many long years, big banks and processing companies like Visa and Mastercard faced little competition and were free to change processing …

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