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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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Lloyds Bank Credit Card Holders Can Use MasterCard’s Open Banking Connect

Lloyds Bank Credit Card Holders Can Use MasterCard’s Open Banking Connect The MasterCard Open Banking Connect service provides support for managing payments the right way. With this system, users can start a PISP or Payment Initiation Service Provider payment and pay off their credit card balances. The user can create a credit card bill through …

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MasterCard Takes Contactless Payments to the Cloud

The past few months, especially since the pandemic outbreak, saw rapid development in contactless payments. The rising need to accept or adopt the contactless or cashless payment modes was mainly in response to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Nowadays, more advanced and smarter technologies are being deployed across several mobile devices, mostly due to factors …

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The Best Credit Card Offers for 2020 and 2021

If you have a New Year’s resolution to get your finances in order, that may include finding the right credit card. If you have a high-interest card that doesn’t provide you with any rewards or benefits, you could be missing out. Here are the top credit card offers for the New Year. Discover-It Cash Back …

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MasterCard and AptPay Partner for Faster B2B Payments

MasterCard and AptPay Partner for Faster B2B Payments MasterCard and AptPay announced on Wednesday, August 19, the integration of MasterCard Send into the AptPay platform. MasterCard Send is a global push payments platform, enabling funds to be sent securely in near real-time into any payment card or account. AptPay is a Canadian FinTech company. The partnership allows …

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MasterCard’s Dispute Resolution Initiative

Mastercard is rolling out its new Dispute Resolution Initiative for payment processors and merchants that will bring many changes to how Mastercard chargebacks and transactions are handled. The initiative, which has a goal of improving chargeback outcomes and efficiency, will likely mean a more consistent process for merchants. The Dispute Resolution Initiative is being rolled …

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New FDA Regulations Affect Online Vape Credit Card Processing

It seems that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is finally beginning to crack down on the growing vape and e-cig industry, after it announced last year that all e-cigarettes and other vaping products will now be regulated in the same way as cigarettes are under the 2007 Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control …

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MasterCard Using Artificial Intelligence to Attack False Declines

One of the biggest problems for merchants accepting credit cards is not fraudulent transactions, but rather false declines. Certainly, credit card fraud is costly, but it’s estimated that merchants lose $118 billion due to credit card declines where the transaction is genuine and the customer is not over their limit. It’s estimated that 15% of …

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American EMV Adoption Marks One Year

Just over 12 months have gone by since the merchant services and credit card processing industry in the United States faced the historical EMV liability shift. October 1, 2015 was the big day. Switching to the Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) system has been a major responsibility in terms of installing terminals and educating shoppers …

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Fraud Costs Cut in Half Since the Introduction of EMV

Great news for the credit card processing industry: Just one year into the shift towards the Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) system in the United States, and counterfeit fraud costs have been slashed by just over 50%. According to a report issued by credit card giant MasterCard in mid-September, counterfeit fraud costs are being sharply …

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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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Online Poker in Delaware

On Tuesday February 25, 2014 Nevada and Delaware lawmakers  signed a landmark agreement to join the states together in online poker ventures, potentially increasing payouts for residents who gamble online. The Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement signed by Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada and Gov. Jack Markell of Delaware established a legal framework for the first authorized interstate …

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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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