Acquirers can capitalize on the fact that consumers no longer have to pay interest on their credit card purchases. more »
Apple Pay is poised to foment a technology revolution that could force acquirers to rewrite the job descriptions of their salespeople, says a prominent ISO chief executive. more »
Apriva has added data analytics and business management tools to its payments software for bank and merchant services clients, along with a Web portal where merchants can review consumer behavior. more »
Its no coincidence that Visa Inc. launched its new Visa Token Services the same day Apple unveiled its mobile wallet, according to Matthew Dill, the card brand's senior vice president and head of innovation and strategic partnerships.
Its time for the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council to work with acquirers to provide merchants with PCI in a box, says Stephen Orfei, the councils new general manager.
Apple Inc. has officially unveiled Apple Pay, a mobile payment system in its upcoming line of smartphones and its smartwatch, using a model that involves legacy payment companies but adds a new spin.
Apriva says it has future-proofed its services for ISOs by connecting to a digital currency gateway and developing a universal POS application.
As the acquiring business becomes increasingly complex, its more important than ever for ISOs to recruit, nurture and retain the best independent sales agents, a new study shows.
The Backoff malware that has attacked point of sale systems at hundreds of businesses may accelerate adoption of EMV "chip and PIN" cards and two-factor authentication.
Theres a consensus in the acquiring industry that long-awaited changes in payments technology are bound to take place. But how and when will those changes will occur?
Merchants are still using pedestrian passwords that crooks can easily break, security company Trustwave has found.
Nows the time for ISOs and agents to convince mom-and-pop merchants to adopt loyalty schemes, experts say.
Global Payments has agreed to enable its clients to accept digital currency in a move that may attract international shoppers to brick-and-mortar merchants.
ISOs and agents can create a profit center by getting the word out to merchants about the need for tokenization.
Brick-and-mortar merchants want POS systems packed with software that helps manage the entire business on the same device they use to accept payments.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has scuttled a list of merchant categories that it said warranted heightened attention from processors.
CardConnect has developed a one-stop merchant portal that combines authorization and settlement data to help retailers track and manage transactions.
Mobile devices like tablets and smartphones are helping retailers increase profits, boost productivity and reduce costs.
Operation Choke Point, the federal governments initiative to use the payments industry to thwart merchant fraud, is forcing ISOs to cope with lawsuits, subpoenas and uncertainty.
LOMBARD, Ill.The Justice Departments Operation Choke Point is making life difficult for certain types of merchants by intimidating the payments industry into denying transaction services, say's the ETA's Jason Oxman.