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. more »
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. more »
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? more »
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.
LOMBARD, Ill.ISOs and agents face a crowded, confused marketplace where some of the last hold-outs are now accepting cards for payments, according to Kevin Jones, president and CEO of Anovia Payments.
Clearent processed $4.4 billion in transaction volume last year, an increase of 61% over the previous 12 months.
BitPay, a Bitcoin merchant services provider, has launched a referral program to provide incentives to digital currency enthusiasts who sign up small merchants.
American Express network rules have deterred Discover from using lower interchange rates to lure more merchants, a high-ranking Discover executive testified in federal court.
U.S. consumers, whose use of revolving debt fell by more than 15% once the Great Recession hit, are finally re-embracing the credit card.
Optimistic predictions aside, many Americans remain unaware or even skeptial of paying with their smartphones.
The decision to deploy EMV chip-and-signature credit cards in the U.S., instead of the chip-and-PIN model common in other countries, has a lot to do with technology constraints.