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2016 payment trends - What's to come?

1/17/2016   category: EMV Migration
Now 2016 is here, and we have another exciting year ahead in payments. As the industry changes and new payment methods evolve, great opportunities are presented for independent sales agents. Now is the perfect time to capitalize on these opportunities and keep your merchants ahead of the curve. Here's a look at five top payment trends to watch this year.
First Data Launches Clover® Mini, The Future of Payment Terminals

6/17/2015   category: EMV Migration
ATLANTA, JUNE 16, 2015 — Unveiling the latest of its best-in-class business management tools for business owners, First Data, the global leader in payment technology and services solutions, today announced the launch of Clover Mini, the newest member of the Clover family of products.
Ready or not, PCI 3.0 is here

6/8/2015   category: EMV Migration
The deadline for PCI 3.0 mandatory compliance is fast approaching. If you and your merchants are compliant that's good news. The bad news: the odds are against ongoing compliance. That's why card data security needs to be a multifaceted undertaking.
MasterCard Brings Contactless Payment to the 2014 World Series

10/20/2014   category: Near Field Communication (NFC)
MasterCard is bringing contactless acceptance to ballpark food and beverage concessions at the 2014 World Series through a partnership with mobile technology leader MLB Advanced Media, enabling fans to make payments using a variety of NFC-enabled devices and services, including the newly introduced Apple Pay.
MasterCard And Zwipe Announce The Launch Of The World’s First Biometric Contactless Payment Card With Integrated Fingerprint Sensor

10/17/2014   category: EMV Migration
MasterCard and Zwipe have announced their partnership for the launch of the world’s first contactless payment card featuring an integrated fingerprint sensor. The launch of the card comes after a successful live pilot with Norway’s Sparebanken DIN, aligned to the Eika Group, as an answer to the complex challenge of providing a fast, convenient payment solution that does not compromise on security.
How Apple Pay will affect ISOs and the card brands

10/13/2014   category: Near Field Communication (NFC)
In the payments industry, we are always interested in profitability and the margins, and the wine industry is no different. A recent article in Wine-X magazine by Brendan Eliason, Assistant Winemaker at David Coffaro Winery, identifies the cost of making a bottle of ultra-premium wine. He breaks it down by the cost of the grapes, oak barrels, packaging (label, cork foil), bottling, overhead including utilities and marketing, and employee compensation. His total cost amounts to $28 a bottle.



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