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PayPros Deal Supports Global’s Strategy, But Not at Expense of ISOs, Company Says

  Global Payments Inc.’s $420 million deal to buy integrated payments-software maker Payment Processing Inc., or PayPros, is furthering its strategy as the payment processor looks to grow its direct sales, says a Global Payments spokeswoman. Atlanta-based Global Payments announced the deal Friday to buy the Newark, Calif.-based PayPros, which …

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Google’s NFC Move Hands New Opportunity to ISOs, But Much Depends on Carrier Reaction

Independent sales organizations and other acquirers could exploit Google Inc.’s move to decouple mobile payments based on near-field communication technology from a phone-based secure element, observers say. At the same time, much depends on how the mobile carriers, which have held tight control over the secure element, react to Google’s …

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Report: Acquiring Will Boast Robust Growth, But ISOs Must Change Tactics to Cash in

By John Stewart n The good news for merchant processors is that the U.S. acquiring market will turn in a robust performance over the next five years, growing at an average annual rate of 10.5%. The bad news, at least for acquirers that remain wedded to conventional terminals and conventional …

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VeriFone Launches a Tablet POS Platform for ISOs It Sees Getting Squeezed by Tech Vendors

By John Stewart n Independent sales organizations are starting to feel squeezed by technology companies selling tablet-based point-of-sale solutions to merchants, according to terminal kingpin VeriFone Systems Inc. So VeriFone on Wednesday rolled out a tablet-based platform for its resellers that they can price and market to their merchants. n …

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Acquiring: ISOs Enter the Age of Regulation

Linda Punch Time was, regulators largely left independent sales organizations and other acquirers alone. Now, with a trio of major enforcement actions, the Federal Trade Commission is showing how those days are over. For entities that play such a key role in the acquiring industry, independent sales organizations have led …

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Formed in Wake of Credit Card Settlement, Recovery Firm Uses ISOs to Sell Claims Service

With a federal judge’s crucial decision only weeks away, a company formed to help merchants collect their share of the massive credit card interchange settlement is recruiting independent sales organizations to reach eligible businesses. Baltimore-based Brownstone Recovery Group has signed up more than 10 ISOs so far, according to Scott …

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ISOs Watch Their Backs As Regulators Step Up Scrutiny of the Payments Industry

A growing feeling among independent sales organizations about more eyes looking over their shoulders came through Thursday at the annual conference of the MidWest Acquirers Association, a regional trade group. Jitters over the Federal Trade Commission’s lawsuits against ISOs that processed for allegedly fraudulent telemarketers to increasing worries about data …

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ATM ISOs See a Deposit Bonanza But View Card Networks As Obstacles to Innovation

  ATM owners and operators are thrilled about the new opportunities deposit automation and mobile devices are creating for their industry. They’re not so thrilled about the major card networks, according to survey findings released Tuesday by the ATM Industry Association, an international trade group of ATM independent sales organizations, …

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ISOs’ Authorization Costs Decline, But Other Processing Expenses Are on Their Way Up

  Good news for independent sales organizations: authorization costs continued their long-term decline over the past two years, according to a recent industry survey. Not-so-good news: clearing and settlement costs have stopped declining, customer-service costs are rising, and processors are eyeing new fees to generate revenues from ISOs. Omaha-based The …

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Isis Uses ISOs, Subsidized Terminals To Build Merchant Base for Its NFC Wallet

As it rolls out its service in Austin, Texas, and Salt Lake City, the Isis mobile-payments venture is teaming up with independent sales organizations and merchant processors to sign up merchants to accept its mobile wallet. One of those ISOs, Phoenix-based MobiSquad, currently has about 350 merchants in the launch …

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