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For POS Push, PayPal Snags Big-Time Processors But Works to Woo ISOs As Well

The deals PayPal Inc. and Discover Financial Services disclosed last week with processors Vantiv Inc. and Global Payments Inc. are just the start of PayPal’s efforts to win acceptance at physical merchants. PayPal is also starting to woo independent sales organizations to help push its mark into potentially millions of …

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Residual-Based Lending Emerges As Funding Alternative for ISOs

A recent string of deals with processors to offer funding to their independent sales organizations has expanded Arlington, Va.-based startup Super G Funding LLC’s reach as a lender. Super G, which was founded in 2009 and has made loans totaling $10 million to about 80 ISOs, is one of only …

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ISOs, Processors Start to Prepare for a Future of Chip Cards And Mobile Wallets

With EMV chip card payments coming and mobile wallets using near-field communication already here, merchant acquirers are beginning to roll out their own hardware and software to handle the new technologies. This week, the big merchant acquirer Chase Paymentech introduced its “Future Proof” point-of-sale terminal and earlier this month, Merchant …

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Cover Story: Innovative ISOs

  What merchants increasingly want from an independent sales organization  is an all-in-one application developer, provider of business solutions,  and bundler of mobile and e-commerce data.  Forward-thinking ISOs are the ones that can tick off those boxes. By Peter Lucas Having difficulty figuring out the definition of an independent sales …

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ATM ISOs Sue Visa And MasterCard over Surcharge Restrictions

A trade group of ATM independent sales organizations on Wednesday filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. alleging that network rules illegally forbid them from imposing lower surcharges for ATM transactions that go over the rails of unaffiliated electronic funds transfer networks. Those anti-discrimination rules require …

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Merchant Maverick Sees Growth with Star-Rating System for ISOs

  The culture of ratings and reviews, so prevalent in the online world these days, has come to the business of merchant acquiring as a slew of sites has emerged to size up processors and independent sales organizations. Merchant Maverick, a 2-year-old site in Orange, Calif., takes the concept a …

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Where Are the ISOs?

Security Linda Punch Knowledge about the risk of a data breach is woeful among small merchants, as is understanding of PCI. ISOs could be doing more to help, and now there are signs that, finally, they are. For most small merchants, the independent sales organization is their first, and usually …

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Interchange Cuts, Legislation, And Dwindling Volume Top ATM ISOs’ Concerns

ATM network changes and legislation rank as the top worries of ATM independent sales organizations, while declining transaction volumes also keep many ATM ISO executives up at night, according to newly released survey results. Kahuna ATM Solutions, a Bloomington, Ill.-based ATM ISO that services smaller ISOs, commissioned the survey, which …

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ISOs’ Volume Shortfalls Trigger First Data Demands for Fees

In a move that could have a bottom-line impact for an untold number of independent sales organizations, First Data Corp. is sending letters to client ISOs notifying them they owe fees to the Atlanta-based processing giant to compensate for shortfalls in processing volumes. While it’s not clear how many such …

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New MasterCard ATM Rates Will Crimp Income for Banks And ISOs

Independent sales organizations and financial institutions that deploy ATMs have suspected for weeks that MasterCard Inc. planned to cut the interchange income allowed on withdrawal transactions on its Cirrus network, but now the total cost of the move is becoming clear. The hit to U.S. ISOs alone could amount to …

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