Month: January 2013

Better Than Cash Alliance explains why cash alternatives are more advantageous

Better Than Cash Alliance explains why cash alternatives are more advantageous

Last week, the Better Than Cash Alliance hosted a breakfast at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, several members of the organization from different nations laid out arguments for the benefits that using credit cards and electronic payments offer the world’s “poor and unbanked” population.

How to reduce fees on your business and avoid raising them on your customers

How to reduce fees on your business and avoid raising them on your customers

Previously in this blog, we discussed a proposed settlement in the class-action suit brought against MasterCard and Visa from thousands of merchants in the U.S. One of the conditions under that proposal would allow for businesses to charge consumers additional fees for making purchases with credit cards in order to offset high processing and additional fees.

Card transactions expected to near quarter trillion mark by 2016

Card transactions expected to near quarter trillion mark by 2016

In years past, people typically carried more cash with them than today’s generations do. This is not the result of a change in the distribution of wealth, so much as it is a paradigm shift in how consumers go about making purchases.

Former NYC restaurant employee arrested for stealing credit card info

Former NYC restaurant employee arrested for stealing credit card info

Business owners do their best to hire responsible and trustworthy employees, but unfortunately people don’t always live up to expectations. Threats to your customers’ credit card information can come from outside or they can come from within, making reliable payment processing software that much more important.

Promotional offers are made easier with versatile payment processing software

Promotional offers are made easier with versatile payment processing software

Promotional offers are a great way for businesses to gain traction with consumers and boost their company profiles. A perfect example would be the current partnership between MasterCard and the national book reseller chain Barnes & Noble.

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