Battle continues as small businesses fight to keep transaction fees low as promised in financial reform bill.
Store owners keep pressure on lawmakers to limit fees despite credit card companies’ efforts to raise them.
Business trade group rallying independent retailers to fight higher fees sought by banks and card issuers.
With consumers still wary of taking on more debt, new findings say debit cards (or cash) will be the currency of choice this Christmas.
There seems to be a strong push by banks and credit card companies urging small merchants to allow customers to make purchases by using their smart phones. And while the idea has taken hold in other countries, adoption in this country is lagging, largely because merchants are hesitant to spend on new technology in the […]
In a move seen by many as a boon to small business and a possible sign of things to come, the Vermont senate has voted to approve legislation easing credit card rules for merchants. The Burlington Free Press sayss the bill specifically would allow merchants to offer a discount to customers who use credit cards […]
The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishing Market is one of the biggest market expos of its kind. Retailers from all over the world converge on the even to order products, and in July, the event also featured a Retailer to Retailer Breakfast Seminar.
Visa announced it will be joining with the National Retail Federation (NRF) in an effort to reduce the storage of sensitive information in merchant payment systems, calling for the elimination of account information whenever possible.
The Credit Card Fair Fee Act of 2009 was the subject of a hearing of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee last week.
There is little spring optimism in the hearts of more than half of America’s small business owners, who see conditions for their businesses getting worse in the next six months, according to Discover Small Business Watch, Discover’s monthly check on the pulse of business. After some upward trends for most of last summer and into […]