HMS to provide recovery services for claimants in Visa/MasterCard class-action lawsuit

In 2005, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Visa and MasterCard by claimants who argued that the two credit/debit card providers were colluding in price fixing and anti-competitive practices. The case was settled in 2013, and the card companies agreed to provide compensations totaling $6.05 billion, reduced by 25% to account for exemptions and exclusions,…

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A new age of affordable POS

Point of sale systems are ubiquitous today. Restaurants, retail stores, online merchants, and even independent vendors all use them. Why? POS systems reduce labor costs, improve transaction accuracy, and allow merchants to integrate many features into one customer relationship management (CRM) package. For example, they enable gift and loyalty cards and facilitate personalized advertising. The…

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Online Poker in Delaware

On Tuesday February 25, 2014 Nevada and Delaware lawmakers  signed a landmark agreement to join the states together in online poker ventures, potentially increasing payouts for residents who gamble online. The Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement signed by Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada and Gov. Jack Markell of Delaware established a legal framework for the first authorized interstate…

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Here Comes CoinSummit!

Today marks the start of CoinSummit San Francisco, a two-day event ”connecting virtual currency entrepreneurs, angel and VC investors, hedge fund professionals and others who are looking to learn and network in the virtual currency industry.” CoinSummit will take place on March 25-26 2014 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.  Many in…

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The Doom of Mt. Gox

February was the month that the all seeing eye of the media turned its lidless gaze upon Bitcoin and the craggy peaks of Mt. Gox, the Japanese Bitcoin exchange site. Almost half a billion dollars went missing from Mt. Gox, the exchange was rocked, Bitcoin was scorched, and the site went bankrupt. The Official Merchant Services…

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Heartland Payments Sues Mercury

According to a story in the payment processing industry periodical Digital Transactions, Heartland Payment Systems Inc. filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday against Mercury Payment Systems LLC. The suit alleged deceptive pricing by Mercury allowed Mercury to lure scores of merchants — well, 30 — away from Heartland and attract prospects to Mercury that had been weighing…

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VeriFone Solution For Unattended Payments

Merchants who want to offer convenience to customers by providing self-service options often struggle with the dilemma of receiving payments without being in the physical location of their customers. Unattended payment solutions offers merchant services to collect payments securely from customers. VeriFone UX Solutions For Merchant Services VeriFone recently launched UX Solutions for unattended payments.…

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The Innovation Act

The Innovation Act – Protecting Businesses from Harmful Patent Litigation Speed and innovation have become crucial business tools of the communications age, but litigious patent trolls stifle innovation by filing questionable patent-infringement lawsuits. The Innovation Act of 2013 seeks to reduce the number of frivolous lawsuits and unsupported complaints by requiring greater responsibility from people…

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The iPhone and NFC issues

Apple’s Latest iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C Lack NFC Support, Market Setback Expected The sphere of influence of the iPhone apparently extends into industries that develop products for mobile payments. Mobile credit card processing and various merchant services, including various point-of-sale applications, are also influenced by Apple’s decisions. The close relationship between these technologies is…

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