Insights

First Data Shows Upticks in Card Use — of all kinds

First Data Shows Upticks in Card Use — of all kinds

One the one hand, we like to tout February as a “second season” to attract shoppers, after the holidays -- what with Super Bowl weekend followed by Valentine’s Day. And then there’s Presidents’ Day weekend, with its traveling and “get away” plans. Add it all up, and...

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AVPS In Your Corner For Charge Disputes

AVPS In Your Corner For Charge Disputes

Suddenly,  there are news stories about credit card disputes everywhere. Fox Business had one about consumer complaints, but those aren’t the same thing. Or rather, we might consider charge disputes a subset of overall “complaints,” which could include everything from...

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A Guide to the Strawhecker Group’s Swipe Fee Graphic

A Guide to the Strawhecker Group’s Swipe Fee Graphic

The Strawhecker Group is an advisory/consulting group for us in the Payments Industry. And they’ve recently come up with a compelling infographic explaining swipe fees -- what they are, and where they go. We’re including it here, for your perusal, enjoyment -- and...

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Valentine’s Spending on the Rise

Valentine’s Spending on the Rise

A new survey by the National Retail Federation says that American’s will spend more than $18 billion on Valentine’s Day, making it one of our “spendiest” holidays, close on the heels of Christmas and Halloween. According to the NRF, the average outlay will be around...

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