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Durbin Hits, Fight Escalates

Retailers may have won the right to debit fee caps for now, but banks are raising fees and pointing the finger at merchants, while some lawmakers look to repeal the interchange caps. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. The long awaited Durbin Amendment went into effect on Oct. 1, capping interchange fees well above the 7-12

Is Big Oil Losing its Drawing Power?

For many, many years the power of the Big Oil brands was indisputable. They owned the refineries, the stations and the credit card networks to boot. While my father was an Exxon dealer and jobber for more than 30 years I distinctly remember seeing Shell and Texaco credit cards lying around the house. In those

TransFS Launches Credit Card Processor Directory

Transparent Financial Services (TransFS.com), a marketplace for businesses seeking financial services, has launched the TransFS Credit Card Processor Directory, the first comprehensive Web site through which businesses can research, rate and review credit card processors. In the past, researching the quality of a new credit card processor required a business owner to conduct hours of

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