News
03.18.2019
FIS announces a $43bn acquisition of global card acquiring giant Worldpay Inc.

US issuer processor Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) has announced a $43 billion acquisition of global merchant acquiring giant Worldpay Inc.

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Blogs
02.05.2019
Risky Business: Payments in the Airline Industry

Payments in the airline industry is a risky business, and merchants need to act now to avoid hidden dangers in card processing contracts.

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Events
Merchant Card Acceptance Forum 2019 - Hosted by CMSPI - Registration Now Open

The MCAF is a unique opportunity to learn about the industry, share ideas and best practices, and hear directly from key supply chain stakeholders.

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News
12.04.2018
Visa and Mastercard Voluntarily Reducing Inter-regional Interchange Fees by More Than 40% in Europe

Visa and Mastercard are close to agreeing a deal with the European Commission to lower interchange fees charged to EU merchants accepting cards from outside the EU.

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Blogs
11.28.2018
Are Payment Costs for Merchants a Never-Ending Game of Whack-A-Mole?

As one fee decreases, another pops up to take its place. We highlight common errors (or moles!) we regularly encounter during a holistic card processing review.

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Blogs
11.27.2018
CMSPI announces upcoming merchant-focused payments events for 2019

Our team is busy planning some incredible events for you next year, so we wanted to let you know early so you can mark your calendar!

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Blogs
11.26.2018
Why Are Invoice Checks Important? - A Q&A with Head of Technical Consultancy, Alistair Matthewson

We caught up with our card processing and invoice audit specialist on why conducting regular invoice reviews is so important.

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News
10.24.2018
Secure Remote Commerce Specifications Have Been Released

On October 19, a draft of the technical specifications for Secure Remote Commerce (SRC) was released.

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News
10.19.2018
More Costly Network Fees Are Coming...

CMSPI estimates that network fee increases from Visa, effective in January and April 2019, are set to cost U.S. merchants $570m annually.

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Blogs
09.19.2018
Visa and Mastercard (maybe) reach $6.2bn settlement over swipe fee dispute

Visa and Mastercard have settled a long-running antitrust case brought by merchants over unfair swipe fees.

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Blogs
09.01.2018
Merchant Card Bans: To What End?

To have a long-term effect on credit card interchange fees across the board, regulation - rather than a merchant-wide ban on certain card types - will be necessary.

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Blogs
08.24.2018
Seven Reasons a Card Processing Review Could Save You Millions

7 (not so magnificent) reasons your MSC invoice may contain errors…

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