Articles tagged in Visa

04.13.11

Visa to Offer Direct Transfers to Credit Card Accounts

Samantha Eckles

Ten years ago, when PayPal first entered the payment scene, online shopping wasn’t very popular and few even considered the idea of transferring funds to one another without the use of a checkbook. Fast forward to 2009 where 44% of U.S. consumers made at least one online person-to-person (P2P). Looking forward, analyst firm Javelin Strategy & Research predicts that more

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02.16.11

Interchange Fees: What You Should Know

Samantha Eckles

Using debit cards is certainly convenient for consumers, but not quite as practical for business owners who lose revenue to due interchange fees. As a result small businesses might be forced to pass on these fees to their customers. Here is what you should know about interchange fees. click to enlarge

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05.14.10

Pay With Cash & Receive Discount as Senate Curbs Debit Card Swipe Fees

Stan Reybern

Tthe Senate voted 64 to 33, passing an amendment by Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois to curb fees imposed by VISA and MasterCard on debit card “swipe” fees.

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02.02.10

How Visa Corners The Debit Card Market With Fees

Stan Reybern

Debit cards are such an routine part of commerce these days that we seldom reflect on them. For most consumers, the 2-3 seconds it takes to swipe is about the only time they pay their debit card any mind at all.

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