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The Green Sheet, Inc.Breaking Industry News – Friday, July 19, 2019

MWAA 2019 explores changing payments ecosystem

More than 700 payments industry attendees convened July 16 to 18, 2019, at Chicago’s Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel for the 17th anniversary of the Midwest Acquirers Association Conference. A festive opening night party filled with games and cotton candy reflected a buoyant industry that continually adapts to changing trends in consumer behavior, regulatory initiatives and emerging technologies.

Keynote speakers and panelists examined integrated payments from multiple perspectives, from the technical aspects of software to strategic viewpoints and business models to the financial rewards of working with independent software vendors.

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The Green SheetOnline Edition – Issue 19:07:01

Privacy and social media: a delicate balance

By Dale S. Laszig

In a hyperconnected world of one-click checkouts and same-day deliveries, the race is on to provide seamless, frictionless commerce. Consumers share buying experiences and reviews on social media, encouraging or discouraging others who contemplate similar purchases. Merchants thank positive reviewers and beg critics for a second chance. Service providers bundle reputation management with processing, helping merchants engage with customers in the always-on, virtual marketplace.

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In this week's podcast Ben Trombley describes how his firm, Encytro, helps ISOs and MLSs grow revenues through a merchant data security and chargeback reimbursement program. Patti reports on the ongoing need to protect against POS hacks. And James offers advice on overcoming barriers to productivity and profitability.

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The universal language of currency

When international Massachusetts Institute of Technology student Iker Marcaide had trouble wiring tuition money overseas, he decided it was time to craft a new kind of international payments model. Two years later, Marcaide's inspiration resulted in the formation of Flywire, a money transfer business that was already proving it could process international payments for education institutions with less time, aggravation and cost for both payers and receivers.

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