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Lead Story

Holiday season warrants new pursuits

News

Industry Update

Congress gives interchange reformers luke warm reception

VeriFone addresses PCI enforcement confusion

First Data STARs with PayPal

Visa prefers data-field encryption

Encryption debate heads to court

Payments a strong presence at the AFP

Features

A virtual RDC roundup

Research Rundown

Selling Prepaid

Prepaid in brief

What is stored-value?

New alternative takes flight

Top 15 tips for gift card success

Views

War of words over interchange heats up

Patti Murphy
The Takoma Group

Education

Street SmartsSM:
Don't let distractions hobble your business

Jon Perry and Vanessa Lang
888QuikRate.com

Complexities of multicurrency processing

Caroline Hometh
Payvision

Tips for new sales executives

Jeffrey I. Shavitz
Charge Card Systems Inc.

Cloud security, a weighty issue

Dale S. Laszig
DSL Direct LLC

Look ahead, prospect and prosper

Bob Schoenbauer
Capitol Payment Systems Inc.

Conducting effective meetings

Vicki M. Daughdrill
Small Business Resources LLC

Company Profile

Whitehall Capital Advisors LLC

New Products

Beefed up RDC

Tellerscan 240
Digital Check Corp.

Fortifying e-commerce with signatures

SignatureLink
SignatureLink Inc.

Inspiration

Get real with expectations

Departments

Forum

Resource Guide

Datebook

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October 26, 2009  •  Issue 09:10:02

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Research Rundown

Payments industry professionals no longer rely only on traditional brick-and-mortar credit and debit card processing. Remote deposit capture (RDC) and prepaid card programs are two value-added services that help merchants gain and retain customers and reduce costs. Following is information distilled from recent payments industry reports concerning these markets:

RDC jumpin' in 2009

An October 2009 report from Celent LLC, State of Remote Deposit Capture 2009: New Markets, New Models , revealed that approximately 6,860 financial institutions have adopted new RDC solutions in the past year.

Celent also reported that:

For more information, visit www.celent.com/index.htm.

Prepaid remains strong

Mercator Advisory Group's Sixth Annual Closed Loop Prepaid Market Assessment, published in September 2009, indicates that the open- and closed-loop prepaid markets continue to grow.

A significant portion of this growth is driven by the increased adoption of open-loop network branded cards as replacements for checks. The report was based on a survey of 1,012 consumers and financial professionals.

Following are highlights from the report:

For more information, visit their Web site at www.mercator advisorygroup.com.

Notice to readers: These are archived articles. Contact names or information may be out of date. We regret any inconvenience.

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