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Lead Story

Light alleviating a dark decline

News

Industry Update

Legislative outlook: Interchange bills less likely than ID fraud rules

First Data's composite security system - a game changer?

TSYS, FNBO enter joint venture

Trade Association News

Features

GS Advisory Board:
Positive economic signs and actions - Part 1

Online banking in Canada:
What happens next?

Joseph Iuso
UseMyServices Inc.

Research Rundown

Selling Prepaid

Prepaid in brief

Win-win scenarios abound at Prepaid Expo

Views

Are banks losing grip on payments?

Patti Murphy
The Takoma Group

Dial or smile

Justin Milmeister
Elite Merchant Solutions

Payments industry issues:
First quarter 2010

Brandes Elitch
CrossCheck Inc.

Education

Street SmartsSM:
Parting thoughts for readers

Jon Perry and Vanessa Lang
Merchant Services Inc., Texas

Police warn of new skimming devices

Nicholas Cucci
Network Merchants Inc.

Ripples on the mobile Web

Dale S. Laszig
Castles Technology Co. Ltd.

Digging into PCI - Part 9:
Restrict physical access to cardholder data

Tim Cranny
Panoptic Security Inc.

Company Profile

Retail Decisions Inc.

New Products

A mobile payments bundle

MerchantWARE Mobile
Company: Merchant Warehouse

Statistical analysis of prepaid

The Stats Tool
Company: Stanton Consultancy Ltd.

Inspiration

Unleash the power of networking

Departments

Forum

Resource Guide

Datebook

A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

March 22, 2010  •  Issue 10:03:02

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Trade Association News

W.net is casting a net

#dch_Women Networking in Electronic Transactions (W.net), an organization devoted to the development of women leaders in the payments industry, launched its 2010 individual giving campaign. The theme is "Strive-for-Five," in honor of the nonprofit organization's fifth anniversary.

The campaign's goal is to raise $50,000 to help W.net further its mission "to inspire and empower women in the electronic transactions industry to maximize their individual potential and position themselves for greater personal success." Donations can be made at www.w-net.biz.

Also, W.net holds Local Interest Networking Circles (LINCs) to provide networking and educational opportunities for women in payments in various U.S. locations throughout the year. Its upcoming, semi-annual Super LINC will be held April 13, 2010, the first day of the Electronic Transactions Association's Annual Meeting & Expo in Las Vegas. Interested women may register at www.w-net.biz.

In addition, the group is seeking submissions written by women in the electronic transactions industry for its quarterly W.net Woman2Woman newsletter. W.net welcomes business articles of no more than 750 words on topics of interest to women in the industry. All contributors will receive a byline. Submissions should be e-mailed to Michelle Jerome at mjerome@w-net.biz.

ETA adds investment forum

#dch_An Investment Community Forum is being added to the offerings at the Electronic Transactions Association's 2010 Annual Meeting & Expo in Las Vegas from April 13 to 15. The all-day forum will take place April 13 and feature presentations to investors and other companies in the payments industry value chain.

Speakers will represent leading payment companies as well as investment firms already in the payments space. Collin E. Roche, Principal at GTCR Golder Rauner LLC, will deliver the keynote address. Visit www.electran.org for more information.

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

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