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Lead Story

What does Visa's U.S. EMV push mean?


Industry Update

PCI tokenization guidelines draw much comment

How will the Google-Motorola deal affect mobile payments?

B notice advice from Convey

Selling Prepaid

Prepaid in brief

Prepaid Q&A: Gary L. Palmer

Interchange lower on benefit cards than debit


Yes, there is an alternative to NFC

Doug Dwyre


Cash advance in 2011: Fool's gold or gold rush?

Mitchell D. Levy
Merchant Cash and Capital LLC


Street SmartsSM:
WSAA or bust

Bill Pirtle
MPCT Publishing Co.

Learn to be a change pro

Jeff Fortney
Clearent LLC

The remarkable results of repetition, repetition

Peggy Bekavac Olson
Strategic Marketing

Identity theft: It's not just PCI anymore

Linda Grimm and Ross Federgreen
CSRSI, The Payment and Privacy Advisors

Encryption's place in data protection

Tim Cranny
Panoptic Security Inc.

Believe in what you offer, watch your sales soar

Steve Norell
US Merchant Services Inc.

Company Profile

Sage Payment Solutions

Charge Anywhere LLC

New Products

BPA-free receipt paper enters the cloud

Papergistics private-label receipt paper

Tablet innovation advances mobility

CardFlex Tabulous Cloud tablets
CardFlex Inc.


Preparation at summer's end



Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

September 12, 2011  •  Issue 11:09:01

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Discover's support hits home

Ken Musante is well known in the industry as President of Eureka Payments LLC, a frequent presenter at industry conferences and a contributing writer for this publication. It is less widely known that he is also a Special Olympics softball coach.

In this latter role, he recently received assistance from Discover Financial Services and sent us the following note in recognition of the company's generosity:

If you'd like more information about volunteering for the Special Olympics, you can reach Ken at or 707-476-0573.

Appreciation and suggestion

Thank you for doing what you do with The Green Sheet.

With many readers likely being able to deduct their mileage expenses, may I suggest you include a small blurb now and then of IRS mileage deductions as they change? For example, I think it was 50 cents a mile from Jan. 1 to June 30, 2011. But it is now 55.5 cents a mile.

I thought this idea may be helpful to your readers and add value to your publication - one that I do so appreciate.

Russell Danes
Instill Payments Inc.


Thank you for your vote of confidence and idea that could be of use to our readers. Several years ago, Joel and Rachael Rydbeck contributed a series of articles containing advice about small-business ownership. The articles covered setting up an office, purchasing a business computer, call center operation, web conferencing and much more. It may be time for a new series on small-business basics, including keeping track of business deductions. Any volunteers?


Looking for EFT partner in Canada

Do you know of any good firms that do EFT [electronic funds transfer] in Canada? The firms that I have spoken to are either charlatans, pretenders or fee gougers.

Bill Hoidas
Matrix Payment Systems


We referred your request to Brian Crozier of Toronto-based UseMyServices Inc., who said without knowing your reason for moving money into or out of accounts, he cannot recommend any firms to work with. However, he provided the following information:

Thank you, Bill and Brian, for this question and answer.


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