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Lead Story

Secrets of the Inc. honorees


Industry Update

Proposed interchange settlement: Judge approves, industry objects

Hurricane Sandy's huge impact

EMV on fast track

Harbortouch emphasizes training

Trade Association News


Educational aid for the feet on the street

Selling Prepaid

Prepaid in brief

The gamification of rewards

FinCEN pushes for cross-border prepaid enforcement


Consumer payments in a connected age

Patti Murphy
ProScribes Inc.

Smart ISO-MLS relationships

Jeff Brodsly
Chosen Payments


Street SmartsSM:
Are you a 10?

Jeff Fortney
Clearent LLC

Differentiate yourself: Sell to the medical industry

Jeffrey Shavitz and Adam Moss
Charge Card Systems Inc.

Opportunities in RAN and private-label programs

Mustafa Shehabi
PayCube Inc.

How to propel merchants to shed comfortable habits

Rick Berry
ABC MobilePay Inc.

EMV: Game on!

Dale S. Laszig
Castles Technology Co. Ltd.

Have we missed the window for EMV?

Nicholas Cucci
Network Merchants Inc.

Company Profile

Keep in Touch Systems Inc.

Merchants Choice Payment Solutions

New Products

Helping merchants clinch the sale

Payday Express Plus
Secure Payment Systems Inc.

Capital resource for ISOs, MLSs

Residual cash advance program
ISO Advance


Thinking of starting an ISO?


10 Years ago in The Green Sheet


2012 - 2013 events Calendar

Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

November 26, 2012  •  Issue 12:11:02

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Taking technology to heart

I subscribe to The Green Sheet. I am looking for a forum and/or conference that will provide education on recent and emerging technologies in the payment card processing industry.

Can you help me find a good source. Also, what is the premier tradeshow for the payment card processing industry?

Tom Vicanti
BICA Solutions


Given how important technology is to the industry today and how quickly it is evolving, yours is an excellent question.

One effective way to become educated about recently deployed and emerging technologies in the payments industry is to join the Electronic Transactions Association's technology committee. Each year the committee evaluates new technology used in payment products and services and showcases what it deems to be the best innovations of the year at the ETA Annual Meeting and Expo. Next year's annual meeting will be in New Orleans from April 30 through May 2. For more information about the organization and details about the upcoming show, visit

In addition to the ETA , the industry has four regional acquirers associations we consider to be premier. Helping payment professionals stay abreast of developments in technology is integral to each organization's mission:

Also, to keep up on implementation of the Europay/MasterCard/Visa global standard in the United States, visit the Smart Card Alliance at It holds conferences throughout the year, publishes up-to-date information on smart card technology, hosts webinars on timely topics, and offers education and certificate programs for professional development.

Another resource for information on the industry's technology is your ISO. Some ISOs have excellent training programs that include bringing in-house staff and merchant level salespeople up to speed on the latest technology. And those that do not have their own training programs can refer you to sources of training they endorse.

And why not post a question about good sources of information on the latest payment technology on GS Online's MLS Forum? Members are happy to share their knowledge with those posting sincere questions.


Helping victims of Hurricane Sandy

Our thoughts are with our friends and colleagues on the East Coast who were so severely hit by Hurricane Sandy in October. Especially now, during the holidays, it is important to remember those who need a hand. In this issue, we have included a report on the impact of the hurricane in our news section. We also wish to remind folks that we are posting news of relief efforts under News From the Wire on our home page. If you know of initiatives that could help people through this crisis, please send a press release to You can also reach out to us via email at, by phone at 800-747-4441or on Facebook at

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

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