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Lead Story

Secrets of the Inc. honorees

News

Industry Update

Proposed interchange settlement: Judge approves, industry objects

Hurricane Sandy's huge impact

EMV on fast track

Harbortouch emphasizes training

Trade Association News

Features

Educational aid for the feet on the street

Selling Prepaid

Prepaid in brief

The gamification of rewards

FinCEN pushes for cross-border prepaid enforcement

Views

Consumer payments in a connected age

Patti Murphy
ProScribes Inc.

Smart ISO-MLS relationships

Jeff Brodsly
Chosen Payments

Education

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

Inspiration

Thinking of starting an ISO?

Departments

10 Years ago in The Green Sheet

Forum

2012 - 2013 events Calendar

Resource Guide

Datebook

A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

November 26, 2012  •  Issue 12:11:02

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10 Years ago in The Green Sheet

#h4 Pre-recessionary, regulatory woes

The Green Sheet Advisory Board weighed in as a recession loomed and many thought bank asset control was dangerously in the hands of only a few banks. One board member stated views shared by many: "Over-regulation is going to hurt everyone, from the large, national sales organization to the single agent on the street and on down to the merchant."

#h4 First Data, Visa embroiled in dispute

Following an April 2002 lawsuit filed by Visa against First Data, the processor countersued. Visa's lawsuit attempted to block First Data from processing card transactions through its own network rather than use Visa's VisaNet. The counterclaim accused Visa of "anti-competitive and monopolistic practices that limit competition, innovation and choice in the payments industry."

#h4 Jump start on smart cards

Tokyo-based JCB International Credit Card Co. Ltd. partnered with Vital Processing Services to promote smart card usage in the United States. Vital, now TSYS Acquiring Solutions, conducted its first live, end-to-end smart card transaction with JCB on Oct. 29, 2002, in preparation for a pilot program planned for launch in early 2003 in Hawaii.

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