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Lead Story

Coming to terms with escalating compliance requirements


Industry Update

New Year's Eve countdown to PCI DSS 3.0

Charge Anywhere puts spotlight on TPSPs

Ingenico spots six payments trends to watch in 2015

Congress of two minds about legal pot


Holiday shopping gets 'pay-by-pay' analysis

The Apple Pay versus bitcoin debate

Wi-Fi continues to raise mobile bar


Cybersecurity predictions for 2015

Banking outside the box

Patti Murphy
ProScribes Inc.

The fight against online payment fraud moves up a level ahead of U.S. EMV rollout

Don Bush


Street SmartsSM:
Games are for kids — not

Tom Waters and Ben Abel
Bank Associates Merchant Services

Three practices to solidify success in 2015

Jeff Fortney
Clearent LLC

The benefits of tablet-based POS solutions

Michael Gavin

Company Profile



New Products

The next evolution in payment processing

TransFirst LLC

Illuminated check presenter turns heads and tables

Illuminated Check Presenter
Ready Check Glo Inc.


Happy returns aplenty


Readers Speak

Feed the mind

Conquering content marketing, scaling sales summits

Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

January 12, 2015  •  Issue 15:01:01

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Readers Speak

Kudos for a profile well done

Thank you so much, Laura and Ann, for the great company profile. With just a quick phone call you captured awesome info on Chosen Payments, and it's always a pleasure to see such great editorial skills. The Green Sheet brings great content to its readers, and I am honored once again to have Chosen Payments highlighted in your content.

Jeff Brodsly, President and Chief Executive Officer Chosen Payments


Thank you for acknowledging the skill that goes into writing informative content of interest to our readers. We certainly appreciate the positive feedback and look forward to sharing insights from other industry leaders like you.

Payments industry companies may request a profile by sending an email request, along with contact information, to These profiles are not paid advertising. They are part of our regular editorial coverage and are published on a first-come, first-serve basis. It's a good idea to submit requests as soon as possible since the queue of pending profiles is quite long.


How important is PCI DSS 3.0?

I've heard that PCI DSS 3.0 needs to be implemented as of January 2015. Not many merchants seem to be aware of it. What advice do you have for merchant level salespeople?

Melanie Belken, Merchant Level Salesperson


Your question is timely. Other payment professionals are seeking guidance as well. It's important to recognize how Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) compliance, or lack thereof, can impact businesses, including yours. As electronic systems and devices become more connected and we approach the October 2015 deadline for U.S. migration to the Europay/MasterCard/Visa technology standard, the need for strengthened data security has never been greater. Indeed, there has been an upsurge in U.S. data breach incidents reported.

An excellent place to start is the PCI Security Standards Council website at, where you will find plenty of useful information and documentation on the latest PCI security requirements (see the Documents Library).

The current issue of The Green Sheet features an article in the news section titled New Year's Eve countdown to PCI DSS 3.0. Also see the sidebar, No mad rush by merchants to PCI 3.0, that accompanies the lead article, Coming to terms with escalating compliance requirements, in this issue.

Another article that sheds light on this subject, PCI DSS version 3.0 revealed, which was published in The Green Sheet, Nov. 25, 2013, issue 13:11:02, in advance of the PCI SSC's unveiling of version 3.0 in January 2014. As new data security standards become available, we hope you will turn to our publication for guidance in the future.


New year, fresh concepts welcome

As we enter the first quarter of January, many of us have had time to reflect on the actions that must be undertaken to achieve business objectives for the coming year. What fresh concepts do you plan to initiate? Which areas of business could be streamlined or eliminated altogether because they no longer fit into the larger picture? Share your views, opinions and questions with readers. Drop us an email 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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