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Lead Story

Checks have staying power, paper not so much

Patti Murphy
ProScribes Inc.


Industry Update

Public, private effort to secure systems, reduce cyber crime

Appeals court revives ATM price-fixing case

Appeals court gives green light to CFPB challengers

First Data opens new chapter


Bridging the EMV divide

The Mobile Buzz: Diners' technology wish list


The very point of sale: Think big, go bold

Dale S. Laszig
DSL Direct LLC

Impact of scale on cost and margin in the U.S. merchant acquiring industry

Brooke Ybarra
First Annapolis Consulting


Street SmartsSM:
The power of residual income - Part 1

Jeffrey I. Shavitz
TrafficJamming LLC

Who wins with AmEx full-service acquiring program?

Ken Musante and Jon Shipley
Eureka Payments LLC, Select Bankcard LLC

Legal ease: Choosing a lawyer for your payment business

Adam Atlas
Attorney at Law

Endemic lack of protection for card data in stores

Brand Barney

Company Profile

AP Technology

New Products

Free online security learning center

SecurityMetrics Learning Center

Business-driven video storytelling

Video Storytelling
Board Studios Inc.


The 'do' in the doldrums


Readers Speak

Letter from the editors

Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

August 24, 2015  •  Issue 15:08:02

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Readers Speak

More perspectives wanted

My friend started working in the merchant services industry less than a year ago and looks to be doing well. The biz seems kind of convoluted to me, though. I don't get how it works. She wants me to come work with her. I'm not satisfied with my finances now. I'm thinking it over, but I want to find out more first. It's not that I don't trust her, but she hasn't been involved all that long. I want some other views.

Marcel Burns, Las Vegas


Attending industry tradeshows will enable you to attend educational presentations, network with payments pros and learn much in a short time. Here's a link to upcoming events: Lucky for you, the Las Vegas metropolitan area is a popular locale for conferences. One you might find particularly helpful is the Western States Acquirers Association's annual conference coming up Oct. 28 and 29, 2015, in Henderson, Nev. Editor


Two typos slipped by us when proofing "The Most Valuable Merchant Portfolio," by Adam Hark, The Green Sheet, Aug. 10, 2015, issue 15:08:01. Here's how the text should have appeared:

  1. In the second item of the numbered list under the "Drivers wanted" subhead, the last sentence should read: "The portfolio with the major revenue concentration issue is, of course, a more risky acquisition."
  2. The sixth item of the article's numbered list under the subhead "The perfect, most valuable portfolio" should have read: "To have year-over–year credit and debit card charge volume attrition less than 5 percent would put the portfolio in the rarest of echelons and guarantee that it would price at the highest end of the market range."
  3.   The article's HTML version has been corrected. We could not correct the print version because it had already gone to press when the typos came to light. The Green Sheet regrets the errors and apologizes for any confusion they may have caused.

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