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The Green Sheet Online Edition

January 25, 2021 • Issue 21:01:02

Letter from the editor

Payments is among the most dynamic industries on the planet. Professionals in our realm are used to navigating ever-changing waters, facing technological advancements, disruption and shrinking margins with lightning speed, ingenuity and confidence. In addition, those of us based in the United States are accustomed to doing business in a stable society under which the rule of law is overwhelmingly honored and accepted by citizenry and leaders alike.

Details of the events of Jan. 6, 2021, are still emerging. It was a dark day in our history as a nation. However, it has not replaced COVID-19 as our most pressing challenge. The U.S. Capitol was attacked but our government was not overthrown. We are not embarking upon a second civil war. The majority of us continue to support a peaceful transition of power. The majority of us also want to provide equal opportunity to all. We may disagree about the best means to achieve that, but the goal very much remains in the hearts of our populace.

So we go on with a sense of resolve and optimism. We tend to our businesses and our communities, providing assistance in the ways that we can. At The Green Sheet, our contributing writers have most recently delved into why it is imperative to follow and understand current economic and payments industry trends; the need to avoid letting buzzwords roll off our tongues and focus instead on the deep meaning we want to convey to prospects; promising new ways to bring people together online through imaginative, engaging, results-driven events; and how digital payments will drive a fintech revolution in 2021.

Our news coverage continues apace as evidenced in recent stories on the correlation between year-over-year growth in payment card usage and increased losses due to cybercriminal activity; portions of the second COVID-19 relief bill that bring help to ISOs, MLSs and merchants; a federal judge's overturning of parts of the CFPB's prepaid rule; and early responses from industry leaders to the assault on Capitol Hill.

Also included are product and company profiles, along with customary updates on professional and company milestones in payments. These include new partnerships, research, appointments, acquisitions, certifications, offerings of interest to ISOs and MLSs, and more. We look forward to continuing to provide information and resources to you in the coming year. Keep in touch at greensheet@greensheet.com, and be sure to send your press releases to press@greensheet.com. end of article

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