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Lead Story

It's a green business after all


Industry Update

Lawmakers advance grip on interchange goes live

A March against fraud

Home is where the Heartland is

Comodo spreads security


GS Advisory Board:
Payments experts weigh in on Visa's IPO - Part I

The future of the industry

Eben Esterhuyse and Mark McMurtrie


Liquidity is good for us

George Sarantopoulos
Access One Group

SAQ changes: Knowing them is imperative

Ross Federgreen and Ken Musante
Humboldt Merchant Services


Street SmartsSM:
Safari njema - safe journey

Dee Karawadra
Impact PaySystem

Yellow is the color of advertising

Nancy Drexler
SignaPay Ltd.

Weeding out bogus buying offers

Lane Gordon

State security laws loom

Adam Atlas
Attorney at Law

Changing lanes on the merchant expressway

Dale S. Laszig
DSL Direct LLC

The intelligent sale

Aaron Bills
3Delta Systems Inc.

Company Profile

Transmedia Payment Services Ltd.

New Products

Paperless invoice fast, green, golden

Company: Your Best Interest LLC


Hitting the campaign trail



Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

March 24, 2008  •  Issue 08:03:02

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A voice heard by NATO

This was a nice and flattering e-mail. I followed up with Todd and extended permission for "presentation use" of the article, without reproduction. ... It would appear that we will be endorsed as their preferred merchant services provider. Just wanted to let you know.


Jason Felts
Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
Advanced Merchant Services Inc.

Mr. Felts,

I am the government affairs project coordinator for NATO [North Atlantic Treaty Organization]. NATO will give a talk next week on accepting credit card fees. Your Sept. 24, 2007, article ["Merchant account fees demystified," by Jason Felts, The Green Sheet, issue 07:09:02] on is the first place I've been able to find that breaks down merchant account fees. We found the article very informative and well written.

I was wondering if NATO could use your information during that talk and possibly through a handout, naturally citing you and the information's source. If that is not a possibility, could you furnish me with information on how to get that information elsewhere?

I am on somewhat of a tight deadline, so I would be interested hearing from you at your earliest convenience.


Todd Halstead
Government Affairs Project Coordinator


Congratulations! This is great news. Thank you for passing it along to us. The Green Sheet wholeheartedly endorses referencing informative articles such as yours in presentations by NATO and other influential organizations.


Interchange changes coming?

I'm looking for Visa Inc.'s 2008 April interchange rate changes but cannot find them anywhere on your site. Do you know where I can find them?

Don Beitler
Primo Payment LLC


We do not yet have Visa's 2008 interchange rate changes. As soon as we have access to them, we will post them online, as well as print them in an upcoming issue. You'll be able to reach them by clicking the Resources link beneath the header on our home page. A link to Visa's 2008 rates will be on the page that appears.


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