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The Green Sheet Online Edition

October 09, 2023 • Issue 23:10:01

Letter from the editor

So far, we've covered a lot of ground while celebrating this month's 40th anniversary of The Green Sheet Inc. With an eye for the industry's stunning evolution through the years, our retrospective series has delved into the ever-contentious merchant fees, the extraordinary life of a payments transaction, the bygone era of clicks, how this magazine has opened doors for legal learning, how old payment methods don't die so much as co-exist with new ones, one professional's journey through payments, evergreen advice, perspectives from members of The Green Sheet Advisory Board, and more.

This issue's lead article contains a second set of Advisory Board members' answers to questions about what attracted them to payments; how technology innovations have affected the industry and their companies; how outside scrutiny has challenged, as well as strengthened the industry; and advice that's likely to stand the test of time. The first set of responses appeared Sept. 11, 2023, in issue 23:09:01. We value the industry leaders who responded to our questions, as well as the numerous individuals who have supported our mission to empower and connect payment professionals. It is their support, which takes many forms, that has enabled us to adapt and thrive for four decades.

Keeping in mind the current and future empowerment of individuals working in diverse areas of the payments sphere, we continue to offer articles from experts with hands-on industry experience. Inside this issue you'll learn about the not very well known interchange pass-through fees, which are growing; how you can help merchants fight chargebacks like a boss; the ongoing headaches financial institutions and ATM owners and deployers share when it comes to updating equipment and maintaining security, including PCI compliance; and why being human is the best differentiator for ISOs, merchant level salespeople and others working in merchant services.

Highlights from our ongoing news coverage include The New York State Supreme Court's order to three MCA companies to repay millions of dollars to thousands of small businesses; Intuit's introduction of QuickBooks Money, an all-in-one electronic payments and banking solution for small businesses; the impressive range of topics addressed at the recent ETA Fintech Policy Forum; and the CFPB's criticism of big tech over mobile pay apps.

You'll also find herein product and company profiles, updates on company achievements, career advice and more. Please keep sending your news to press@greensheet.com, and your feedback to greensheet@greensheet.com. end of article

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