Every April, the Electronic Transactions Association, known as the ETA, holds its annual conference. This is the Main Event for people working in the payments industry. You can see the agenda at the Transact16 conference website and register to attend. The show is typically held in Las Vegas every other year, and this year it returns to Mandalay Bay April 19-21. Last year it was in our backyard, San Francisco. It is the ultimate networking opportunity for anyone in what used to be called the credit card industry, but also has multiple seminars on current topics in “Payments,” as well as a very large trade show floor, which is challenging to cover in depth in the time available.Read More
CrossCheck attendees are Dave Siembieda - President and Chief Executive Officer, Chris Schumacher - Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Tiffany Lucas - Senior Vice President of Product Development, Travis Powers - Vice President of Partner Acquisition, Shane Miller - Vice President of Information Services, Brandes Elitch - Director of Partner Acquisitions, and Todd Little - National Sales Trainer.
Travis Powers, Vice President of ISO and Partner Relations will be at the Western States Acquirer Association Meeting this week where he's sure to be surrounded with a multitude of alternative payment applications and check processing services. He recently had a chance to see Google Wallet in action (or not) and wonders ..."will Google fix my wallet?"
Some of our check guarantee merchants have asked us about the Visa-MasterCard vs. Merchants Swipe-Fee Antitrust settlement. As payment providers for over twenty-five years, we've seen a lot of changes in the payment industry - some good, some bad and a little of both. How this one plays out for consumers and merchants is still unclear and the results probably won't be in for awhile. As the story unfolds, though, here's a little information on swipe fees and what the settlement could mean for retailers and their customers.
ISOs in the payment services industry are under the gun to find new ways to boost their sales, as technological advancements are crowding out traditional approaches. Vertical markets offer an excellent opportunity to make the most of your sales potential, allowing you to establish yourself in a well-defined, specific area. This helps you build a dominating presence in a single niche rather than spreading yourself too thin across multiple markets.
Check services can be an important part of a payment provider's suite of offerings. With the availability of new check technology and guarantee services that offer convenience and cost savings, opportunities abound to provide added value to merchants today. These opportunities will be the topic of a panel discussion at the upcoming iPayment conference being held in Las Vegas on May 23 and 24. CrossCheck's Travis Powers, Vice President of Partner and ISO Relations, will be part of the panel discussion titled: Check and ACH Opportunities, Now and in the Future.