Four NMA Employees Pass CPP Exam

National Merchants Association is proud to announce the latest group of employees that passed the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) Certified Payment Professional (CPP) exam. It was announced today that Quality Control Manager Diane Driscoll, Director of Sales Butch Hildebrand, Strategic Partner Support team member Brianna Olmos and Underwriting Manager Maria Writer all passed the exam. The CPP exam was created […]

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Digital Wallet Use On The Rise

  The mobile payments industry is growing rapidly and the use of digital wallets is surging, both overseas and here in the U.S. In an article published earlier this week, CardNotPresent.com reported that digital wallets will account for $1.35 trillion in spend worldwide this year, which is a 32 percent increase from last year. In the majority of Asia-Pacific countries […]

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Consumer Financing Options Help SMBs Compete

  The ability for small to mid-sized businesses to offer financing to its customers can’t be understated. With impressive percentages like the 77% of consumers saying the availability of financing drove their choice of retailer. That means while visiting a merchant’s shop, on-the-spot decisions are being made based on financing options. And then there’s the topic of spending totals — […]

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False Declines Hurt Card Issuers, Too

  In 2015, an estimated $40 billion in total was lost globally due to fraud. Of that, $18 billion were losses associated with false declines, as Card Not Present reported a couple of days ago. Perhaps even more interesting was the fact that it was a 29% increase from the year before. As National Merchants reported in a December 2016 […]

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Survey: Consumers Dictating Payment Methods For Merchants

  “Cash, check or charge.” It used to be that the owner of an establishment was the one who decided how their goods or services would be paid for during a transaction. Their word was final and it was based on which method the merchant was most comfortable with. According to a recent survey by ControlScan and the Electronic Transactions […]

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