The Future of 3-D Secure and Ecommerce

  Designed to add additional layers of security for online credit and debit card transactions, 3-D Secure has proven to be extremely useful in thwarting potential fraud. 3-D has been adopted by credit card giants Visa (Verified by Visa), MasterCard (MasterCard SecureCode), and American Express (American Express SafeKey) among others and the software technology behind 3-D is constantly improving. Case […]

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Growing Companies and the Growth of Mobile Payments

  Recent studies have indicated that merchants accepting different payment types are not only more likely to have repeat customers but they enjoy increased loyalty from customers as well. These merchants understand that diversifying the ways they accept payment is crucial to the future success of their business. One of the most popular payment methods starting to really gain traction […]

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Peer-to-Peer payments has a new player

  On Wednesday, Bank of America announced it has launched Zelle, available to customers who use the finance industry giant’s banking app. “Bank of America becomes one of the first banks to incorporate the benefits and features of the Zelle experience, a revolutionary new P2P service, within its mobile banking app,” the bank said in a news release on its website. […]

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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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Groceries Go Online

  The Food Marketing Institute recently released a study claiming that grocery is the next big retail sector being re-shaped by digital processes.  Additionally, the group predicts that 20% of grocery sales could be online by 2025. That study, which was mentioned in an Internet Retailer article earlier this week, highlights the expected rapid growth of the online grocery market […]

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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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NMA Boasts Impressive Number Of 2017 ETA Committee Members

  The Electronic Transactions Association recently announced their 2017 list of committees and councils and National Merchants Association is pleased to announce a company-record number of members that made the list. Members of ETA’s prestigious committees meet specific industry standards and are hand-picked from a large pool of qualified applicants. These committees are an essential part of the ETA community […]

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Retail Roundup: Learning Loyalty

  Loyalty is a big part of what keeps your customers coming back and is also a driving force behind increased sales. Even though that’s pretty much common knowledge, figuring out what creates loyalty is somewhat of a mystery – that is, unless you know the habits and behaviors of your customers. Brick-and-mortar remains relatively healthy among several verticals and […]

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