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Google PLAs Get Automatic Item Updates

Google PLAs Get Automatic Item Updates
Google announced the launch of automatic item updates for Product Listing Ads. This enables changes made on your website to be reflected automatically in your ads. With the holiday season approaching, and businesses preparing to offer numerous deals …
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American Express OptBlue: Negotiating Processing Rates
In “American Express OptBlue Program May Reduce Processing Cost,” my article in July, I explained how the new OptBlue program could reduce processing rates for ecommerce merchants, as it allows merchant account providers to set the rates and fees …
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The new Bitcoin ATM: No cash in, no cash out
Instead, the account opening process involves purchasing an NFC-enabled Bitcoin debit card for 5 Australian dollars ($ 4.36). While purchasing a Bitcoin card, Diamond Circle ATM users can also purchase bitcoins to put in it using a credit … The …
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TransFirst Named Eighth Best Merchant Service by topcreditcardprocessors.com

TransFirst Named Eighth Best Merchant Service by topcreditcardprocessors.com
The recommendations are updated monthly to account for the latest developments within the industry. In order to obtain a more in-depth outlook of the service, the topcreditcardprocessors.com research team also communicates with customer references.
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Samsung Sees Role as Third Player in the Credit Card War
“One less thing to carry is one less thing to worry about or lose,” Graylin writes. “They want to use the cards they already have, at their favorite merchants, on the devices they own. Their wallet account is personal. It should belong to them, and not …
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Residents targeted by credit card scammers

Residents targeted by credit card scammers
When the wife contacted Ipayment to inquire about the account, she was told that a business account was opened under Timberwood Construction in September. The woman told the deputy that although the account was opened using the correct address, …
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KKR third-quarter earnings beat expectations amid surge in cash
Its economic net income (ENI), a metric of profitability that takes into account the mark-to-market valuation of the portfolio, was $ 419 million on a post-tax basis, down from $ 571 million a year ago. This translated into … KKR's divestments in the …
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Rough Week in Retail as JCPenney, Macy's Close Stores – as do Gators, Seals

Rough Week in Retail as JCPenney, Macy's Close Stores – as do Gators, Seals
Together, the 14 stores being closed account for approximately $ 130 million in annual sales, some of which is expected to be retained in nearby stores and with online/mobile sales. In addition, Macy's and Bloomingdale's will be adjusting certain …
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Cubits Launch Aims to Accelerate Bitcoin Buying in Europe
The first products based on the new platform are a consumer-focused wallet and a merchant payment system called Cubits Pay, which have been in beta since October last year. The company … If the account is already funded, the exchange is instantaneous.
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Just Got Engaged? Credit Card Offers You Should Consider
Please help us keep our site clean and safe by following our posting guidelines, and avoid disclosing personal or sensitive information such as bank account or phone numbers. Any comments posted under NerdWallet's official account are not reviewed or …
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Best Credit Card Offers for Retirees: Which Should You Choose?

Best Credit Card Offers for Retirees: Which Should You Choose?
There's also a killer signup bonus: Earn 40,000 bonus miles when you spend $ 3,000 or more on purchases in the first 90 days from account opening. … Please note that NerdWallet has financial relationships with some of the merchants mentioned here.
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Are 'Pull' Credit Card Transactions Making You Overly Vulnerable?
… trust all the parties involved? When you swipe your credit card at a retailer, potentially hundreds, if not thousands, of people could be involved in that transaction. How is that possible? Isn't money moving directly from your account to the …
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Credit Card Merchant Accounts?

Question by DMG: Credit Card Merchant Accounts?
I recently submitted an application for a business credit card merchant account. It is an existing business with an existing merchant account with another company. This new provider wants me to give them my social security number even though the company has its own EIN/tax ID. Why would they want my social? Does this open me up to financial liabilities of the company? I know if they hard pull my credit information, this has a negative impact on my personal credit rating. The other option is to jump through hoops of sending several years tax returns and months of bank statements. What is the best course of action?
We have been in business for almost 7 years so it is not from lack of history.
This is not for a business credit card, it is for a merchant account to process credit cards.

Best answer:

Answer by RIP LUCY
Just give them your social. Sounds like they will approve your application, based upon your credit. One inquiry isn’t that harmfull and this way is way easier.

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e-commerce merchant account shopping cart question?

Question by lindsay g: e-commerce merchant account shopping cart question?
If i set up a merchant account, will I get software to put a shopping cart in my site? i built my site with dreamweaver, and they have a shoppingcart, and i use hostmonster.com for a host and THEY have a shopping cart/merchant account package… but i also have a friend that sells merchant accounts.. what should i do>???

Best answer:

Answer by drachma
This is a complicated question —
It depends on the merchant account package.
Sometimes the merchant account gives you access to eCommerce packages i.e. Miva Merchant or open source osCommerce. You get full functionality but will not have the ability to customize it fully – but some you might.

Some times merchant accounts only provide SSL and ability to install shopping carts easier…through 1 click button as opposed to your own installation.

My advice is get to know eCommerce packages if you’re going that route. Any web host can add SSL and you yourself can install packages like Miva/osCommerce/XCart/ZenCart etc…

Get a Merchant account only if they take care of software installs, upgrades, etc. Or better – go with an e cart solution like goecart.com for example.

Hope that helps.

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VeriFone Mobile Money and Airtel Africa Group Announce Master Agreement for

VeriFone Mobile Money and Airtel Africa Group Announce Master Agreement for
20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — VeriFone Mobile Money and Airtel Africa, part of the Bharti Airtel Group, today announced that they had reached an agreement to offer VeriFone Mobile Money's merchant enablement applications for mobile Tap n Pay across their 17 …
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Social E-Commerce App Drives Traffic to Your Online Store
To further drive sales for merchants, Bestie also gives users product recommendations based on their favorites, accounts they follow, browsing histories and user preferences. The service also functions as a deal-finding platform that automatically …
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When Digital Meets Traditional Banking: A New Concept in Senegal

When Digital Meets Traditional Banking: A New Concept in Senegal
Washington DC — With only six percent of the adult Senegalese population having an account in a formal financial institution, commercial banks in Senegal have so far shown little interest in contributing to financial inclusion by serving this vast …
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GDF Suez Shares Should Get Re-Rated (GDFZY)
The company's target regions account for over 80% of global energy growth over the next 20 years. The latest guidance implies power capacity growth … The IPP model is tried and tested and merchant risk very low. GDF Suez has a very good track record …
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Pros and cons of the top mobile payment systems
With Apple Pay, the phone unlocks automatically when you hold it near the NFC (near-field communication) reader on the merchant's payment system. You're then … Pros: You can make payments through your bank account, not just cards. You can also send …
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KARE 11 Investigates: How thieves can easily steal your ID and credit
If Rob Olson hadn't gotten suspicious, the crook could have set up a business account that would let him ring up hundreds of phony credit card charges on his merchant account and pocket the stolen money. "And they'll do this until the wheels fall off …
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