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Order an merchant account with your Grande latte

On January 3, 2013,  Starbucks announced that it will start selling Square readers at 700 of their US locations for the price of 10 dollars.  Buyers will then get a 10 rebate union activating their account essentially making the reader free. An unprecedented move for the coffee house that may prove to make a lot […]

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The Benefits of a Portable Credit Card Machines for Small Business

How the world does business has changed. In fact, a lot of commerce is done online or using cashless methods of paying which means small businesses have to find a way to fit in. The good thing is taking electronic payments is still possible even if the nature of a company does not allow it […]

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The Electronic Wallet

Last week, MasterCard announced a new project in conjunction with Google, Citibank and First Data to launch the first electronic wallet in North America.  The concept is very simple… instead of carrying your credit cards, bank cards and other identification in a physical wallet, all this information is stored in an app on your smartphone. […]

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CIBC launches MasterCard – What Does That Mean to a Small Business?

CIBC launches MasterCard On February 1, 2011, Canada’s largest Visa issuer, CIBC, announced that they are planning to launch 3 new MasterCards. “Through the launch of our new MasterCard products today, we can now offer consumers more rewards, more features and more choice in credit cards.” Said Cheryl Longo, Executive Vice-President, Card Products, CIBC. This […]

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Did Wikileaks Supporters Hack Visa & Mastercard Websites?

Even though the website Wikileaks first appeared on the web back in December 2006, and even though the website itself has won a number of awards over the course of its existence, including the 2008 Economist Magazine New Media Award, it did not become a household name until about a month ago… when the leak […]

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