• What's up in Washington

    Payments Policy is Having a Major Moment
    Beth Provenzano

    Payments Policy is Having a Major Moment

    Nov 9, 2022

    The Federal Reserve Board Releases the Long-Anticipated Debit Routing Clarification; Bipartisan, Bicameral Credit Card Competition Legislation Introduced

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  • CEO Update

    Creating a Competitive Payments Landscape
    John Drechny

    Creating a Competitive Payments Landscape

    Nov 4, 2022

    A primary goal of the MAG has always been to foster competition in the payments industry. Many people have asked me what this means and what MAG has done to achieve this goal.

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  • Evolution in Payments

    Evolution of a Payments Career?
    Laura Townsend

    Evolution of a Payments Career?

    Nov 2, 2022

    The evolution of payments isn’t just about the payments products and services that evolve supporting how consumers transact at their favorite retailers. A career in payments evolves as well. What are the rewards? What are the challenges? How do you navigate? What advice should you consider? Let’s ask a few payments industry experts about their experience…

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  • Conference Update

    Record-Setting MAG Annual Conference and Tech Forum!
    Andrea Rouse

    Record-Setting MAG Annual Conference and Tech Forum!

    Oct 21, 2022

    Thank you to all who joined us at our record-setting MAG 2022 Annual Conference & Tech Forum in Dallas, Texas!

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  • Payments Technology

    PCI Releases DSS Version 4.0
    Steve Cole

    PCI Releases DSS Version 4.0

    Oct 12, 2022

    In March 2022, PCI SSC released version 4.0 of their Data Security Standard (DSS). PCI DSS is a global standard designed to protect payments data.

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  • International Perspective

    Payments in Europe: 4 Considerations That Could Make-or-Break the Holiday Period
    Martha Southall

    Payments in Europe: 4 Considerations That Could Make-or-Break the Holiday Period

    Oct 7, 2022

    Last year, CMSPI estimates that German retailers lost over €650 million in sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday alone. Many didn’t even realise this was happening, and that their payments supply chain had rapidly become a core determinant of holiday takings. With payments costs rising in tandem, the same story echoed across Europe - so what do merchants need to do differently this time?

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  • Board Member Corner

    MAG Leadership – Contribute Your Talent
    Kelly Andrus

    MAG Leadership – Contribute Your Talent

    Aug 23, 2022

    Since its inception in 2008, the MAG mission has remained consistent, and our dedication to these words is evident in our accomplishments. “Driving positive change and innovation in the payments industry that serves the merchants' interests through collaboration, education, and advocacy.” Our growing list of accomplishments is attributable to MAG’s leadership, from staff to our Board of Directors and our Committee and Community of Practice (COP) merchant members.

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  • Education

    MAG Member Resource: Webinars
    Leah Collins

    MAG Member Resource: Webinars

    Aug 22, 2022

    Over the course of the year, the Merchant Advisory Group (MAG) hosts around 15 webinars with industry experts where they explore various topics ranging from fraud and chargebacks to security and interchange.

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  • Innovate Now

    It Is Like Trying to Fit a Square Peg in a Round Hole: Today’s Commerce Adhering to Payment Industry Rules of the ‘90s
    Eric O'Brien

    It Is Like Trying to Fit a Square Peg in a Round Hole: Today’s Commerce Adhering to Payment Industry Rules of the ‘90s

    May 12, 2022

    Merchants respond to historic pandemic with innovative shopping experiences. It’s time the rest of the industry reacts responsibly.

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  • Membership Update

    Merchant Members Take Advantage of MAG’s Benefits and Resources
    Kari Hartley

    Merchant Members Take Advantage of MAG’s Benefits and Resources

    Apr 11, 2022

    Merchant Advisory Group merchant members have the advantage of accessing many of our benefits and resources. A summary of MAG membership levels and benefits is available in our Membership Brochure. We now offer two membership levels: All Access and Digital Access. MAG currently has over 170 merchant members enjoying these benefits.

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  • Board Chair Update

    Payments…the “Pandemic Effect”
    Kathy Hanna

    Payments…the “Pandemic Effect”

    Dec 27, 2021

    Rewind twelve months and some aspects of life and business look very similar to the end of 2020, while other aspects have changed. We hear the continued urge to wear a mask, get vaccinated, and be aware of in-person and indoor gatherings. The Covid-19 virus, and its variations, created what I call the “pandemic effect.”

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The Merchant Advisory Group

Driving positive change and innovation in the payments industry that serves the merchants interest through collaboration, education, and advocacy.