Evolution in Payments
Quick Response – Ever Heard of it in Retail?Aug 5, 2022
Quick Response in retail could mean a fast turnaround to a food delivery order, an immediate solution to a customer service issue, or a method that enables retailers to share inventory needs in real-time. On the other hand, it also represents an experience almost ubiquitous any longer in retail through an action triggered by the scan of an image everyone recognizes…the QR Code (short for Quick Response Code).Read More
Standards and specification bodies that matter to payments – FIDO, EMVCo, and more…Jul 26, 2022
In Part III of our series on Standards and Specification Bodies, we will share an overview of the FIDO Alliance and EMVCo. If you missed our earlier articles which discussed ISO and X9 in Part I and PCI and W3C in Part II, please check out our website (LINK) for more information.Read More
What's up in Washington
Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Swipe Fees, Federal ReserveJun 30, 2022
It has been a busy spring for the payments industry in Washington. Competition and swipe fees took center stage at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in May, and the Federal Reserve’s public comment period regarding Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) closed. In addition, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Chairman Rohit Chopra continues to make payments a top priority.Read More
MAG 2022 Annual Conference and Tech Forum Heads to TexasJun 15, 2022
The MAG is putting together a dynamic program of events for the upcoming 2022 Annual Conference and Tech Forum that you won’t want to miss. We are excited to welcome attendees from across the country at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, September 18 – 21.Read More
It Is Like Trying to Fit a Square Peg in a Round Hole: Today’s Commerce Adhering to Payment Industry Rules of the ‘90sMay 12, 2022
Merchants respond to historic pandemic with innovative shopping experiences. It’s time the rest of the industry reacts responsibly.Read More
MAG Releases Merchant Payments 203, a new eLearning course focused on Fraud and ChargebacksMay 5, 2022
The MAG's newest eLearning class is now in session! The Merchant Advisory Group is excited to officially introduce Merchant Payments 203: Navigating Fraud and Chargebacks. This eLearning course is designed to enable the learner to effectively detect and analyze fraud in their environments while optimizing chargeback responses in order to minimize loss.Read More
Merchant Members Take Advantage of MAG’s Benefits and ResourcesApr 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.Read More
What Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) could mean for merchantsMar 29, 2022
Do you ever wonder why we still have paper money in a world that continues to become more digital? Maybe it is because of the anonymity or the cost associated with using financial institutions to store and transfer a dollar. It could also be that there is not a viable substitute in the market. For whatever reason, consumers still like cash. It is not only consumers who like cash, though; for the most part, so do merchants. Cash settles at par, meaning if someone pays you a dollar you receive the whole dollar. It is also settled instantaneously and once received it can be spent seconds later. In addition, cash is irrevocable. Once you receive it no one can take it back from you. You own it. Now imagine a world where this is all done digitally versus physically.Read More
Board Member Corner
Spring Network Changes: Merchants, pull out your walletsMar 16, 2022
Spring brings payment card networks’ rules changes. Networks communicate these changes to the acquirers, who then inform their merchants. This chain of events must happen in a matter of three to four months before the next round of changes come in the fall. This year, the impacts are more unique as the networks have delayed a number of fee increases due to the pandemic and they will implement them in April. The financial implications to the merchant community will be significant.Read More
Board Chair Update
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.”Read More
MAG Brings APAC Merchants TogetherNov 8, 2021
The Asia Pacific region is undergoing a payments transformation. MAG Asia-Pacific (APAC) Executive Director Yash Yadav shares her insight into what she believes are the top three challenges and tips for merchants on how to handle them.Read More
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