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The Differences Between Direct-to-Card & Retransfer Printers

The Differences Between Direct-to-Card & Retransfer Printers


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Learn more about the differences between direct-to-card and retransfer printers to help you decide which type of printer technology is right for you.

Lower Cost Per Card with Half-panel YMCKO Ribbons

by Julie Kuepers @ ID Wholesaler

Learn more about the practical applications for using half-panel ribbon, including student ID cards, employee ID cards, driver's licenses, and more.

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Mastercard and Dream Speed Up Insurance Payments

by Bernhard Mors @ Global Hub

Fast and ubiquitous delivery through Mastercard Send – Northbridge Financial to offer new service in Canada PURCHASE, NY / TORONTO – February 27, 2018 – Mastercard today announced a global partnership with Dream Payments aimed at getting insurance customers paid quickly, simply and securely. Both companies share a vision where insurance policyholders will receive fast …
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New "Direct Express" card for Social Security payments | Consumers Union

New "Direct Express" card for Social Security payments | Consumers Union


Consumers Union

The U.S. Treasury Department announced today the "Direct Express" card. This card could set a new standard for prepaid cards, with real consumer protections and no nasty overdraft fees. The Treasury describes its new card at: Starting this Spring and Summer, the card will be available to people receiving Social Security payments. The new cardt will be most useful to people who don't have a bank account but still want the speed and security of direct deposit, and the convenience of a debit card. People who have direct deposit of Social Security payments to their bank accounts won't see any change. The Treasury Department has done some things right with this new card. According to the details reported today by the Wall Street Journal, the card won't include an overdraft fee, something that has been a hidden escalator in the true cost of holding many of the prepaid cards now on the market. Unlike with most prepaid cards, consumers will

All Four Major Credit Cards to Go Signature-Free

by Brian Hassan @

What does it mean that all four major credit card companies are set to go signature free? The paradigm shift has been prompted by recent leaps in credit card security and fraud protection, along with consumer trends such as the rise of mobile payments technology (e.g., Apple Pay), and of course the rapidly becoming ubiquitous...

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CloudBadging Tip: Bulk ID Card Printing

by Kevin Youngquist @ ID Wholesaler

Find out how easy it is to print your ID badges in bulk!

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Mastercard Uses Facebook Messenger To Help Small Businesses Go Digital

by Chaiti Sen @ Global Hub

Launches Masterpass QR bot for Messenger to enable Nigerian businesses to set up digital money accounts and accept QR payments Barcelona, SPAIN – February 28, 2018 – At Mobile World Congress, Mastercard today announced that it will use Facebook Messenger to provide technology to small businesses in Africa and Asia to drive affordable acceptance of …
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Debit Card & Direct Deposit

Debit Card & Direct Deposit


Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits are received by debit card or direct deposit. The Way2Go Card® Debit MasterCard is provided by Xerox and is mailed within 7-10 business days from the date you f...

Mastercard Engage Expands to Help Businesses Create New Ways to Pay

by Marisa Bianchi @ Global Hub

Mastercard platform is now supporting technology integrations for a full payments ecosystem Purchase, N.Y. – February 26, 2018 – People today are more connected, more technologically savvy and more mobile. As a result, issuers, merchants and device manufacturers seek to provide them more innovative ways to pay and be paid across all channels and devices. …
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How CÍVICO is Connecting Cities with Citizens in Latin America

by Juan Felipe Castaño @ Global Hub

There are more than 35 million citizens in México City, Bogotá or Santiago, yet there is no single app or website to use to find destinations. There’s no one stop shop to learn about local merchants, scout discounts, find events or venues, or simply be in the know about public transport or services. This is …
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Mastercard’s AVS Fee

by Ellen Cunningham @

As of 2018, Mastercard set the AVS card-present fee at $0.005 and the AVS card-not-present fee at $0.01. Mastercard Assessment Fees AVS Fee Scenarios Locating the AVS Fee on Processing Statements Lowering Your Processing Costs Mastercard Assessment Fees There are a few different types of fees for credit card processing. Assessment fees are fees that...

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Direct Express Prepaid Debit Card

Direct Express Prepaid Debit Card

by Jim @ Electronic Rent Payment

If persons receiving federal benefits do not opt-in for an electronic payment method by March 1, 2013 they will be automatically converted to a Direct Express® prepaid debit card so they will continue to receive their federal benefit by direct … Continue reading

The Best School ID Software: CloudBadging

by Stephen Beckman @ ID Wholesaler

Find out why CloudBadging ID Software is the best choice for designing and creating school ID cards for students, teachers, and staff.

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How Small and Medium Sized Businesses Can Go Big in Trade

by Jay Singer @ Global Hub

Small and Medium enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the world’s economy, yet they remain largely ignored by the industry and governments when it comes to developing new technology solutions or policies for global trade. SMEs account for 90 percent of the world’s businesses and are expected to contribute 600 million jobs by 2030.  Despite …
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How do I check the balance on my Direct Express® card?

How do I check the balance on my Direct Express® card?


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There are four ways to keep track of your Direct Express® card transactions:1. You can view your account information, and request free deposit notifications and low balance alerts with the free D...

Low Cost Prepaid Debit Cards with No Credit Check

Low Cost Prepaid Debit Cards with No Credit Check

by Jim @ Electronic Rent Payment

If you want to avoid the cost of check cashing services and be able to pay bills online as well as make other purchases by electronic payment, we recommend you apply for a free checking account first. This is your … Continue reading

Earn Miles with Airline Rewards Checking from UFB Direct

Earn Miles with Airline Rewards Checking from UFB Direct


UFB Direct

The Airline Rewards Checking account from UFB Direct allows you to earn airline miles simply for using your UFB Direct debit card for your everyday transactions.

Mastercard Account Status Inquiry Fee

by Ellen Cunningham @

As of 2018, Mastercard sets the Account Status Inquiry Fee at $0.025. Mastercard Processing Fees Account Status Inquiry Fee Fees on Your Processing Statement How to Lower Your Processing Costs Mastercard Processing Fees The fees that Mastercard charges for credit card processing are called assessment fees. They’re one part of the total cost to process...

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How do I set up direct deposit?

How do I set up direct deposit?


Greenlight

What is Direct Deposit?Do your kids or teens have jobs that earn a real paycheck? Fantastic! When your kids start earning money the hard way, they can learn a lot about how to make smart financial...

Download: Fargo DTC1500 Driver, Firmware & Workbench

by Julie Kuepers @ ID Wholesaler

Find everything you need to optimize your Fargo DTC1500 ID card printer. Get current drivers, firmware, and more!

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Credit Card vs Direct Debit Payments - Across the Board

Credit Card vs Direct Debit Payments - Across the Board


Across the Board

One of the most popular payment methods in some countries (such as German-speaking regions) is direct debit. Let’s compare this payment method to credit card payments… One of the most popular payment methods in some countries (such as German-speaking regions) is direct debit. Let’s compare this payment method to credit card payments… Few words at …

Mastercard Acquires Oltio to Accelerate Digital Payments Adoption in Middle East and Africa

by Seth Eisen @ Global Hub

Acquisition to drive cash displacement and innovation in emerging markets Johannesburg, South Africa – March 6, 2018 – Mastercard has completed its acquisition of mobile payments technology company Oltio from Standard Bank Group. The acquisition builds on Mastercard’s longstanding relationship with Oltio, a startup that pioneered and patented several mobile payments and banking solutions, including an …
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The Software Choice for Law Enforcement: CloudBadging

by Julie Kuepers @ ID Wholesaler

To efficiently and affordably accommodate the card security needs for law enforcement, we recommend CloudBadging ID Badge Management Software. Find out why!

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Mastercard and Eataly launch Eataly Pay to enable simple and safe in-store payments

by Adam Keal @ Global Hub

At Eataly store Smeraldo, in Milan, Italy, everyone will be able to pay the bill with their mobile comfortably seated at their table Barcelona, February 28, 2018 ­— At Mobile World Congress, today Mastercard and Eataly announce a new partnership to roll out Eataly Pay app integrated with Masterpass, to enable multichannel, fast, simple and …
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Update on Our Gender Equity Practices

by Michael Fraccaro @ Global Hub

I recently wrote about the importance of having a foundation of decency. To us, this is more than an abstract idea or clever sound bite.  It’s a statement of our core belief that the path to achieving success in both business and societal goals is delivering an environment where the best people choose to be. …
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Mastercard and MegaFon extend the mobile payment functionality

by Adam Keal @ Global Hub

Mastercard* and MegaFon have presented two joint initiatives at the interface between telecommunications and banking technologies at Mobile World Congress 2018 held in Barcelona from February 25 through March 1. Starting from March 1, MegaFon’s subscribers will be offered an opportunity to link their mobile phone account to Apple Pay or Samsung Pay by creating …
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Mastercard Expands Support of Mobile Network Operators

by Sara Mandel @ Global Hub

New solutions help industry players explore growth opportunities Mobile phones, smartphones and digital devices play an integral role in how people across the globe communicate, interact and transact. As expectations for related services continually grow, the mobile industry is becoming increasingly competitive. In fact, it could be argued that traditional data and airtime services are …
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Women in Charge: Mastercard Index reveals how countries are progressing to empower women entrepreneurs

by Georgette Tan @ Global Hub

Call to action: Time to end gender bias against women entrepreneurs around the world Singapore – March 7, 2018 – Women entrepreneurs appear to thrive better in more developed economies, findings from the second edition of the Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs (MIWE) revealed. Compared to their peers in emerging markets, women business owners in …
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Consumers Union statement on reports of self-driving Uber car, pedestrian fatality

by David Butler @ Consumers Union

  Monday, March 19, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumers Union, the advocacy division of Consumer Reports, made the following statement today following the news reports of a pedestrian fatality involving a self-driving Uber vehicle in Arizona: David Friedman, Director of Cars and Product Policy and Analysis, Consumers Union, said, “All of our thoughts and sympathies […]

6 Things Worth Knowing About Safe Online Payments

by Ben Colvin @ Global Hub

Most of us are spending more and more time online these days. And I do mean “spending” as online sales saw large gains of 18.1 percent, when comparing holiday shopping from 2016 to 2017. As we shop for everything from unique wedding gifts to play and concert tickets or even just sending money online to …
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Mastercard renews UEFA Champions League Partnership

by Jennifer Stalzer @ Global Hub

UEFA today announced the extension of Mastercard’s partnership with the UEFA Champions League for the 2018-21 cycle, continuing its relationship with the leading global payments and technology company which began in 1994. The agreement also includes sponsorship rights for the UEFA Super Cup in 2018, 2019 and 2020. For over 20 years Mastercard has been …
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What is PIN on Glass for Debit Card Processing?

by Ellen Cunningham @

Let’s look at the pros and cons of PIN on glass and what you need to know if you’re considering using for PIN debit card acceptance at your business. What is PIN on glass? Pros and Cons Saving Money with PIN Debit Who is PIN on glass good for? Alternatives to PIN on Glass What...

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How to View Deposits to Your Bank Account

How to View Deposits to Your Bank Account

by Jim @ Electronic Rent Payment

Payments that you receive for application fees or fees related to your lease agreement are deposited into the bank account designated in your merchant account. Credit card payments  are deposited within 2 banking days and electronic checks are deposited within … Continue reading

Fridays with Fintechs: Using Digital Escrow to Reduce Fraud

by Peter Janes @ Global Hub

A friend of mine had his car stolen when trying to sell it to someone he met online. He handed over the keys to the potential buyer for a test drive and the moment he turned his back to make the buyer a cup of tea, the car was gone. He never received payment for …
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Fortune Favors the Bold: You 2.0

by Brooke Capps-Yaroni @ Global Hub

For the first few weeks of my life, I didn’t exist. At least, not in the eyes of the US government. I was born at home in a small town without a maternity ward. No one in our town hall knew the protocol for creating a birth certificate for a baby who’d been born without …
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Discover Network Authorization Fee

by Ellen Cunningham @

Discover implemented the Network Authorization Fee in 2013 to replace the Data Transmission Fee, which applied to fewer transactions. The Network Authorization fee is often charged in tandem with the Discover Data Usage Fee. However, some processors only list one or the other. As of 2018, Discover sets the fee at $0.0025. What are assessment fees?...

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How Membership Cards Can Benefit Your Business

by Mat Foss @ ID Wholesaler

Why are membership cards popular and how can they benefit your business?

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Mastercard Card Validation Code (CVC2) Fee

by Ellen Cunningham @

As of 2018, Mastercard charges $0.0025. Let’s take a closer look at the criteria for the fee and how to determine if you’ve been charged. Card Validation Code Fee Mastercard Assessment Fees Locating the CVC2 Fee on Your Statement How to Find More Competitive Processing Card Validation Code Fee As mentioned above, the CVC2 Fee...

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Investing for Good: Embracing the Long Journey

by Martina Hund-Mejean @ Global Hub

It’s not every day that a CEO and CFO talk about investing millions of dollars into a part of the business that doesn’t generate direct profits. But that’s exactly what we did when we took advantage of the recent U.S. tax reform to make a focused investment – half a billion dollars – into our …
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How to Print Membership ID Cards

by Julie Kuepers @ ID Wholesaler

Get details on the options available for printing membership ID cards.

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Do Direct Credit Card Processors Offer The Lowest Rates?

Do Direct Credit Card Processors Offer The Lowest Rates?


CPO

Has a sales agent told you that a direct processor will provide you with lower rates? Merchant account providers that don't process directly with Visa and MasterCard might be able to give you a great... Learn more in this credit card processing article.

Kilobyte Access Fee (Visa and Mastercard)

by Ellen Cunningham @

Assessment Fees Kilobyte Access Fee Locating the KB Fee on Your Processing Statement Lowering Processing Costs Assessment Fees Both Visa and Mastercard charge assessment fees as a way to make money from credit card transactions. Assessment fees are typically small (often fractions of a penny) but multiple assessment fees can apply to the same transaction....

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Mastercard Acquirer License Fee

by Ellen Cunningham @

Assessment Fees Acquirer License Fee (ALF) Locating the Acquirer License Fee on Statements Lowering Credit Card Processing Costs Assessment Fees As part of credit card processing costs, the credit card company sets the pricing themselves. Assessment fees apply to all business types and your credit card processor passes those charges to you. The Acquirer License...

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Mastercard and Pele unify UEFA Champions League fans to #StartSomethingPriceless

by Jennifer Stalzer @ Global Hub

Share this news using the hashtag #StartSomethingPriceless February 12th, 2018 – With over 70 different nationalities gracing the field in this season’s UEFA Champions League, Mastercard has teamed up with the world’s greatest player – Pele – to celebrate the unifying power of football and the moments that have Started Something Priceless in the history of …
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Digital Focus Aligns Mastercard Organization and Investments

by Seth Eisen @ Global Hub

Garry Lyons to Lead New Venture Providing Services to Mastercard, Its Customers and Partners PURCHASE, N.Y. – March 7, 2018 – Mastercard today announced the integration of its physical and digital payments teams under one organization, effective April 2, 2018. This change comes as Garry Lyons departs the company to launch a new technology initiative …
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Over 175 million Europeans ready to pay with wearable devices

by Corinne Raes @ Global Hub

Overwhelming success of contactless cards peaks shopper demand for wearable payments February 22, 2018 – One quarter (24%) of Europeans expect to start using “tap and go” contactless payments with a smartwatch, bracelet, keyring or other forms of wearable payments, according to new figures from Mastercard. Contactless spend on Mastercard and Maestro grew by 145% …
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Mastercard Processing Integrity Fee

by Ellen Cunningham @

The amount and criteria for the fee vary depending on specific circumstances, which we’ll explain in detail below. Processing Integrity Fee Summary Mastercard Assessment Fees Processing Integrity Fee in Detail Pre-Authorization Final Authorization Undefined Authorization Other Rules Locating the Processing Integrity Fee on Statements Lowering Your Mastercard Acceptance Costs Processing Integrity Fees Summary As of...

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Mastercard and M-KOPA Solar Partner to Light Up Homes and Businesses in Africa

by Chaiti Sen @ Global Hub

BARCELONA, SPAIN – February 26, 2018 – At Mobile World Congress, Mastercard and M-KOPA today announced a partnership that will provide Africans living without electricity a simple way to light up their homes and businesses. M-KOPA, which already provides affordable, safe and clean energy to 3 million people in East Africa, will pilot Mastercard’s Quick …
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Switch: Automatic Card Updating for Businesses

by Ellen Cunningham @

If consumers don’t update their details, it becomes very difficult for businesses to collect payment. This is especially true of online businesses and subscription services, where the card is not present. Without valid card details, requests for payment will be denied and chasing down consumers can be time-consuming and expensive. If you’ve already granted access...

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Pizza Hut Rolls Out Qkr! to All UK Restaurants

by Adam Keal @ Global Hub

BARCELONA – February 27, 2018 – Pizza Hut Restaurants today announced that it will roll out Mastercard’s Qkr! with Masterpass into its UK restaurants from March 19th. Diners at Pizza Hut restaurants across the country will be able to pay through their mobile without having to ask a waiter for the bill, saving them 12 …
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What’s the Difference Between a MIFARE & a Proximity Card?

by Thomas Yemne @ ID Wholesaler

If you're not sure whether a proximity or MIFARE card is right for your application, we can help!

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Seventy Five Percent of Online Payments Made by Credit Card

Seventy Five Percent of Online Payments Made by Credit Card

by Jim @ Electronic Rent Payment

If you want to incorporate an online convenience payment plan to accept application fees, rent or lease payments, homeowners association dues, or self-storage payments, you may want to know how many pay by credit card versus electronic check. Here is … Continue reading

95% of Federal Benefit Recipients Satisfied with Direct Express Card Program

95% of Federal Benefit Recipients Satisfied with Direct Express Card Program


MasterCard Social Newsroom

If you’ve read this blog before, you’ve likely heard of MasterCard’s collaboration with the Department of the Treasury, Comerica Bank, and Xerox to offer the Direct Express® program and deliver on the Treasury’s plans to move to an all-electronic disbursement of federal benefits, eliminating paper checks by March of 2013. The

Fortune Favors the Bold: Future-Proofing Your Career

by Avia Hawkins @ Global Hub

“You’re only human.” These are the reassuring words I hear from my mom when I really mess something up. It took me a long time—and more than a few mistakes to realize she was probably onto something. In my last semester of college, I decided to take a class that was outside of my comfort …
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Powering Payments from the Driver’s Seat

by Stephane Wyper @ Global Hub

According to AAA, Americans spend an average of 17,600 minutes driving per year, or roughly 48 mins per day. Traditionally, those 48 minutes have been spent just getting from one place to another. Today, the vehicle is much more than just a means of transportation. It is now a truly interactive environment which offers drivers …
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Fortune Favors the Bold: The Cashless Society

by Marcy Cohen @ Global Hub

Can you imagine a world without the tooth fairy? A proponent of a cashless society, I still think there is something sweet and naïve about tucking one or two dollars under your child’s pillow each time they lose a tooth.  My youngest child is already 12 years old so you’d think I’d be well past …
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Bespoke piece of music designed to be the most emotional in the world starts a conversation between those who haven’t spoken in years

by Jennifer Stalzer @ Global Hub

Mastercard and David Arnold start something priceless through the power of music February 20, 2018 – David Arnold, Grammy award-winning, British music producer, has composed what is set to be one of the most emotional pieces of music in the world, designed to help rebuild broken relationships. To celebrate a long-term passion and commitment to …
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