As a merchant, you accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. You have learned that each card brand has its own set of data security standards guidelines. So, which one do you follow? Good news! The card industry has made that decision for you. A Little History The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) was […]
Card Association Battles Around the Globe
It seems as though anytime a company gets large enough, there will always be people who feel it is unfair and begin to wage war on what they don’t know. I have talked about Visa and MasterCard having to pay large settlements to Discover after a long anti-trust battle. Although Visa lost that battle, the war on […]
Are VISA and MasterCard Going Too Far?
In recent news, Discover Financial Services has been going round and round in a lawsuit with Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. Discover claims restrictions were placed by Visa and MasterCard – the world’s two largest card companies – on banks to stifle competition and violate antitrust laws. Visa and MasterCard argue that Discover simply has […]