Merchant Acquiring 101 Teleconference

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Please join us August 26, 2008 at 1 p.m. for an incisive look at the acquiring side of the payments ecosystem. Key themes will include the following:


Acquiring is the side of the payments industry most often misunderstood due mainly to the fact that historically it has been obscured from the eye of the consumer. 

The US market for acquiring has become almost stagnant due to near total penetration of card payment acceptance within the merchant space. 

Several challenges have evolved lately in the acquiring industry, some as symptoms of market saturation, and some due to non-core providers that have entered the space. Other challenges have arisen in the public and legal sectors as merchants and policy makers pursue litigation and legislation. 

Acquirer strategy for surviving the current environment relies on a holistic approach to payments and merchant services. The sale of value-added services alongside core card acceptance services is becoming increasingly important as bankcard payments become more and more commoditized.