Transaction Laundering: The Next Threat to the Payments Industry

June 10, 2015 • Published Categories Acquirer ProgramsTags , , , , , , , ,

Cross posted by D. E. Wilson, Jr., Venable LLP Transaction Laundering (TL), sometimes referred to as “undisclosed aggregation,” or “factoring,” is a growing threat to the payments industry. Money laundering by another name, it is the dark side of payment facilitation, an established, legitimate aggregation model … Read more

3 Reasons to Get Involved in Your Merchants’ mPOS Adoption

September 17, 2014 • Published Categories Acquirer ProgramsTags , , , , , , , , ,

ControlScan has just released a new report detailing its latest research findings on mobile technology adoption among small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). The report, Mobile at the Point of Sale: How SMBs are Adopting Mobile Devices to Accept Card-Present Payments, is based on input from … Read more

Building More Momentum: Why Now is the Perfect Time for Acquirers to Re-Tool their PCI Programs

February 14, 2014 • Published Categories Acquirer ProgramsTags , , , , , , , ,

The last couple of months have felt like a rollercoaster ride for those of us in the security and compliance space, as we watch multiple retailers come forward about data breaches and the forensic evidence being uncovered. In the midst of this, ControlScan has conducted … Read more

Helping SMB Merchants Cross the Chasm of PCI Compliance [Infographic]

November 13, 2012 • Published Categories Acquirer ProgramsTags , , , , , , ,

The last four years have been marked by continued growth in Level 4 merchant data compromise, yet a recent study report from ControlScan and Merchant Warehouse reveals that many SMB merchants are still not receiving—or effectively responding to—messages about cardholder data security. How ISOs and Acquirers can … Read more

How ISOs & Acquirers Can Assess, Educate and Protect Their Merchants

August 10, 2011 • Published Categories Acquirer Programs, ArchiveTags , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The days of simply sending a newsletter or statement stuffer to a merchant describing the PCI requirements may no longer be sufficient to protect the Acquiring community (Sponsor Banks, Processors and ISOs) from the card brand obligations, liability and the impact of state law violations. … Read more