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I monitor the industry closely and I’m happy to share news that will be valuable to you and your business.  As a professional credit card processing consultant with a proven track record, I’d be happy to discuss solutions for your business.

Small biz continuing to feel the pain of high card processing costs

This article illustrates the complexity of card pricing and why now, more than ever, you need an experienced partner negotiating card processing fees for you. True North Merchant Consulting is that advocate.

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Jock Lowndes
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January 8, 2021

MC and Visa Canada Raising Tap Limits to $250 Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak

Last week, Mastercard announced it was enabling higher limits for contactless transactions, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new limit of $250, up from $100, will make it easier for Canadians to pay for their necessities without risking contamination from touching a keypad or cash.

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Jock Lowndes
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April 7, 2020

Ottawa Proposing New Oversight Framework for Payments Companies Amid Flood of New Players

Included in the recent Federal budget is proposed oversight by Ottawa, to bring sanity to the rapidly-growing world of payments and payment options, in Canada.

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Jock Lowndes
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March 25, 2019

More Transactions Than Ever Are Being Made Digitally

But who is really benefiting from the trend towards "digital payments"? The answer might surprise you.

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Jock Lowndes
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March 19, 2028

Italy's First Biometric Contactless Payment Card Pilot

The first biometric card pilot is set to launch in Italy!

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Jock Lowndes
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December 19, 2018

Small Business Payments Spotlight: Highlights Key Trends to Help Small Businesses Thrive

For those unsure of mobile payments place within the market, or the importance of data security - this article is certainly worth a read!

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Jock Lowndes
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September 26, 2018

Visa & Mastercard Agree to Cut Canada Interchange Fees

Some big industry changes are on the horizon!

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Jock Lowndes
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August 10, 2018

Proposed Changes to the Canadian Payments Act May Spur Innovation

2018 is promising to be an important year for change to Canada's payments landscape.

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Jock Lowndes
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July 31, 2018

Macy's Data Breach Further Pushes the Importance of PCI Compliance

With the recent breach of Macy's customer data, the importance of PCI Certification is once again in the forefront.

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Jock Lowndes
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July 30, 2018

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