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Weekly Update: Big Victory for Hospitality Industry – Debit Card Swipe-Fee Protections Survive in House

Big Victory for Hospitality Industry: Debit Card Swipe-Fee Protections Survive in House A strong campaign by the hospitality industry against repealing debit swipe-fee protections under the Durbin Amendment is succeeding.

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Get Better Credit Card Terms Simply by Asking

By Michelle Crouch If you want better terms on your credit card, all you really have to do is call your card company and ask, a new CreditCards.com survey shows. Whether you

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Weekly Update: Regular Legislative Session Set to End April 23

105-Day Regular Legislative Session Set to End April 23 The regular legislative session will end April 23, but it is commonly accepted that there will at least be one special

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Weekly Update: Gov. Inslee Proclaims May as Hospitality Month

Gov. Inslee Proclaims May as Hospitality Month Gov. Jay Inslee has decreed May 2017 to be Washington State Hospitality Month. This is an honor for our industry in recognition of

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Eye on Hospitality: Credit Card Processing Made Easy

Credit card processing can be expensive and complicated for hospitality businesses. The Washington Hospitality Association realized its members needed a better alternative to what was being offered, and set up its own program.

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The Positives and Negatives of Digital Payments

Thinking about integrating mobile payments into your payment options? While only 16% of consumers have utilized digital payments, many more would be willing to use it as their primary payment method

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Eye on Hospitality: Debit Card Swipe-Fee Protections at Risk

The hospitality industry’s hard fought debit card swipe-fee protections are in serious jeopardy due to legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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8 Facts Every Restaurateur Must Know About Card Processing

Payment cards are a commonly used form of payment at most restaurants. If understood and managed correctly, your payment-card processing can add to greater profits with reasonable costs. Here is

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8 Facts Every Restaurateur Must Know About Card Processing

Payment cards are a commonly used form of payment at most restaurants. If understood and managed correctly, your payment-card processing can add to greater profits with reasonable costs. Here is

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Credit card fraud (focuses on web)

By Fred O. Williams Association POS  Fraudsters are shifting their tactics in the face of new card security measures – but consumers can fight back to protect their accounts with tactics

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A primer on credit card processing

Click for detailed Infographic Click for Association Credit Card Processing Program information  Glossary: Acquirer: A bank that processes and settles a merchant’s credit card transactions with the help of a

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What is “interchange” processing?

Hospitality Association credit card processing program Interchange is a fee that is set by the credit card brands (Visa®, Mastercard®, American Express® and Discover®) and their stakeholders (mainly the banks

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Common Credit Card Processing Problems

Washington Hospitality Credit Card Program  A good merchant account usually makes processing credit card payments simple and straightforward. But things can sometimes go wrong, so it helps to have an

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Weekly Update: Snow Didn’t Stop 2017 Hill Climb

Snow Didn’t Stop 2017 Hill Climb Hospitality members didn’t let a snowstorm stop them. Nearly 100 Washington state hoteliers and restaurateurs trekked to the Washington Hospitality Association’s annual Hill Climb

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Will mobile payments kill credit cards?

Credit Card Processing We have no shortage of ways to process credit cards today, however, for the savvy, the future of credit card processing is in the digital space. We’re