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Knowledge is power. The road to smarter, faster, easier payments is paved with it.  Commerce today moves quickly.  Enter Vantage Point—your source of practical, thoughtful and timely information and intelligence across a range of topics in payments. You need to be in the know. Consumer trends?  Hot topics like fraud and security? Our proprietary research and survey results have got you covered. Articles and interviews with those shaping the business of payments provide you with an insider’s advantage. Our insights, perspectives and viewpoints come together with those customers, developers and partners to empower you. 

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Here’s what’s new in the hopper shaping the canvas of commerce and payments. Find everything you need to know about electronic transactions including mobile payments, EMV, and credit card processing. All articles are crafted by the experts at Vantiv and equip you with the best knowledge to run your business. 

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Find Help Accepting Credit Cards For Small Business

Understand the steps to start accepting credit cards in your small business.  Know how to select a merchant account and POS hardware to meet your needs.
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Merchant Services for Small Businesses

If you run a small business, your merchant services should help make you money. Learn important factors to consider for merchant services at Vantiv.
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Separating Fact from Fiction with Payments Security

Whether it's the migration to EMV/chip technology or a data security breach, concerns of payments security are everywhere. Separate facts from fiction here.
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Most Important Credit Card Processing Terminal Updates

Is your payment processing terminal up-to-date? Learn what the most important credit card processing terminal updates are at Vantiv.
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Payment Solutions that Drive Non-Interest Income

Over the 6 years, financial institutions have struggled bringing in non-interest revenue. Learn 3 ways financial institutions can drive revenue at Vantiv.
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Merchant Services Account for New Businesses

If you're starting a new business, you most likely need a merchant services account. Learn more about what merchant services can do for you at Vantiv.
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Credit Card Processing from Industry Leader

Choosing credit card processing from an industry leader has numerous benefits. Learn why experience is vital to your business.
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PYMNTS Developer Tracker™ - April 2016

April edition of PYMNTS.com’s Developer TrackerTM, powered by Vantiv, looks at how everything from food trucks to parking meters accept cashless payments.
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Payment Security Measures For Ecommerce

Payment security is more important than ever for e-commerce merchants. Read 3 tips internet retailers can implement to fight fraudsters. 
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Future of Processing Payments & Payment Technologies

As one of the leaders in payment processing, Vantiv understands the future of processing payments better than most.
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Current Payment Processing Industry Trends

Technology in the payment processing industry changes fast. Discover important trends in the payment industry and learn how you can stay ahead at Vantiv.
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Difference Between Mobile Payments and Mobile Acceptance

Integrating mobile payments and mobile acceptance in your business can help facilitate growth. Learn the difference between these payment forms at Vantiv.
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ShopTalk - Wearable Technology

To get a sense of how and why people are using wearable technology, Vantiv and Socratic Technologies conducted a survey to learn more. Read the results!
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Top 5 Features the Best Merchant Services Offer

The best merchant services provide features to keep your payment processing fast and secure. Find features your merchant services should provide at Vantiv.
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Debit Card Processing with EMV Chip Cards

EMV chip cards are the safest way to reduce fraud risk while processing payments. Learn more about debit card processing with EMV at Vantiv.
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3 Questions to Ask Your Credit Card Processor

Choosing a credit card processor can have major impacts on your business. Make the right choice and learn the most important questions to ask at Vantiv.
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Accepting Credit Card Payments Necessary for Small Business

If your business isn't accepting credit card payments, you're likely losing revenue.
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The Benefits of adding mobile payment solutions to Your Business

Your business can benefit from mobile payment solutions. Learn how mobile pay impacts queue time, customer loyalty and top line revenue.
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Fast Facts | Retailing for Millennials

Read the research from Vantiv and iModerate on what Millennials want in retailing. From shipping to mobile, Learn how to attract buyers to your business.
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Retailing for Millennials - Top 8 Do's and Don'ts - Part 4

Continue reading our series and learn what millennials want in their retail experiences. Leverage this information for your business and attract more buyers.
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3 Considerations When Choosing the Right Point of Sale Hardware

The Point of Sales hardware you choose can have a major impact on your business. Discover 3 things to consider when choosing your POS Hardware at Vantiv.
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Chip Cards are Paving the Way to a More Secure Payment System

EMV chip cards significantly reduce risk of data fraud at the point of sale. Learn more about chip cards' benefits to businesses and consumers at Vantiv. 
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Top Five Payment Securities for Payment Services

Find the top 5 security measures to protect your payment services. Secure your business and protect customer data by partnering with Vantiv.
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3 things to look for in a payment processing solution

With the right payment processing solution, financial institutions can cultivate brand loyalty and access untapped revenue. Read about how it's done.
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New Season. New Payments. Time to Get a New Credit Card Swiper

Upgrading your credit card swiper can save your business time, money, and headaches. Learn why you need to start accepting EMV chip cards ASAP at Vantiv.
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Simple Ways to Optimize Your Credit Card Acceptance

Optimizing your credit card acceptance helps ensure secure payment processing and satisfied customers. Find out how to optimize payments at Vantiv.
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Retailing For Millennials - Dos and Don'ts, Part 1

Vantiv teamed up with iModerate to learn what Millennials want in their retail experiences. Find out what your business needs to attract these buyers.
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Accepting Online Payments - What to Know

Accepting online payments is a major step for your business. Learn the most important aspects of implementing online payment at Vantiv. 
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Security For Accepting Credit Card Payments

Security measures need to be taken when accepting credit card payments. Learn to prioritize the measures with the help of Vantiv.
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Top 5 securities for merchant payment services

Check out these recommendations on how to think about secure merchant payment services.  From EMV to PCI compliance, learn the facts about safe payments.
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EMV Credit Card Terminals Fight Fraud, Not Data Breaches

Learn how EMV credit card terminals can help merchants cut fraud at the point of sale, and help payment security for customers.
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The ultimate guide to online merchant services

Read this guide to online merchant services and learn how to begin accepting payments. Start today and get online payment processing system in place.
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How to prepare for, and avoid, a credit card data breach

Prepare your business today and help avoid a credit card data breach. Learn what businesses are targets, and how thieves operate. 
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4 key considerations for minimizing the impact of card reissuance breakage on your recurring business

Learn how businesses that accept subscription based payments should navigate the potential downsides associated with card reissuance.
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How to accept credit cards for your small business

Curious on how to accept credit cards for your small business? Read this now to get tips on point of sale, epayments, and mobile pay options.
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What's next in credit card payments technology?

Keep up with the changes in credit card payments technology. Learn the basics on the EMV liability shift, and how to stay current now and in the future.
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PYMNTS.com OmniReadi Index(TM) February 2016

The PYMNTS.com OmniReadi Index(TM) powered by Vantiv begins 2016 with fresh results from research and shopping conducted through the holiday period.
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Vantiv POV - The Year for More

2016 will bring changes as financial institutions continue to adopt EMV and heightened security. Get details on chip cards, mobile payments and more.
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The risks of processing a credit card payment online

Know the risks to processing credit card payments online.  Vantiv can help your business increase security, manage costs, and maximize conversions.
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Payment Basics

How to evaluate and compare credit card processing companies

Get the scoop on what you need to compare credit card processing companies. From PCI compliance to mobile payments, we'll help with this business decision.
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Topics for Financial Institutions

Getting to know your EMV chip card

3 things issuers should know
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Vantiv Highlights 3 eCommerce Trends to Watch in 2016

Learn about the three biggest ecommerce trends to watch in 2016. Customer preferences and merchant risks explained in this Vantiv report.
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ShopTalk - Credit Card Rewards

What's in their wallets?
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Omnicommerce Tracker - January 2016

Fulfilling the promise of seamless shopping
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ShopTalk - Mobile Shopping Apps

5 things to know about mobile shopping apps
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5 things to know about mobile shopping apps (Video)

A quick look at how 500 consumers are really using mobile shopping apps. Play and learn.  
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Holiday shopping lists.

What was hot; what was not for the holidays in 2015. 
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Streamlining the checkout line

Walmart introduces Walmart Pay
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Vantiv Omnicommerce Tracker™ - December 2015

Seasonal Rush or Seasonal Crush? Omnicommerce and Holiday Shopping
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ShopTalk—5 Things to Know About Mobile Shopping Apps

It wasn’t so long ago that buying goods and services online was a foreign concept. Now it’s such an integral part of commerce that shoppers almost don’t think twice before providing payment information and placing an order online.
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ShopTalk—Holiday Shopping Lists What’s hot; what’s not?

The holidays are here and both retailers and consumers are looking to make this shopping season one to remember.
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Mobile shopping goes big on Black Friday

IBM Watson Trend shows leaps in mobile device role  
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Where the consumers are

Inside NRF’s Holiday Consumer Spending Survey 
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5 Ways Small Businesses Lose Money

Although small businesses are the backbone of the American economy, not every single one makes money. 
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This season, small is big

Square in the middle of Black Friday and Cyber Week—Small Business Saturday. Ready for consumers planning to #ShopSmall this season?
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Walgreens first to launch loyalty program integration with Apple Pay

Loyalty program includes 85 million active members
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Mobile

Moving through the language of payments can sometimes be funny business. This simple guide is a good place to start getting your edge.
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5 reasons to upgrade to EMV

A short guide
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