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New “User Review And Comment” Policy

In an effort to avoid the user review and complaint pollution that some of these other ratings sites face, I’ve decided to enforce a strict commenting policy. I think it’s for the greater good of our community on both sides of the fence. You can read the policy in its entirety here. You’ll notice a […]

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Mar 8, 2010 Filed under: News 0
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The 5 Rules For You Problem Merchants

The other day I was reading an article over at Transaction Trends called “Managing Problem Merchants.” If you feel like putting yourself in your ISOs shoes for a bit, give it a read. As much as we like to think that we’re always 100% right, and that we should do everything in our power to […]

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Mar 2, 2010 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 0

Merchant Service Providers Recognize Merchant Maverick Ratings

I’m happy to see that merchant account providers are beginning to take Merchant Maverick’s ratings seriously. I think that as I refine and better my reviews, that trend will continue. Up until now, TopTenReviews and the BBB have been the only two review and mediation platforms by which to judge an MSP, and from what […]

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Feb 23, 2010 Filed under: News 2
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iPhone Virtual Terminals: The Mobile Merchant’s Friend

  I love my iPhone. It’s fun, it’s cool, it even helps me be more productive with all of its business/productivity apps. I wish I could mess around with it more (don’t have time), but I still love the possibilities it offers me. The iPhone is a disruptive technology because it’s changed the way most […]

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Oct 15, 2009 Filed under: Mobile Payments 2

Cynergy Data Files Chapter 11…Ouch!!

I was surprised to see this one coming. Probably because they appeared more profitable than they actually were. In an affidavit, Moore, a senior managing director of CM&D Management Services LLC, said he was hired after Cynergy discovered accounting errors in March 2009. He said these errors misstated revenue and expenses for 2007 and 2008, […]

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Sep 1, 2009 Filed under: News 0

Setting Up A Merchant Account: The Quick Guide

It’s a daunting task…or is it? Merchant account setup doesn’t need be a hassle. Of course it may seem so, especially when you first dip your toes in the process, but with a little advice from the Maverick, you’ll be up and running in no time, and hopefully, without any stress. I’ve broken the process […]

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Aug 7, 2009 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 2