February 2, 2018

CBD Legality Limbo? Upcoming Court Decision to Provide Clarity

On February 15, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will issue a decision that will have far-reaching consequences in the industrial hemp industry. The Court will […]
March 3, 2017

State Money Transmitter Rule Slams PFs, ISOs

Late last month, Pennsylvania issued an advisory that its money transmitter regulations are violated when payments companies–payment facilitators and ISOs–collect money from consumers and forward it […]
March 1, 2017

Think Chargebacks Are Bad? Look What Uncle Sam Can Do

The Federal Trade Commission and other government agencies have a newfound willingness to hold payment processors liable for the unlawful conduct of their merchants. This is […]
February 27, 2017

What to Do When Your Processor Won’t Pay You? It Depends…

Every week, I get a call from an agent or ISO (whom we will simply call the “agent”) complaining that an ISO or other upstream processing […]
February 10, 2017

Feds Go After Payment Processors

Department of Justice introduced Operation Choke Point in early 2013 as an enforcement initiative to choke off swindlers’ access to the payments system by targeting the […]
February 9, 2017

Weed Payment Processing

Little more than a year ago, the United States Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued written guidance to banks for extending merchant services to […]