PayFac Pays Off

If you are looking to increase revenue by becoming a Payment Facilitator, here’s what you need to know. While PayFac is one of the fastest growing segments of the payments industry, many payments professionals don’t fully understand the PayFac basics. That’s why it’s important to work with a trusted advisor if you are considering providing…

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Changing Political Climate Could Signal Bright Sky In Payments

Dodd-Frank Due to Trump’s executive order, Dodd-Frank is back in the spotlight and there is hope that its restrictions on the financial industry will be scaled back. It was implemented in response to the 2008 financial crisis. However, its impact on banks and small businesses has been onerous. Compliance costs are so high that many…

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Use Gift Card Programs To Reduce Attrition & Increase Revenue

Let’s face it, when it comes to attrition and revenue, gift card programs aren’t the first things that come to mind. That’s because many ISOs don’t realize their true value nor do merchants use them to their full potential. They aren’t just for the holiday season and, when used properly, they can increase revenue year…

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3 Reasons to Sell Your Processing Portfolio Now

Multiples are at Historic Highs – With portfolio valuations at record levels, the opportunity exists to capitalize on this phenomenon before the market cycle takes a downturn. Seller’s Market – Right now, there are numerous qualified buyers actively looking to buy processing portfolios. This is due in part to the availability of cheap credit and entrance of…

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Market Cyclicality and Its Effect on Multiples

Our economy is cyclical. Over the last century, we’ve seen recessions about every 4 to 6 years with the last official recession ending in June 2009. It appears we are overdue for another economic setback if history is any guide. Like the economy, every financial market is cyclical. The payments industry market is no exception.…

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MAPP Advisors shares M & A expertise at SEAA conference

How the Details Strongly Influence Merchant-Portfolio Valuations May 4, 2016 By Kevin Woodward Independent sales organizations and merchant-services salespeople considering selling all or part of their merchant portfolios have to consider more than finding the right buyer, said a panel of acquiring specialists. While some portfolio valuations might spike as high as the 40s—referring to…

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Vaden Landers Joins MAPP Advisors as Strategic Advisor

NASHVILLE, TN (FEBRUARY 29, 2016) – MAPP Advisors is pleased to announce that Vaden Landers, 30-year veteran of the payment processing industry and recognized as one of its most trusted leaders, has joined MAPP Advisors in the capacity of Strategic Advisor. Landers, who also serves as the Chairman and Managing Partner of Singular Payments, previously…

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