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Merchant Aggregation – The Sum of the Parts

Reducing the friction involved in boarding a small merchant doesn’t necessarily require aggregation, but merchant aggregation is one well-established way to reduce that friction, says Todd Ablowitz, president of Double Diamond Group, a payments consulting firm based...

Aggregation – Strength in Numbers

Competition to put card-acceptance gear in the hands of mobile, small and vertical niche merchants is heating up. This has prompted more acquirers to reduce friction in the boarding process by signing up multiple clients under a single master merchant account, instead...

The Rise of Merchant Aggregators

Acquiring experts also admonish merchant aggregators to understand all regulations that could affect them. In January, Square Inc. got hit with a cease-and-desist order from the state of Illinois for being an unlicensed money transmitter. Illinois also issued similar...