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Visa Debit Makes First Canada Move

Payments industry consultant, Todd Ablowitz of Double Diamond Group is quoted in a subscription-based article about Visa Canada announcing that Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce will be the first financial institution in Canada to issue Visa-branded debit cards. Visa...

Canada Delays Ultra-Secure Payment Card System

One longtime payment consultant, Todd Ablowitz (president of the payment consulting firm Double Diamond Group), argues that the Canadian delay could foreshadow U.S. challenges. “It’s no surprise to anyone that changing the entire acceptance experience for...

ISOs Without Borders: Finding Global Merchants

Many expansion opportunities are available in international locations, says Todd Ablowitz, president of Double Diamond Group, a Centennial, Colo.-based consulting firm. ISOs largely have been successful at finding smaller merchants in the U.S. and selling payment...

Nxgen Expanding Operations Into Europe

Payments companies should “think globally” but also “execute at a level they can support,” agrees Todd Ablowitz, president of Double Diamond Group, a Centennial, Colo.-based consulting firm. There is “more stability and diversity of revenue” in international...