Month: January 2016

Don’t be a target in new EMV world

As most of you are aware (perhaps painfully), there has been a big change in the relationship between merchants that accept credit cards and the banks that issue them. This “liability shift” happened October 1 and impacts face-to-face payment transactions involving cards with an EMV chip on the front.

Gov’t Affairs News – Flint water, Chip & PIN and more

Flint water crisis dominates State of the State Address

Gov. Snyder gave his sixth and biggest State of the State speech on Tuesday, addressing not only Michigan residents but a national audience interested to hear his take on the Flint water crisis.

Warm weather helped cool holiday sales

LANSING – Heat Miser appeared to get the upper hand, as unseasonably warm weather helped push Michigan retailers’ holiday sales below forecasts. Sales increased 0.4 percent over the 2014 season despite retailers’ forecasts of a 2 percent rise,