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Ben Bradley

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Based on merchant feedback, PaymentsEd and Visa will discuss the new Stored Credential Transaction framework and address questions to ensure that merchants are compliant prior to April 30, 2018. What You Will Learn About Rationale behind the framework Benefits for merchants, issuers an...
  We’ve reached our cruising altitude. That’s the message from the 2018 Emerging Trends in Real Estate, an annual joint venture from the Urban Land Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers. The real estate market tends to be cyclical with a series of booms and busts, but the report i...
Rental properties give you, the investor, the power to determine your profits. Let's be clear: Buying a home doesn't always give you the biggest return on your money. From 1890 to 2012 the inflation-adjusted return on a house was 0.17% — a fraction of the 6.27% return for investments ...
You visit a website. You register for a white paper download. You get an email. Open it, and you get another one in 2 days. Ignore it and three days later, you get another one. And so it goes. Welcome to the wonderful world of IF/THEN marketing automation statements – probably th...
PINless debit technology enables merchants to process a debit card payment without the need for the customer to enter a PIN. Whether you are already utilizing PINless, or currently evaluating the business case, this webinar will provide you with the key information you need to get the ...
We are in a bit of a quandary when it comes to social media management and automation. Brands need to interact and engage constantly with their customers via social to uphold their loyalty. If you want to turn your followers into paying customers, winging it daily is not a viable strat...
Since their discovery, gene therapies have been praised for their ability to effectively deliver cures for debilitating diseases and conditions, many of which have no other alternative treatment options available. The number of gene therapy clinical trials continues to climb both in th...
The best way to find those needles is to remove the haystack, weeding out legitimate customers and transactions in order to focus on those with the greatest likelihood of criminal intent. That requires a comprehensive fraud prevention strategy, supported by a robust machine learning mo...
When it comes to email, the messages we get make up an essential part of our modern-day communications. However, sorting through them takes up an immense amount of time. That time we could spend by doing more of what we like, need or enjoy. What is inbox zero Inbox Zero is an approach ...
Find Out Where to Invest in Single Family Rentals The rankings are based on five-year projected investment returns and the attractiveness of local school systems. Data firms HomeUnion and Maponics had just ranked the top zip codes in the country for investment in single-family rent...
Mortgage Troubles in the Wake of Harvey and Irma There was a total of 54,700 new foreclosure starts in the month of August 2017, which is an increase month-over-month of 2.63 percent, but a year-over-year decrease of 20.49 percent. The number of total national properties 30 or more d...
Foreclosures on the Rise Foreclosure filings increased 13.62 percent nationally from July to August. According to ATTOM Data Solutions, a firm that tracks foreclosures, this is how the 50 states and the District of Columbia ranked for foreclosure filings during August. The national av...
Before an effective fraud prevention strategy can be implemented, common schemes and attack vectors must be understood. Here are the top 5 techniques used by scammers who target the airline industry: 1. Transactional fraud Stolen credit cards are frequently used to purchase flights. In...
Nebula Systems confirm official release of NC1701 Nebula Systems confirm the release of their “NC1701 Enhanced Vehicle Communications Controller” Connected car innovators Nebula Systems has released an exciting new hardware solution to greatly increase access to valuable vehicle data. ...
              Property damage caused by Hurricane Harvey is projected by Moody’s Analytics to be between $51 billion and $75 billion, but there are immense unknown costs. Given the dense population of the impacted region, stats given to DS News by Bl...
Harvey’s hit to mortgages could be four times worse than predicted—and then there’s Irma As many as 300,000 borrowers could become delinquent on their loans after Hurricane Harvey, Black Knight Financial Services says. That is four times the original prediction because new disaster z...
eGift card transactions pose greater risk for fraud than regular transactions for two main reasons: They’re instantaneous. Legitimate and fraudulent purchasers expect to be able to redeem the eGift card immediately. They’re more anonymous. A consumer is not expected to provide identity...
The payments industry’s approach to combatting the growing CNP fraud problem has the unfortunate and unintended consequence of false declines. Join PaymentsEd for this webinar as we highlight one of the most popular sessions from the 2017 Forum and dive into what players in the payment...
Rental Property: The 14 Best Places to Buy in 2017 The best places to buy rental property often have three things in common: job growth, population growth and affordability. When you find a market that has all three of these factors, you’ll probably be able to find good investment op...
Top 10 US Cities for Foreclosures Detroit is the worst city to live in, according to recent top rankings for foreclosures released by WalletHub. Considering the factors the list takes into account, it’s also likely the worse place to invest, too. In determining its foreclosures rankin...
GDPR compliance is very much a hot topic, with the EU Parliament finally having set a date for enforcing the zero-tolerance regulation to data protection and privacy. As of 25th March 2018, the stakes will be even higher for organisations failing to comply with data privacy laws; eithe...
If you’re a loan officer or a mortgage lender and you are struggling with digital marketing you are not alone. Most everyone that we talk to in the business is having a hard time with this at one level or another. Of course there are a small group of people who excel at mortgage market...
In a bold move that cannibalizes its own custom application development business, SilverTreeSystems introduces a rapid application development platform for Salesforce allowing non-coders to build workflow applications 10X faster. CHICAGO (July 21, 2017) – For years, Jon Sapir, founder ...
5 tips for building a successful fraud team Payment fraud has been with us since the beginning of ecommerce and unfortunately, there are no signs of this type of fraud slowing down anytime soon. Within the recent years, fraud has evolved to be a complex and costly problem for most of t...
Staying Afloat Over the last 12 months, the number of underwater mortgages in the U.S. has fallen 35 percent, According to the Mortgage Monitor report released by Black Knight Financial Services this morning. It dropped 16 percent in just the first quarter of 2017. In total, 1.8 mil...
          With intense competition from U.S. and foreign buyers alike, a house flippers biggest concern is just finding properties which can be acquired at decent prices. Attracting families to actually buy the homes after renovation - that's easy by compariso...
Confident fraudsters welcome such calls because they know most merchants can be fooled over the phone with just a few simple confirmations or a short conversation. Despite their confidence most fraudsters don’t place orders by phone unless they’re convinced it’s a surefire method for g...
Join PaymentsEd and Worldpay for a webinar dedicated to understanding the payments landscape in Latin America and the complexities of each market. This will allow you and your company to make better and more informed decisions when possessing card transactions in the LatAm region. What...
The payments industry becomes more complex every day and sometimes a payment professional could use a helping hand. Whether you’re thinking of hiring a payment consultant, have already decided that it’s time, or aren’t a believer yet, this webinar will help answer all of your questions...
The FDA’s Groundbreaking Strides Toward a Quality-Centric Regulatory System Two famous pharmaceutical industry quotes encapsulate industry thinking and the push for progress in recent years. Upon launching Pharmaceutical cGMPs for the 21st Century – a Risk-Based Approach, Janet W...
The Hazards of Traditional Corrosion Prevention Methods Corrosion is an unforgiving and costly enemy of metal packaging. Corrosion prevention methods using traditional Vapor Corrosion Inhibitors (VCIs) are both costly and hazardous to operations personnel and the environment. To illust...
Bot traffic actually exceeds human traffic on the internet, which is an alarming statement. According to a security report by Imperva, bots are responsible for 52 percent of web traffic. Botnets are a type of malware that allows an attacker to take control over an affected computer. Th...
INTELLIGENT, IOT-BASED Solvent waste management Smart waste management and solvent recycling are vitally important today. Ask any segment of an industry that uses solvent recyclers for waste management and they would agree: there are many benefits to putting spent solvent through a pro...
If you’re looking to reduce the amount of solvent waste in your facility, there are several benefits to on-site recycling with a solvent distillation unit over using a third party solvent waste removal service. Maintaining efficient operations requires a clean solvent, but the purchase...
Mallory E. Lawler Concordia University-Portland Impact of Language on Assessments             Language assessments are often based on the state standards in addition to the language proficiency descriptors. A large impact on the student’s success on the assessment relies on the mastery...
Home foreclosures have fallen nationwide to a new post-recession low. Foreclosures in April 2017 were down to a level not seen since November 2005 - as the number of properties with foreclosure filings dropped 23 percent compared to a year earlier and fell 7 percent from March. That’s ...
CHICAGO – Macon Raine, a B2B SEO and PPC content marketing agency, has announced a new strategic marketing partnership with DAWGS Inc. “The new partnership with DAWGs is exciting,” said Anne Tuisl, director of account management for Macon Raine. “DAWGs is doing amazing things to combat...
Evaluating 4 Methods for Securing Vacant Property When investment properties are vacant during renovation, building owners often evaluate different methods for securing the vacant property to protect from break-ins, vandals, squatters, or thieves intent on stealing new appliances, copp...
The blight inflicted on communities by vacant properties is undeniable; in fact, a new white paper suggests just one year of vacancy causes around $150,000 in damages—namely due drops in property value, increases in crime, and increases in costs to police and fire departments that ser...
Under The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), which governs the proper management of hazardous waste and non-hazardous solid waste under the EPA, a solvent must first be classified as a solid waste before it can be considered a “hazardous waste.” Under RCRA, the term “solid ...