U.S. Gas Prices On The Rise

The OPEC production deal has sent gasoline prices on an upward spike By NACS Online After relatively low gasoline prices across the country, pump prices are increasing as the cost of oil rises after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided to keep production at its current levels, UPI reports. OPEC had previously agreed…

Visa Announces EMV Delay

The card company has changed the U.S. domestic EMV activation deadline for automated fuel dispensers until 2020 NACS ONLINE Visa Inc. has delayed its deadline for installing EMV chip-card readers in U.S. gasoline pumps after retailer discussions made clear that they would not have enough time to complete the multibillion-dollar upgrades, reports Bloomberg. According to…

Visa Changes Rules to Avoid Enforcement Action by The Federal Trade Commission

Recent scrutiny by the FTC and Federal Reserve Board of Governors triggered the modification NACS Online Recently, Visa agreed to change their rules and requirements for payment system stakeholders regarding the rollout of EMV smart chip technology in the United States. The move comes after careful scrutiny from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal…

SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot

By Patrick A. Kelley, SNAP Program Analyst This is an important announcement regarding the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Online Purchasing Pilot Request for Volunteers (RFV) published on September 15, 2016. The USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is pleased to announce that we have received confirmation that additional Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Host Processors intend…