Guest Author: Jim Daly January 1, 2019 Cash discounts are all the rage as merchants seek to lower payment card acceptance costs. But critics say cash discounts all too often are surcharges in disguise. Few topics last year drew more interest from independent sales organizations and merchant acquirers than cash discounts. Sessions about the pricing strategy were packed at several regional ISO trade shows. And while the number of merchants offering cash discounts isn’t many yet, salespeople in acquiring operations are eagerly peddling the comparatively new service. So what’s ahead for cash discounts in 2019? Supporters predict the tactic will draw more merchants increasingly fed up with paying what they say are high card-acceptance costs, especially for rewards credit cards. George Sarantopoulos, chief executive of Access One Solutions, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based ATM… Read More.