New England credit unions may see a dip in their card interchange income this quarter, according to First Data Corporation.
Snowfall helps grocery stores, food and beverage retailers, but hurts almost all other businesses.
Hotel, travel sectors help boost spending to highest level in 13 months, says First Data.
Payments processor reports highest spending levels since last summer.
At a time when more small businesses are looking for alternatives after being the shown the door by their longtime banks, one Arizona retailer recently went public with its frustrations.
Online retailer in Tempe said its experience has been better now that it's gone local.