A mandate from Visa Canada that merchants collect card security codes for not-present transactions last year met with resistance from travel companies. They claim to have convinced the payment network to delay rules and make exceptions. Such a need complicates service by agents or arrangers purchasing online, through "direct connections" or via telephone for travelers whose security codes should be found nowhere but on the cards they hold. Travel management companies could face related challenges if a Southwest Airlines plan that surfaced last week comes to pass.
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