this thread. I've chosen to start a new thread with this information rather than continue the old one because the information has changed. According to a post on Merchant Talk it now appears that First Data has decided unilaterally to prevent ALL credit card issuers using its facilities to handle such transactions. I've posted the full report on my blog, along with links to the individuals at First Data who respond to queries. May I suggest we snowball them with questions and comments? We need to nip this one in the bud.