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Small business credit card users now have more protection.

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This story appears in the September 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

As of September 1, 's U.S. small- customers will enjoy zero liability--a level of fraud their consumer cardholder counterparts have had for 12 years.

"Small-business owners were not always clear about what level of protection they were getting," explains Bruno Perreault, group head of global small-business and midsize enterprises for MasterCard Worldwide. "We decided to introduce zero liability to alleviate concern and to assure small-business cardholders that they are protected from misuse of the card at all times."

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