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Visa imposed a monthly fee in July 2012 called the fixed acquirer network fee (FANF) to incentivize businesses to route transactions to Visa. This implementation was a direct result of the Durbin Amendment, and was intended to level the competitive landscape for Visa.READ MORE
A new Visa transaction integrity fee will be charged starting April 14, 2018, on any credit transaction that does not meet the custom payment service (CPS) qualification standards. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Amex update their Interchange guidelines biannually in April and October. This fee will be $0.10 per transaction.READ MORE
MasterCard announced that its assessment fee will increase to 0.13% effective April 8, 2018. The card brands update their Interchange guides biannually in October and April. This change will represent a 0.0025% increase from MasterCard’s October 2017 rate of 0.1275%, equating to an extra $0.13 in MasterCard assessment fees for every $5,000 processed per month.READ MORE
All four card brands (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Amex) provide written rules and regulations for processing their cards to ensure sound business for all. MasterCard recently changed its standards around determining card validity at checkout.READ MORE
MasterCard announced its expansion to 2-series bank identification numbers (BINs). For decades, MasterCards started with the number five. However, MasterCard plans to begin issuing cards starting with the number two in summer 2017.READ MORE
MasterCard announced a new assessment fee that will be billed per business location that accepts its cards.READ MORE