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We understand that trying to read your merchant statements can range from frustrating to downright impossible. We can relate to this even though our risk department reviews hundreds of merchant statements every month. Our combined years of experience analyzing merchant statements have allowed us to identify the following six questions which we encourage every business owner to consider.READ MORE
At PayJunction, we provide a detailed breakdown of our customers’ bills each month, which we’ll show you how to read below. For customers on Tiered pricing, transactions fall into three or four price tiers dictated by the risk or reward associated with the transaction — the higher the risk (e.g. keying in a transaction) or reward (e.g. an airline miles card), the higher the cost.READ MORE
At PayJunction, we provide a detailed breakdown of our customers’ bills each month, which we’ll discuss in detail below. For customers on Interchange-plus pricing, transactions are charged based on their wholesale cost (as dictated by the card brands Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Amex) plus a consistent provider markup.READ MORE
MasterCard announced a new assessment fee that will be billed per business location that accepts its cards.READ MORE
Sen. Richard J. Durbin’s (D-Ill.) introduction of Regulation II as a last-minute addition to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was well-intentioned and logical from a payments perspective. Interchange — the wholesale cost to run a credit or debit card transaction — is set by the card brands (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Amex). Interchange should be proportional to the risk of a given transaction, however, businesses were paying upwards of a 1% to 3% Interchange for swiped debit card transactions — one of the least risky transaction types — before the Durbin Amendment was passed. With a card-present debit transaction, the cardholder can be verified and sufficient funds confirmed before the transaction is processed. Credit isn’t even involved.READ MORE
Editor's Note: In 2021, Visa introduced a legitimate classifications of 'Non-Qualified Consumer Credit' and 'Non-Qualified Commercial Credit.' However, if you see Non-Qualified for other card types (Mastercard, Discover, Amex) it is still considered a hidden mark up fee.READ MORE