Interchange Plus pricing – what is it ?

Interchange Plus pricing or Blended pricing ?  These are the 2 options for card acquirers when setting the basis of customers’ pricing.  Is there a material difference? Does it matter to card accepting businesses or is it all just industry “technobabble” … Continued

Latest WorldPay fee increase letters

Merchant reaction, from those we’ve spoken with, to the WorldPay fee increases on Visa debit seems to be one of “outrage” as their costs have increased by significantly more than the interchange increases.  It seems the first of the fee increase … Continued

WorldPay merchant services price increases

WorldPay has recently informed their customers of their latest merchant services price increases.  In a letter/email (click here) they advise customers that the “majority will see an increase in their costs of accepting Visa debit cards”.  WorldPay is the largest merchant services … Continued

Global Payments fee increases from 1 October

Global Payments customers will have received a letter in July outlining the latest rate increases that will hit them as of 1 October.  These latest increases will see the amount of Visa and Mastercard scheme fees passed onto customers increase by … Continued

How to understand your Merchant Account Statement

Your monthly merchant account statement tells you how much cards you have accepted, what kind of cards and how much your merchant acquirer is charging.  But do you really understand the total cost of each transaction and the “extras” that come with a merchant account?

Why Do Interchange Costs Matter To Merchants?

It matters because interchange is your acquiring bank’s biggest cost and will be passed onto you through your transaction charges, otherwise known as your merchant service charge (“MSC”) .  It is payable by