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Assessments: Discover International Processing Fee and International Service Fee

If you take a Discover card that was issued outside the US, you’ll be subject to international processing fees. Discover Assessments Discover International Fees Identifying International Processing Fees Lowering Your Costs Discover Assessments Assessment fees are a non-negotiable component of credit card processing costs. Assessments are set by the card brands and are the same…

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Discover imposes two assessment fees specifically for international transactions: The International Processing Fee and the International Service Fee. Both fees can apply to one transaction.

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American Express International Assessment

As of 2018, the International Assessment carries a rate of 0.40% of the total transaction volume. Let’s break that down further and take a look at when this fee is charged. OptBlue Pricing Model American Express Assessments When is the International Assessment charged? Lowering Your Amex Acceptance Costs OptBlue Pricing Model Firstly, the International Assessment…

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The International Assessment is a credit card processing charge that a business on an OptBlue pricing model incurs when accepting an American Express card that was issued outside of the United States.

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International Credit Card Processing

We’ll break down the fees you’ll need to pay for taking payments in different currencies. In this article, we focus on popular “flat rate” payment providers in the US including Braintree, Authorize.net, PayPal, Stripe, and more. In some cases, it may be less expensive to take international payments with an interchange-plus processor. Note that this…

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If you run an ecommerce website or another type of international business, you’re probably taking payments from people all over the world. If that’s the case, you need to know what your payment provider is charging you.

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