Credit Card Processing

What Happens When You Get a Chargeback

When you disagree that a chargeback is warranted, you’ll need to fight that chargeback through your credit card processor. However, processors each have their own methods for notifying you of chargebacks and for requesting documentation to support your claim. In this article, we’ll go over what to expect when you receive a chargeback so that…

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Most businesses deal with a chargeback at some point. When a customer is not satisfied with a purchase, they dispute that purchase through their credit card issuer, asking for the money to be refunded.

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Visa Zero Floor Limit Fee

The fee basically acts as a penalty for submitting a transaction for settlement without first submitting it for proper authorization. As of 2018, Visa sets the zero floor limit fee at $0.20. Visa Assessment Fees The Zero Floor Limit Fee Finding the Fee on Your Statement Lowering Visa Costs at Your Business Visa Assessment Fees…

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The Zero Floor Limit fee applies to transactions without a previously approved authorization.

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Visa’s Zero Dollar Verification Fee

When you properly verify information, the zero dollar verification fee will apply and the misuse of authorization fee will not. Visa Assessments The Zero Dollar Verification Fee Information You Can Verify Locating the Fee on Statements Lowering Costs to Take Credit Cards Comparing Markups Visa Assessments When you accept Visa cards at your business, Visa…

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The Zero Dollar Verification Fee is a small charge (called an assessment) that Visa imposes when your business verifies cardholder information without actually charging the card.

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Visa’s Base II System File Transmission Fee

The System File Transmission Fee applies every time you take a Visa card. Transactions can (and often do) incur more than one assessment fee. For example, you may frequently see the System File Transmission Fee along with the Acquirer Processing Fee. Visa’s Assessments Base II Transmission Fee Locating the System File Transmission Fee Visa’s Assessments…

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The Visa System File Transmission Fee, also called the Base II Transmission Fee or Base II System Fee, is an assessment fee that Visa charges.

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Visa’s Misuse of Authorization Fee

Sometimes called “ghost authorizations,” misused authorizations are transactions that are neither settled nor reversed properly. The fee attempts to cut down on such authorizations. Therefore, if you don’t follow a Visa authorization with a matching clearing transaction, you’ll incur the Misuse of Authorization Fee. You could also incur the fee in the case of a…

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The Misuse of Authorization Fee is an assessment charge that Visa imposes on transactions that don’t follow proper authorization procedures.

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Visa’s Base II Credit Voucher Fee

Technically, there are two of these fees: the credit voucher fee and the Base II Credit Voucher Fee. The difference is that the Base II Credit Voucher Fee applies to US-based transactions. From there, the fee is split into Credit Voucher Fee (Debit), Credit Voucher Fee (Credit), Base II Credit Voucher Fee (Debit), and Base…

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Visa’s Base II Credit Voucher Fee is an assessment fee that Visa charges when your business refunds a customer’s money.  There are separate fees for credit and debit.

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Kilobyte Access Fee (Visa and Mastercard)

Assessment Fees Kilobyte Access Fee Locating the KB Fee on Your Processing Statement Lowering Processing Costs Assessment Fees Both Visa and Mastercard charge assessment fees as a way to make money from credit card transactions. Assessment fees are typically small (often fractions of a penny) but multiple assessment fees can apply to the same transaction….

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Visa and Mastercard both charge a Kilobyte Access Fee as one of their assessment fees for credit card processing. As of 2018, Visa’s fee is set at $0.0047 while Mastercard’s is $0.0044. The fee is charged for each authorization transaction submitted to the card network for settlement. Let’s look at what that means and how to determine your costs for the Kilobyte Access Fee.

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All Four Major Credit Cards to Go Signature-Free

What does it mean that all four major credit card companies are set to go signature free? The paradigm shift has been prompted by recent leaps in credit card security and fraud protection, along with consumer trends such as the rise of mobile payments technology (e.g., Apple Pay), and of course the rapidly becoming ubiquitous…

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By April 2018, purchasing by signature will be a thing of the past. Like dominoes falling one after another, the four major credit cards are letting go of the requirement for cardholders to provide a signature for purchases when using a chip-enabled card.

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