Difference between revisions of "Acquirer"

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The acquirer will present the transactions to the card issuer for payment and will then pay the retailer the amount of the card transactions less a discount - which covers their own and the card issuer’s fee for handling the transaction. This is how retailers get paid.
 
The acquirer will present the transactions to the card issuer for payment and will then pay the retailer the amount of the card transactions less a discount - which covers their own and the card issuer’s fee for handling the transaction. This is how retailers get paid.
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
* [[Recourse]]
 
* [[Recourse]]
 
 

Revision as of 15:11, 17 June 2016

A financial institution - often a subsidiary of a bank - that ‘buys’ credit card transactions, with recourse, from a retailer.

The acquirer will present the transactions to the card issuer for payment and will then pay the retailer the amount of the card transactions less a discount - which covers their own and the card issuer’s fee for handling the transaction. This is how retailers get paid.


See also