Processing a Transaction

  1. Here’s the behind the scene summarization how the payment process develops.  There are 2 words to identify; the Acquirer and the Issuer.  The Acquirer is the Merchant’s bank or financial institution, and the Issuer is the Customer’s bank or financial union that issued the credit /debit card. 
  
 
Step 1: The customer pays with Credit or Debit Card 
The customer uses their card for purchase
Step 2: Payment is Authenticated 
The merchant’s point-of-sale captures card account information, matches merchant to processor and securely processes it for authentication to the merchant’s bank ( Acquirer)
Step 3: Transaction is submitted
When authenticated, it transfers to get the authorization from the customer’s issuing bank (Issuer) 
Step 4: Authorization is requested
Once submitted to the issuing bank,  it seeks approval that there is enough cash or credit limit on the card for authorization
Steps 5 & 6: Authorization response & Merchant payment
The issuing bank authorizes the transaction and assigns an approval to the merchant.  The issuing bank directs payment, the processor then schedules deposit for merchant when transactions settle/batch
 
 
So what’s that mean?    You need to find a processor that will securely transmit the transaction involvement between the acquirer, card service (Visa®, MasterCard®, Discover®, and American Express®)  the issuer and back to you.  Why doesn’t Visa® or MasterCard® offer the service?  They stay neutral and it won’t cloud any decision on what the interchange rate is.
 
We process faster, better and for less fees when using us.  
 

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