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Visa Fraud Monitoring: What Merchants Need to Know

The Visa Fraud Monitoring Program (VFMP), an initiative by Visa that helps merchants identify and lower excessive fraud activity, recently made updates to their dispute conditions. The main change applies specifically to a set of rules called Dispute Code 10.5

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5 Questions Merchants Should Ask Their Acquirer

For merchants, it is vital that their chosen payments acquirer has the ability to work with them as a partner as opposed to simply a provider of payment services to fulfil consumer purchases. Acquirers should be able to work with their merchants and payments intermediaries in order to complete as many transactions as possible while managing the risk of fraud and chargebacks effectively.

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Payments Basics: What is an Issuer

An issuer is a bank or financial institution which provides debit, credit, and/or prepaid cards to consumers on behalf of payment card schemes. Typical payment card schemes include Visa and Mastercard, for example. In 2018, 668.87 million cards were in circulation in the EU alone. Every one of these cards was provided to consumers via an issuer.

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What is an Acquirer and Why You Need (a Good) One

If you’re an entrepreneur looking to accept debit and credit cards for your business, you’ve come across the word “acquirer”. In the payments industry, acquirers go by a few different names. You may have heard them being called a merchant account bank, a merchant bank, or a settlement bank.

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