Interchange fee – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Interchange fee is a term used in the payment card industry to describe a fee that a merchant’s bank the “acquiring bank” pays a customer’s bank the “issuing bank” when merchants accept cards using card networks such as Visa and MasterCard for purchases. In a credit card transaction, the card-issuing bank in a payment transaction deducts the interchange fee from the amount it pays the acquiring bank that handles a credit or debit card transaction for a merchant. The acquiring bank then pays the merchant the amount of the transaction minus both the interchange fee and an additional, usually smaller fee for the acquiring bank or ISO, which is often referred to as a discount rate, an add-on rate, or passthru.

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