Truth About Costly Merchant Discount Rates Revealed in New Report at

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Citing on-going confusion over merchant discount rates by business owners, has released a comprehensive report detailing information vital to companies shopping for credit card processing.

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Far too many consumers are finding themselves 'surprised' by costs they did not expect...., the industry's leading comparison engine for credit card payment processors, announces the release of its latest report detailing how merchant discount rates work and revealing what business owners need to know.

“Discount fees and other charges are among the pesky irritants that keep straining the relationship between business owners and payment processing services,” said Greg Wong of “We feel this additional information will help empower business owners when shopping for transaction processing services.”

According to the site, merchant discount rates are basically the dues, fees and charges business owners are required to pay for accepting credit payments on a per transaction basis.

“When processors are taking a slice of every sale they process, discount rates can really add up. A small reduction of rates from high volume merchants can translate into very significant savings,” Mr. Wong added.

When looking for a service provider, visitors are encouraged to learn the ins-and-outs of the credit card processing industry in order to protect themselves from unnecessary charges. Information like:, were made available at no cost to serve this purpose. The topics covered include:

  •     Qualified Rate
  •     Mid Qualified Rate and
  •     Non Qualified Rate

“Consumers don't need to become an expert, this stuff is complicated, but a little knowledge will help prevent them from being fleeced by light on ethics sales people they may encounter,” Mr. Wong said. “Sales personnel often fail to mention the add-on charges known as mid-qualified and non-qualified for example.”

What was thought to be the cheaper and more cost effective option can quickly turn out to be more expensive. “Misunderstanding and confusion is rampant in this industry,” Mr. Wong continues to say, “far too many consumers are finding themselves 'surprised' by costs they did not expect.”

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