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Payment facilitation and risk management: What do vertical software companies need to know?

Payrix

Before we dive into the risks associated with payments, let’s review why embedding payments is good for SaaS businesses and the three payment processing solutions available to software companies today. What are the benefits of adding payments to vertical software? What is a PayFac® developer?

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Payment Facilitator vs Payment Gateway: Key Differences and Similarities

Stax

In a world where we’re spending more and more time online and every click is a potential transaction, it’s no surprise the eCommerce and digital payments sectors are experiencing exponential growth. In this article, we’ll dive into the intricacies of two types of players in the eCommerce ecosystem: payment gateways and payment facilitators.

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Payment Facilitation Providers

Agile Payments

Payment Facilitator Provider: Who do you work to become a Payment Facilitator? A Payment Facilitator or PayFac acts as a the Master Merchant. The Payment Facilitator is responsible for regulatory compliance and has financial risk of their sub-users.

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What Are Payment Facilitators Responsible For?

Infinicept

Payment facilitators – also known as Payfacs – operate in cooperation with acquiring banks, card networks, and the regulators who oversee the payments system.

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The Economics of Payment Facilitator Registration

As the popularity of becoming a PayFac (payment facilitator) grows, it's crucial to understand the intricate economics involved. Download now to gain a comprehensive understanding of payment facilitation and optimize your payment processing approach for sustainable growth and profitability.

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How to Choose Between a Payment Facilitator (PayFac) and a Merchant of Record (MoR) for Your Business

Subscription Flow

The success of your business can be greatly impacted by your choice of payment processing model in the dynamic world of eCommerce and online business. To simplify the intricacies of payment processing, two well-known solutions have surfaced: Payment Facilitators (PayFacs) and Merchants of Record (MoRs).

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Card Brands Announce Fee and Rule Changes Affecting Payment Facilitators

Infinicept

Card networks Mastercard and Visa recently announced changes to their rules related to payment facilitators. As always, it’s important for PFs to understand these changes and the impact they’ll have on their business. We break down the most significant changes for you here.

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PayFac vs. ISO: What Is the Optimal Integrated Payment Strategy in SaaS?

Our comprehensive article delves into the merits and challenges of Payment Facilitators (PayFac) versus Independent Sales Organization (ISO) registration. Equip your business with the knowledge to choose the right payment strategy. Delve deeper into issues of scalability, compliance, and setup.

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5 Myths - and the Truth - About Becoming a Payment Facilitator

Being a payment facilitator is not for everybody. But the single biggest factor that gets in the way of becoming a payment facilitator is the obfuscation (lies, to tell the truth) circulating within the industry about what it takes to be a PF. The timing might be wrong.

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How Becoming a Payment Facilitator Improves Your Merchant’s Experience

How does becoming a payment facilitator help them achieve this? Many business-to-business software companies were founded for a single, fundamental purpose: to improve the business solutions available to a certain industry or vertical.

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The Payfac eBook

There’s plenty of talk out there regarding payment facilitators and how they fit in to the landscape of software-led payments. But the information can be a lot to sort through: What is a payment facilitator, exactly? What do they do? What’s involved in becoming one? And who should make that move?

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Get More Help With Merchant Onboarding and Get Payments Going Your Way

As software companies become a larger part of the payments world, you will have to determine how much of a role you want to play and how far up the payments revenue food chain you want to go.

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"I Love Filling Out 12-Page Applications and Waiting Weeks For a Response,” Said No Merchant Ever

For the Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) providing business solutions to their merchants, the legacy payments ecosystem does not operate in their favor. Learn how becoming a payment facilitator can improve a merchant’s experience and your revenue. ISVs have no control over the processes that touch their merchants every day.

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Your Guide to Embedded Payments

Right now, the embedded payments conversation can be downright confusing. Part of the reason for this owes to the sheer volume of terms used to describe some of the approaches within the space, like payfac, payment facilitator, merchant of record (MOR), embedded payments, software-led payments––and that's just to name a few.

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Compliance 101: What You Need to Know as a Payfac

Payment facilitators are obligated to follow rules and regulations from the multiple entities that govern the payments ecosystem. Compliance is achieved by implementing the appropriate processes needed to adhere to these rules and remaining aware of changing conditions.