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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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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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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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How does a Software Platform make money from Payment Facilitation As A Service?

Agile Payments

For SaaS applications with payment needs, eg Rentlee, a landlord platform offering rent collection, Payment Facilitation as a Service allows the platform to act as a master merchant account. This allows landlords to be set up as sub-accounts and begin accepting rent payments instantly.

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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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Hybrid Payment Facilitation for SaaS Platforms

Agile Payments

A Payment Facilitator can be thought of as a Master Merchant that facilitates and processes credit and debit card transactions for their platform users.

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Payment Facilitation Solutions For Property Management Platforms

Agile Payments

Payment Facilitation allows a SaaS application the ability to accept payments on behalf of its end users. The platform users complete a simple application and in minutes can begin accepting credit cards and in some cases ACH Payments. Payment Facilitation at its core offers instant onboarding of platform users.

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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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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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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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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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"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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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.

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Underwriting 101: What is Underwriting and Why is it Important?

Underwriting in the payments industry is the process of assessing and verifying potential customers – including adherence to banking, brand, and governmental rules – to protect consumers from entities that want to engage in fraud or other illegal activities by accepting credit card transactions.