Payment Glossary

Effective Rate

The effective rate shows the amount of volume a business pays in credit card processing fees to process a given amount. It is shown as a percentage, and is calculated by dividing gross processing fees by gross sales. Learn More

Related Terms

  • Merchant Account

    An account opened through a payment processor or financial institution that allows payees to accept credit card payments from a payer.

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  • UDAP (Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices)

    Unfair or Deceptive Acts of Practices (UDAP) is a collection of rules for banking regulations, aiming to protect credit card users while adding to card-related disclosures.

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