Discount Rate

Merchants are charged a fee for the processing services that enable them to accept cards as payment. This fee, called the “merchant discount” or “discount rate,” is negotiated with each merchant during the sales process. The discount rate is usually a percentage of the merchant’s sales volume.

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    An automated teller machine (ATM) is a device that allows for the withdrawal of cash without the need of a human teller or cashier.

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    An entry initiated at an electronic terminal, such as an automated teller machine (ATM). This entry can either be a debit or a credit.

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