Payment Gateway

A payment gateway is an application service provider that authorizes credit card, debit card and electronic check payments for businesses. A payment gateway facilitates the transfer of information between a payment portal (such as a website, mobile phone, or interactive voice response service) and the front-end processor or acquiring bank. When a customer orders a product from a payment gateway-enabled merchant, the payment gateway performs a variety of tasks to process the transaction.

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    A one time debit entry to the account of a receiver whom is notified, at the point of purchase, that their check (source document) will be converted...

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  • VAR Sheet

    A VAR Sheet is a file containing information, such as merchant account information, bank account information, processor information, etc. This file is typically given to a payment...

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