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What are the implications of accepting debit cards versus credit cards?

Debit vs. Credit . More and more consumers are using debit cards, rather than credit cards. For the purposes of this explanation, a debit card directly "debits", or transacts an EFT (electronic funds transfer) from a customer's primary account--the first account linked to the card. A credit card generates an invoice, which the customer receives in the mail before he pays. This difference is very important, because both types of cards can accept PINs (personal identification numbers), or may be transacted, using signatures. Each type of card has its advantages and disadvantages.. For the consumer, using a debit card can alleviate both the hassle of writing checks, and the need to carry a wallet full of cash. Consumers typically have the option of choosing "debit" or "credit" (merchants may or may not wish to offer both options). When debit is selected, the customer enters his PIN as he would at the ATM (automated teller machine), and his purchase is then treated as a cash, or POS (point-of-sale), transaction. The merchant may also elect to offer "cash back", which saves the customer a trip to the ATM, and saves him ATM fees, if an ATM is not available within his bank's network.. When credit is selected, the customer signs a receipt, which the merchant then presents for settlement, before the purchase is posted to the customer's account, and then paid, via merchant services, to the merchant's account.. An ATM card, without "credit" capability, can also be used at the point of sale, but is limited by the ATM networks to which a bank subscribes. Adding the Visa or MasterCard logo increases the consumer's ability to use the EFT option, rather than the cash or check options.. The option for a PIN-based transaction with a credit card is typically treated as a cash advance at the ATM, although merchants can offer "cash back," as well. However, for the consumer, such cash advances charge a percentage, typically around three to five percent, versus the fees charged at out-of-network ATMs (which can average around $4.00 per transaction: e.g. $2.00 by the ATM vendor, and $2.00 by the consumer's bank).. The merchant's decision to offer debit and/or credit must take into account the amount of his average sale vs. the daily limits that are imposed upon the consumer. POS-, cash- (ATM), and cash-advance limits are typically lower than signature limits, regardless of the amount of money available in an account; or of the customer's credit-card limit. POS transactions have typical limits between $100.00 and $1,000.00; ATM limits are between $50.00 and $1000.00, and are imposed by the bank in its effort to anticipate the demand for the cash in the machine; and cash-advance limits are dictated by the credit card company, and the entity advancing the cash. Limits on cards owned by businesses are typically higher than those owned by consumers. Conversely, debit-card, signature limits are typically around $1,000.00, but never exceed $10,000.00, regardless of the amount of the available balance. POS, ATM and signature limits are determined by several factors: the relative history that a customer has with the bank, the average balance that a customer keeps in his account, and his ability to maintain his account without overdrafts. Unlike POS limits, however, signature limits can be lifted (suspended) temporily, to allow larger purchases. Such suspensions are approved and set by the bank. The consumer lets the bank know how much he wants to spend, and the time-frame in which he expects to make his purchase: usually 12-48 hours.. Another issue to keep in mind is the second type of daily transaction limit for signature-based purchases. That is, when a customer reaches ten unposted authorizations, he may not be able to authorize more until some have been posted.. Whether a merchant offers debit and/or credit may also be dictated by the type of business. For merchants in the rental business--e.g. hotel rooms, cars, trucks, or equipment--a signature-based authorization is typically made for more than the final transaction amount, in the interest of anticipating charges, and protecting collateral. If a debit card is used, the consumer may not have the extra funds available for such a hold. A credit card may be a better choice for both the merchant and the consumer. Tip-based businesses, such as hairdressers, and particularly restaurants, use equipment that accounts for a gratuity--regardless of how this is ultimately handled--for signature-based authorization holds, prior to settlement. This means that the hold amount is often higher than the actual settlement, and may result in a lot of disgruntled customers who are questioning the higher hold amount. Gas stations, that require payment before pumping, can place authorization holds higher than the purchase amounts, which can inconvenience customers, as well, when needed funds are tied up. Service providers, of any type, may take card numbers for recurring payments. Even if the customer cancels such a contract, authorization holds can still tie up funds for several days, even without further action by the merchant. Authorization holds typically stay on a customer's account for three full business days, following the effective date, even after a "refund" is made to the customer. Without further action, the hold falls off, and the authorization balance is adjusted. Effective dates are Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays. These are some transactions unique to certain businesses. A merchant-service provider can offer guidance for a particular business.. For whatever reason, a customer may complain about multiple authorization holds for the same amount. This may be due to the equipment being used. Often times, a transaction--that appears not to have been authorized--may have actually gone through once, or even twice. A merchant may want to have the customer call his bank, to see if the transaction has actually gone through, or to provide a reason for the decline.. The fees charged for accepting POS transactions are less than those for signature-based transactions. Banks typically do not charge a percentage of POS transactions, as they do with signature-based transactions. Instead, a fee of 10 to 25 cents is charged for each transaction. Although these fees add up, the cost is significantly less than a merchant would pay for signature-based, processing fees, or for check-processing fees. Also, both types of transactions, when using a debit card, are guaranteed, since funds are directly debited from the customer's account, and deposited into the merchant's, via the ATM network, or merchant services. Moreover, there is a lower incidence of chargebacks for debit-card transactions vs. credit-card or check transactions.. Regardless of the fees, either type of transaction still carries a measure of risk for any bank. Transactions are authorized on "available balances", which may or may not reflect other electronic, customer authorizations. Moreover, such balances exclude paper-based transactions, which are usually reflected after posting. Customers, who don't keep accurate records, often double-commit their funds, creating great risk to banks, since banks must pay these guaranteed transactions. The result is that many banks, to limit the risk of hard loss, may close the cards of such customers, and may be unlikely to restore these privileges immediately, if such customers demonstate a propensity toward overdraft.. It is true that chargebacks are less likely with the use of debit cards, but they are still very possible, especially with today's higher incidence of fraud, particularly with stolen cards. PIN-based transactions are less susceptible, due to the requirement of the PIN. Signature-based transactions are more susceptible to fraud, and a merchant may choose to protect himself by requiring picture ID on every card transaction. However, one business that is particularly susceptible to fraud is the gas station. Transactions at the pump, while signature based, do not require a signature. Consequently, it's very easy for a thief to deplete a customer's account with a rash of purchases to fill a fleet of cars--typically from different gas stations--before limits are reached.. Internet-based businesses have a different set of issues not encountered by storefront businesses, and such issues may be more effectively addressed by a person running such a business. However, for obvious reasons, the merchant could only offer signature-based transactions.. While credit-card transactions carry expenses for both the merchant, and the consumer (i.e. annual fees, cash advance fees, and interest), many consumers still prefer the "buy now, pay later" convenience of credit cards, and the potential for higher limits. On the other hand, debit cards are more easily obtainable, and typically don't require a credit application, despite the credit risk to any bank. (The exception would be the check-guarantee card, a debit card which also acts as a guarantee on written checks.) It may be in the merchant's best interest to have the capability to accept both POS and signature transactions, to allow consumers the option to use one or the other when limits are reached.. Here are more opinions and answers from other FAQ Framers:. Fees depend upon the network that is used to carry the transaction. Newer Visa/MasterCard debit cards can travel over the credit-card networks, for which the merchant is then charged generally higher credit card fees. Using a PIN instead of a signature will send it to the bank's network.

Do some retailers not accept credit cards?

Use cash Answer Certainly, many do not accept credit cards. Generally for these reasons: 1) Credit Card Cos require both good credit from the one they issue the card to and the one that accepts it. Just like some people don't qualify for credit, some businesses do not qualify..for any number of reasons. 2) Accepting and processing Credit Cards costs money and requires accounting. The business pays a fee. The fee can vary, but especially if they have any problems addressed in #1 and need to use one of the more "special" processors, it can add up to a fair amount. The fee is one reason why many Cos prefer you don't use American Express - it has the highest fee. Hence they will ask for MC/Visa or Discover. The very fact that they may not accept/qualify to accept credit cards should alert you to be aware. That all said, until fairly recently, about 1996, most supermarkets didn't accept credit cards! Basically, the mark up on much of what they sold was so small (although volume was very large), they couldn't afford the added cost. Answer You would have to use the old fashioned credit card slider. It takes an imprint and you sign for it. They would call your bank these days and check for validity. Otherwise they will say "Sorry, Cash only" ---Answer--- Often an unscrupulous retailer is trying to evade taxes of several types by only accepting cash. They can more easily choose not to report the transaction. If they do charge the customer sales tax, they can keep it for themselves. Or if they don't report the transaction and don't charge you tax, they still get to evade their year end business taxes and any other taxes that are based on the dollar amount of their sales. Sometimes you might notice they don't even ring the sale up if they are using a cash register. Or they can void the sale later to keep it 'off the books". This makes it easier for them to break een more laws by paying their employees cash without reporting it - "under the table". I agree with the answer above that not accepting credit cards is a reason to be alert to what is going on with a particular merchant. They may not be around next week or next month if you want to return something. If they will cheat the government, they will cheat you, too. Answer. Last I checked, the currency in the United States is still the Dollar Bill. Until the U.S. govt. changes that, nobody HAS to accept credit/debit cards! Just because a business does not accept cards does NOT mean they are "shady" or corrupt or in any way dishonest! That is the most outrageous thing I have ever heard. The above statement "Be aware" of businesses that don't accept, is offensive and completely undeserving! Like previously stated, businesses are charged a FEE for the customer to use a credit card. Not every business wants to be involved with credit card machines and any problems that go with them. Cash is fast and easy and is usually problem free! It is obvious that whomever wrote the above answers do not own their own business and probably are the kinds of people who charge a pack of gum to later pay excessive interest! . Wow, honestly I am shocked at the previous answer. No disrespect to anyone but, I have owned successful businesses for years. I currently own a "Business Casual" restaurant, CC's acceptance is a must with a PPA of $52.00. (per person average) I also owned a landscape / pressure washing / deck restoration business for years. I refused to accept CC's for the first few years. Wow, that was a mistake! I was reluctant due to fees etc. What I found was that I began giving discounts to customers who were willing to pay for services with CC's. I advertised the ability to accept CC's and my business increased by over 30% my first year of acceptance. Previously to that, rarely did I have customers ask to use cards, when they found out I was accepting them, they requested more services of larger values. You never know who isn't buying from you because they do not tell you. I never again had to chase my money or worry about being paid in a timely manner. ALL of my business accounts paid with CC's and for that I was truly grateful especially seeing that my 30 day policy for payments at times took much longer. My lesson, there is a reason companies take CC's and you never know the business you may be losing if you don't. Times have definitely changed! ONE OTHER THING... JUST BOOKED A CONDO FOR RENT IN FLORIDA FOR A TRIP... WANTED TO BOOK ELSEWHERE INITIALLY AND THE LADY DIDN'T ACCEPT CC'S ONLY CASH OR CHECK. SHE LOST OUT ON MY 4 DAY BOOKING OF $1300.00 BECAUSE OF THIS, I WENT ELSEWHERE. STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT BUSINESSES THAT DO NOT TAKE CARDS, AVERAGE CONSUMERS QUESTION THE LONGEVITY AS WELL AS THE INTEGRITY OF THE BUSINESS. I FIND THIS SAD PERSONALLY BUT I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND.

Why don't stores accept unsigned credit cards?

Well it is originally to see if the signature on the back of the card matches the signature on the credit card slip...but if u ask me most people can forge a signature so its best to ask for ID or write "SEE ID" on the back of your credit card insted of signing it.

How does one accept credit cards?

To accept credit cards, you need a special service called a merchant account. Merchant accounts basically is a very special bank account which deposits money taken from credit card transactions into your checking account. There are many ways that credit card transactions are submitted, such as online through payment gateways, or in a retail store through a credit card terminal, but at the end of the day, funds go into your merchant account and eventually your business checking account.

How do you accept credit cards at home?

Pretty much anyone can accept credit cards. You do this by signing up for a merchant account. The only requirement be that you are at least 18 years old and are a US citizen for most merchant account companies. The easiest place to get one is through the website in the related links below

How can accept a payment by credit card?

To accept credit cards you will need what is called a merchant account. A merchant account is basically a relationship between you, the bank ans a merchant services company. There are 3 types of merchant accounts, Internet, Retail and wireless. Internet merchant accounts are obviously for internet stores. Retail merchant accounts are for business with a storefront were the customer pays you in person. Wireless merchant accounts are for business such as taxicabs, tradeshows, etc who process credit cards in person but not at a store or physical location.

What credit card accepted in Singapore?

MasterCard, Visa, and American Express are three of the commontypes of credit cards accepted in Singapore. However, for cashpurchases, a tourist must use Singapore dollars.

What are the risks of a business that accepts payments by credit card?

While there are risks, the benefits certainly outweigh them:. - fraudulant/stolen credit card number: The business will not be paid or the amount will be taken from the next statement. - cardholder disputes. A cardholdercan dispute any charge on the credit card. A business has a set time to counter the dispute, if the business fails to counter or, in the eyes of the credit card company, fails to prove their argument, the consumer is refunded the purchase price.

What does it cost a merchant to accept a credit card?

For small businesses it costs about 35 cents to swipe a card and then you can about 2% of the purchase price. So for a $10 purchase it would cost them about 55 cents. For a debit card it is usually a flat fee of about 65 cents. On big purchases a merchant would rather have a debit card pay for the transaction. I am assuming these fees are significantly less for very large businesses.

What credit cards does Target accept?

Target accepts: Target® Visa® • Target® Card • American Express • Visa • MasterCard • Discover • Debit cards connected with either Visa or MasterCard • GiftCards • e-GiftCards

How do you accept credit card payments?

In order to accept credit card payments from your business, you would need to open a merchant account with a credit card acceptance company. The merchant account will provide you with a solution for taking credit card payments as well as settling those transactions so that the money that you are owed can be taken from the customer and deposited into your business account. For more information on taking cards as a form of payment see these resources:

Is it good to accept credit cards in a business?

Yes definitely......here are some top reasons why you should accept Credit and Debit Cards for your business: 1. Accepting credit cards will often increase sales. Virtually all business will benefit from Credit and Debit Card sales. 2. Grabs Impulse buyers. Credit cardholders buy more on impulse, and spend more than cash only users. 3. Convenience. Don't send your customers out to the bank, they just may not come back because your competitor across for their Bank accepts Credit Cards. Drive that sale in while they are still in your store. 4. It will legitimize your business. Credit and Debit Card logos display on your doors and counters creates a peace of mind and establishes trust in the minds of your customers. 5. Larger orders. Credit Card users often buy bulk - more sales leads to more profits. 6. Competition. Don't give any reasons for why your customers are choosing your competition over you just because you don't accept Credit and Debit Cards. 7. Improves cash flow. Funds are transferred directly into your Bank Account. No need to wait 30 days to receive payment. No more bounced cheques. No more collections. 8. Quick and easy setup. From start to finish, we're there every step of the way. Just power up the Terminal and you're ready to start accepting Credit and Debit Cards. 9. A merchant account is inexpensive to start up. With Merchant Advisors Canada, Start up is free with no Application Fees and no Set-up Fees. No money out of your pocket. Hope this helps. www.merchantadvisors.ca

What credit cards are accepted in Alaska?

Whether credit cards are accepted is actually a matter of whether each business accepts credit cards, regardless of where they are located. For more information on how and why business accept credit cards, see the web resource below:

Does Taco Bell accept credit cards?

Taco Bell has announced that it will accept credit and debit cards at all of its company-owned restaurants and many of its franchise locations. "Participating restaurants will accept the four major credit and debit card brands: VISA, American Express, MasterCard(R) and Discover(R) Card. To ensure the quickest speed of service possible, Company restaurants will use payment terminals with a high-speed satellite connection and do not require a signature on most transactions. Taco Bell has installed VeriFone Omni 3750 payment terminals in all company-owned restaurants. BA Merchant Services and Paymentech will provide authorization and settlement services for transactions."

What credit card is widely accepted?

All the major credit cards are widely accepted (Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover, etc). They have worldwide acceptance, as far as I know. However, application for a traditional credit card from the major issuers are a little difficult, I think, but you can always go for their debit/secured cards.

Why doesn't Winco Foods accept credit cards?

Because any business which accepts payment with credit cards, must pay a merchant fee to the bank who issued the credit card. This merchant fee will generally be anywhere from 1% to 3% of the transaction amount. If the business has a low profit margin, then the merchant fee can seriously cut into profits. For example, if a business has a 5% profit margin, and the merchant fee for accepting payment by credit card is 3%, this means that the business loses over HALF of their profit.

Where is Barclays credit card accepted?

The Barclay's credit card should have a visa, mastercard, or some other card issuer logo. If it has a visa or mastercard logo, it will be accepted anywhere credit cards are accepted. If it has other logos such as Maestro, then you will have to check every merchant that you plan to use your card at to see whether they accept it.

What credit cards does Neiman Marcus.com accept?

Neiman Marcus department store accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and of course, the Neiman Marcus credit card for online purchases on their website. In stores, they accept the same.

What state accepts credit cards?

all states accept credit cards there arent any that do not accept use of a credit card. I think other countries even allow the use of a credit card

Does all posters accept credit cards?

Yes, Allposters.com does accept credit cards. They accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. You can pay online through their secure online checkout or you can pay by phone.

What major credit cards are accepted by SkyTeam?

Generally, any major credit card will be accepted by Sky team Air flights. However, to get the most when flying frequently and your credit is good, there are frquently flyer mile cards that can be utilized and offered by this flight service as well other air services.

Are credit cards from UK accepted worldwide?

"As with purchases within the US, Mastercard and Visa are acceptable forms of payment in the UK. However, to be absolutely sure of never being caught short, there is also a worldwide brand of Mastercard and Visa. It is suggested that funds are credited to these prepaid types of credit cards to avoid conflict."

Will Netflix accept a visa gift card as a credit card?

Yes they do if you want to you can put it on your wii if you have one but if you don't then you can write Netflix an note or you can call them at 786-202-3606 and set up an appointment for them to come over to your house and make a Netflix gift card for your friend or family

How do websites accept credit card payments?

Websites accept credit card payments through companies that offer payment and transactions processing services. The company processes payment, takes a fee and forwards payment to the company.

Which credit card is accepted at Costco?

Costco is a warehouse club that provides a wide range of products but only to members.They only accept payment in cash, a China Trust credit card and American Express.

Do people that own businesses and accept credit cards need a merchant credit card?

In order to accept credit cards, a business owner needs to set up a merchant credit card account, an internet gateway, or use a third-party credit card processing service. Many banks allow the option of opening a merchant account and charge a monthly fee as well as transaction fees. Internet gateways are more expensive, and require a set up fee, monthly fees and transaction fees; however, most gateways services allow you to use a card swiper in addition to the online service. Third-party providers, such as PayPal, allow you to accept credit cards without a merchant account, but they usually charge more and take longer to process transactions.

What credit cards are accepted at Meijers?

Researching the Meijer site has shown that they offer two different Meijer credit cards which are the Meijer Platinum MasterCard and the Meijer Credit Card. If one is wanting to make a purchase with a credit card Meijers accepts the Meijer MasterCard, MasterCard, Visa, Discover Network and American Express.

What are the cons of accepting credit cards?

One con of accepting and using a credit card can be a possible decline in one's credit score if one has too much credit on the card or if one makes late payments. Another con can be that one may get deep into debt or stuck with a high interest rate that one finds difficult to pay off.

Where are credit cards accepted on websites?

This is a poorly worded question, the answer to this question is at the checkout page of a website. If the question asked, what websites accept credit cards, the answer would be about 99% of all online sales are done with credit cards.

Where do they accept credit cards for a business or businesses?

Many businesses accept payment by credit cards according to information available on the internet. The information states that if a customer or other business department offers a credit card then that method of payment is acceptable as long as their is not a history of bad debt. A history of bad debt would require a direct bank transfer payment or cash payment.

How can companies accept credit cards by phone?

Many companies accept credit cards via phone, particularly Visa or Mastercard. To find out if specific companies accept payment this way, one should visit the site's webpage or speak to a company representative on the phone.

Why won't ALDI accept credit cards?

In the UK Aldi are a leading discount supermarket, they retailbrand name and own label products cheaper than the big fourSupermarkets, in order to be competitive they need to keep theircosts low, credit card companies charge retailers a fee, usually 2%to 3% of the transaction debit cards do not charge this fee, soAldi will only accept Debit Cards or cash to keep costs low.