Merchant pricing appears in the Card Services Fee Schedule of the Merchant Application. T&E merchants (airline, car rental, cruise line, fast food, lodging, restaurant, travel agent, transportation) may have separate rates quoted for consumer and commercial (business) transactions. Transactions that do not clear as priced are subject to surcharges (as outlined in Merchant Application) that are billed back to you on your monthly statement. The most predominant market sectors and transactions types for surcharges appear below; however, such sectors and transaction types are not comprehensive and are subject to change. Most surcharges can be avoided by using a product that supports authorization and market data requirements established by the card associations and that are subject to change from time to time. Some surcharges occur on specific types of cards (including without limitation Visa Rewards Card, Visa Signature Card, Visa Signature Preferred Card, Visa Infinite Card, MasterCard Rewards Card, MasterCard World Card, MasterCard World Elite Card, Discover Rewards Card, Discover Premium Card, Discover Premium Plus Card, and “foreign” cards issued outside the United States). Unless your Card Services Fee Schedule specifically addresses commercial cards (i.e., Business Cards, Corporate Cards, Fleet Cards, GSA Cards, Purchase Cards), you will be billed back for the higher cost of acceptance of commercial cards, unless you are primarily a business-to-business supplier with corresponding pricing based on acceptance of commercial cards. The card associations require that information from the original authorization, including a lifecycle identifier, be retained and returned with subsequent authorizations and/or the settled transaction data. The card associations validate this information as part of the clearing and settlement process. If authorization data is not retained and returned at settlement, then the transaction will not clear as priced and will incur a surcharge. For more information concerning surcharging and to view market data, you may wish to check the Global Direct website (www.globalpaymentsinc.com) for best practices information and to license Global Access @dvantage (GA@) or Business View for transaction detail review.
The items listed in this Section 31 are not and are not intended to be a comprehensive list of all instances in which surcharges may apply. Surcharges may apply in additional situations. All surcharges may include additional fees assessed by the applicable card association and Member or Global Direct.
In addition, Merchant may be assessed additional fees which will be in addition to the fees stated on the Merchant Application, including the following:
Merchant will also be assessed (a) Cross-Border fees and a U.S. Acquirer Support fee for international MasterCard and Maestro transactions. (b) an International Service Assessment fee and International Acquirer fee for international Visa transactions, and (c) an International Processing fee and International Service fee for international Discover transactions. These fees, which are applicable to transactions between Merchant and a non-U.S. MasterCard, Maestro, Visa or Discover cardholder will be displayed as a separate item on Merchant’s monthly statement and may include fees assessed by both the applicable card association and Member or Global Direct.
Merchant will also be assessed per transaction access or participation fees and assessment rates for Visa, MasterCard, Discover transactions, which will be displayed as a separate item on Merchant’s monthly statement and may include fees by both the applicable card association and Member or Global Direct. Merchant will also be assessed a Discover Network Authorization Fee.
Merchant may also be assessed a PCI DSS Compliance fee, which will appear as a separate item on Merchant’s monthly statement. This fee is assessed by Member and Global Direct in connection with Member and Global Direct’s efforts to comply with the PCI Data Security Standard and does not ensure Merchant’s compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard or any law, rule or regulation related to cardholder data security. The payment of such fee shall not relieve Merchant of its responsibility to comply with all rules and regulations related to cardholder data security, including without limitation the PCI Data Security Standard. Merchant may also be assessed a PCI DSS Non-Compliance fee until they validate compliance or confirm they are using a PA DSS Validated payment application. Merchant will also be assessed the following fees on or related to Visa transactions: the Visa Misuse of Authorization System fee, which will be assessed on authorizations that are approved but never settled with the Merchant’s daily batch, the Visa Zero Floor Limit Fee, which will be assessed on settled transactions that were not authorized, the Visa Zero Dollar Verification fee, which will be assessed on transactions where Merchant requested an address verification response without an authorization, the Visa Transaction Integrity fee, which will be assessed on Visa signature debit and prepaid transactions that fail to meet processing and transaction standards defined by Visa, and a monthly fee based on the number of card present Merchant locations by Merchant taxpayer identification number and/or all Visa volume processed by a Merchant’s taxpayer identification number. Merchant will also be assessed a MasterCard CVC2 Transaction fee and the MasterCard Misuse of Authorization System fee, which will be assessed on authorizations that are approved but never settled with the Merchant’s daily batch or not properly reversed within 120 days, and an acceptance and licensing fee that will be applied to the Merchant’s total U.S. MasterCard sales volume. These fees will be displayed as separate items on Merchant’s monthly statement, provided that the acceptance and licensing fee may be included with Merchant’s MasterCard assessment fees, and may include fees assessed by both the applicable card association and Member or Global Direct.