Visa Interchange Rates Updates

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Visa Inc. will decrease interchange rates by 10% for small businesses accepting consumer credit cards in April, according to a Reuters report. The reduced rates will apply to online and card-present transactions and only to merchants with $250,000 or less in Visa consumer credit volumes, Reuters attributed its information to an undisclosed source.

Visa Inc (V.N) will lower consumer credit interchange rates for small businesses in the United States by 10%, effective next month, to help merchants recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a document seen by Reuters on Thursday.

Visa, the world’s largest payment processor, is reducing interchange rates for both online and in-person consumer credit transactions for 90% of U.S. businesses, the document showed.Report ad

An interchange fee is the charge a merchant pays to the card-issuing bank every time a consumer swipes their card.

The changes will apply to merchants with $250,000 or less in Visa consumer credit volumes, according to a source familiar with the matter who declined to be identified because the document is confidential.

Visa and Mastercard have seen more consumers turn to online modes of payments, as people use cards to pay for clothes, food, groceries and even leisure spending since the start of the pandemic.

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