Lower Interchange Rates through Information and Tech
Visa and MasterCard have created specific issued card types that help corporations monitor and track spending by collecting a set of additional line-item details. These card types are categorized and defined as Level 3 cards.
Level 3 cards allow a business to stay on top of their spending, ensuring that their funds are best utilized to further operations.
If processed correctly, Level 3 interchange can be 1.00% lower than their standard counterparts!
However, in order to gain access to beneficial Level 3 rates, a merchant is required to input a fair amount of information on each transaction. In addition, only certain gateways can accommodate for Level 3 data.
If a Level 3 capable gateway or software is not used, these card types come with some of the highest interchange fees in the industry ranging from 2.5% - 3.5%.
CLARUS Merchant Services is an Elavon Payments Partner & Registered MSP/ISO of Elavon INC. Georgia. National Processing Company ("NPC"), a Vantiv company, is a registered ISO/MSP of Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, OH. CLARUS Merchant Services is a registered ISO/MSP of Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, OH.
American Express may require separate approval.
Clarus Merchant Services is a registered Independent Sales Organization of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Concord, CA