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20% up 30% Reserve Hold On Funds

Leading payment processors will set aside and holdback 30% of a seller's revenue.

The Reserve Hold Account is to cover possible losses due to disputes /chargebacks, claims, or payment reversals.

A dispute/chargeback exists when a customer requests a refund of a purchase through their credit card company.

Higher Dispute Fees

In mid-October, PayPal, Stripe, Square, and WorldPay announced they will begin adding “dispute fees” and other costs to merchant accounts.

“We are establishing a dispute fee and its terms and conditions for sellers.”
See official notice.

Prior to the rate hike, dispute fees were established at 2.90% + $0.30 cents.

21 Day up to 180 Waiting Period For Deposit

Processors like PayPal Holdings Inc., Stripe Inc., Square Inc. and Worldpay are making some businesses wait additional days or weeks to access funds deposited in their accounts.

The companies cite the need to protect themselves against possible losses when buyers seek refunds. See official notice.

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April 2020: Trouble Identified

Consumer credit card charge-backs skyrocket from an industry norm of 0.5% to a historic 20%. The travel industry experienced a 300% increase in credit card chargebacks. [Source: PYMNTS.com. April 9, 2020]

June 2020: Mitigation Plans Drafted

CEO of Chargebacks911, predicts an overhaul in chargeback rules and procedures. He was right. New rules take effect November 1, 2020. [Source: Yahoo News. May 26, 2020]

September 2020: Catastrophic Damage

Customer disputes and friendly-fraud transactions continue to climb. Numbers sit at 20% to 40% above pre-COVID-19 stay at home shutdown orders.


Instant Bank Direct Debit (Verde)

The perfect alternative to credit card processing or an addon. Don't get rid of your credit card processor. Simply include Instant Bank Direct Debit as a backup safety net.

Customers Pay online with Their Bank account

Lets online shoppers pay online using their bank account. Fees and pricing are 200% less than credit card transactions and funds settle on the same day.

preferred payment method among millennials

For millennials, debit payment via a digital wallet is the preferred and fastest growing transaction method. Venmo, ZellePay, CashApp, Google Pay & Apple Pay being the most popular. [Pymnts.com. Oct. 17, 2019]

No risk of chargebacks

By using Instant Bank Direct Debit (Verde), credit card chargebacks become a thing of the past. They don't happen because credit cards are not used in pay-by-bank transactions.

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paypal, stripe, square, worldpay & leading payment processors introduce new covid-19 policy