Chamber Merchant Services – credit and debit card processing
Discounted rates for card payment acceptance
Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce members can now take advantage of discounted rates for credit and debit card acceptance through First Data Merchant Solutions.
First Data Merchant Solutions is part of the global First Data Corporation which currently enables over six million merchants to accept card payments around the world.
‘We are delighted to be helping Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce achieve its objective of delivering added value to its members,’ said Phil Curtis, Head of First Data Merchant Solutions. Businesses often don’t realise they have a choice in who they choose for their payment acceptance services. ‘Many think they need to go to their bank,’ said Phil, ‘but this isn’t true – banks can usually provide a service but it’s not their speciality. At First Data, electronic payments are all we do – and we focus on helping our customers increase profits and reduce costs’. And however you take cards – face to face, by phone, email or via the internet – there’s a range of options to meet your needs.
Attractive Benefits and Additional Services:
· British Chambers of Commerce nationally endorsed service
· No set up fee for Chip & PIN * – save up to £175
· Preferential rates for members – further reduced for 2012
· No Minimum Monthly Charges
· No Authorisation Fees
· Complete Payment Solutions – Card Present, Virtual Terminals and E-Commerce
· State-of-the-art Chip & PIN terminals including IP Secure Connect solutions
· PCI DSS Complete Solutions with unlimited scanning
· Mobile short term hire for events, trade shows and exhibitions
· Quick and Simple application process
How do I find out more?
If you’d like to find out more about our discounted offer through First Data Merchant Solutions, call 0800 652 5808 Quote T925 and your Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce membership number between 8.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
What costs are involved?
Costs involved in accepting card payments vary dependant on your specific requirements. Example of ‘typical’ costs for a Chip & PIN terminal-based solution are as follows:
Terminal hire.This covers the equipment you will need to have on site in order to process credit and debit card payments. The terminals offered include Chip & PIN functionality and can be static, Bluetooth portable, or mobile.
*Joining fees. These can differ dependant on your business but are FREE to chamber members signing up for a Chip and PIN terminal. A nominal fee of £50 is required for e-Commerce or Virtual Terminal accounts.
Minimum Monthly charge. Many providers have a minimum charge each month on transaction costs. This has been WAIVED for Chamber members.
Transaction Fees. You will be charged a small percentage of each transaction on Credit Cards and a flat rate charge for a debit card transaction. The rates for this vary depending on your total card turnover and Chamber Merchant Services offer preferential rates. In addition, authorisation fees on each transaction are waived.
How do I apply?
Contact your Membership Services Team on 01233 503838 to arrange a call from a Merchant Services specialist at a convenient time to discuss your specific needs.
Merchant Solutions are provided by FDR Limited, trading as First Data Merchant Solutions, as agents for Bank of Scotland plc, the registering member under the Relevant Card Schemes.