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We've Been Deceived: Credit Card Processing Fees Are Out Of Control

  • Accountant
  • CPA (CA)
  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • CVA
  • CFA
  • CIPM
  • CBA/MCBA
  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
  • FAQ

Course Description

Course Description

Merchant services, like payment processing, are vital for businesses today. Whether you’re a brick-and-mortar business or you conduct most of your business on the world wide web. The ability to accept multiple forms of payment enables you to remain competitive in today’s global economy, as well as locally in your community. In spite of being so vital, every merchant is probably a little unhappy about the fact that they have to go through the hassle and expense of setting up a merchant account just so their customers can use credit cards. Having to pay the credit card processing charges every time a customer uses a card makes it even worse.

Deceptive statements, hidden fees, and broken promises are all too common in the world of credit card processing. The industry is notorious for taking advantage of merchants.

Twice a year, Visa, Mastercard (and sometimes American Express) change the rules about how credit card processing fees are calculated. Sometimes, those changes can make a big dent in your profitability, and the updates that took place in April of 2021 were both drastic and deceitful. 

In this webinar, we will discuss some of the strange tactics the card brands use to increase your merchant account fees and how other parties involved tend to abuse these rule changes. For any business that accepts credit cards, these fees are constantly on the rise.  In many cases, those fees can be avoided or reduced with the proper expertise.

This online CPE webinar covers the following key topics:

  • Understanding the fee structure and who benefits from these fees.
  • How to mitigate fees without changing the credit card processor.
  • What is surcharging? And is it legal? Benefits and Drawbacks of credit card surcharging.
  • How surcharging should be done? DIY or basic methods that can help you reduce your credit card fees.

Learning Objectives

  • To determine the nature of the credit card processing industry
  • To recognize the cycle of processing fee updates
  • To summarize the history of interchange and other fee increases 
  • To identify ways in which these fees can be avoided or reduced

Recommended For

This online CPE webinar is recommended for CPA, CMA, CVA, and all the finance professionals involved in managing the business finance.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Assistant Controllers
  • Business Owner
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • CFO/Controller
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial Accountant
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Finance Director
  • Finance Pros
  • Finanical Analyst
  • Young CPA

Presenter

About Presenter

Jeremy Layton

Advisor, Verisave

Jeremy Layton started Verisave back in 2001 with the service of identifying and collecting overpayments made by their customers to their suppliers. In 2010 Jeremy noticed that most of his customers were paying a lot of money to process credit card payments. After digging a little deeper, he found that most of his customers were actually paying much more than they needed to and Jeremy was determined to help them reduce these fees. Over the past 10 years Jeremy has become an expert in all things relating to the credit card processing industry. In fact, Verisave saved its customers over $30 million on credit card processing fees.

About Company

Verisave

www.verisave.com

Verisave is a seasoned auditing company that helps organizations identify and eliminate excess merchant processing fees. Since 2002, the Verisave team has served clients throughout the United States in a variety of industries by providing clarity and transparency in a complicated area of business. Our team of processing industry experts brings experience and knowledge to the table with one goal–to identify and implement measurable savings for your business.

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Ratings and Review

4.4

755 Ratings

Excellent

397

Very Good

287

Average

62

Poor

6

Terrible

3

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Danielle Runyon, CPA (US)

Oct 8th, 2021

The self study was informative and shared information I didn't know before. My only feedback is that whoever creates the quiz questions needs to proof read because sometimes the words used were not at all what was meant to be said (for example "draw vs. drown" and "profile vs. profit" which are two different meanings and fortunately I just knew what they were trying to say in order to get the question answered correctly but it was a clear typo in the quiz responses.)

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Azra Sabanovic, CMA

Dec 8th, 2021

I thought this session was very informative and it's a topic and is not well known due to companies not highlighting this information on their websites or other documents. The general population has some type of credit and it can get out of hand quickly if you're not monitoring it or if you aren't knowledgeable with your banks terms and conditions.

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Lthomas Russell, Accountant, AFSP, EA

Aug 9th, 2021

My CpE not only deliver but they are making me all fees that my company have been taken from my clients Thank you for making this known to me.

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Candy Hall, CFE

Jul 6th, 2022

Best topic of discussion for sure! Instructor was very knowledgeable and provided lots of great information and examples.

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Stephen Mannell, CPA (CA), CPA-ON

Feb 7th, 2022

This seminar added valuable background information to my merchant processors CC fees.

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