Additional Web Resources

The Merchant Bill of Rights promotes fair credit and debit card processing practices on behalf of small and mid-sized business owners. Listed below are several additional web resources that you may find useful.

Better Business Bureau

According to their web site, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is an unbiased organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. Businesses that earn BBB membership contractually agree and adhere to the organization’s high standards of ethical business behavior. BBB provides objective advice, free business Reliability Reports and charity Wise Giving Reports, and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust. To further promote trust, BBB also offers complaint and dispute resolution support for consumers and businesses when there is difference in viewpoints. Click here to visit the site...

Canadian Interchange Rate Information

Visa Inc.’s Visa Canada unit recently published interchange rates on its web site for the first time. The posting comes at a time when merchants are complaining about higher rewards-card acceptance costs and expressing fears that possible Visa- and MasterCard-branded debit cards could undermine Canada’s low-cost Interac PIN-based debit card network. Click here to visit the site...

Canadian merchants that are protesting against the high interchange rates and hidden fees charged by the card associations in Canada have also recently launched a web site. They are focusing on the high rates for corporate and reward cards. Click here to visit the site...

Ripoff Report

This is a general, consumer-oriented site. According to their web site, Ripoff Report® is a worldwide consumer reporting Web site and publication, by consumers, for consumers, to file and document complaints about companies or individuals. While they encourage and even require authors to only file truthful reports, Ripoff Report does not guarantee that all reports are authenic or accurate. Be an educated consumer. Read what you can and make your decision based upon an examination of all available information. Click here to visit the site...

Unfair Credit Card Fees

According to their web site, The Merchants Payments Coalition (MPC) is an organization representing the nation’s retailers, department stores, supermarkets, drug stores, convenience stores, gas stations, and on-line merchants in payment and transaction issues. MPC represents more than 2.7 million locations and approximately 50 million employees. The mission of the MPC is to achieve a more competitive and transparent credit card fee system that better serves American consumers and merchants alike. Click here to visit the site...