Merchant Services Terms - D

These terms occur frequently in both the merchant services industry and on our website.

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DBA

See Doing Business As

DDA

See Demand Deposit Account

Debit

A charge to a customers bankcard account. A Transaction, such as a Check, Automated Teller Machine (ATM) withdrawal, or Point-of-Sale (POS) debit purchase that debits a demand deposit account.

Debit Card

A PIN-based or signature-based Card used to purchase goods and services and to obtain cash by way of a debit to the Cardholder's deposit or pre-paided account.

Decline Code

An Authoriztion Code indicating that the Transaction is declined and the Card is not to be honored.

Declined Pick-Up Code

An Authoriztion Code indicating that the Transaction is declined and the Card should be retained by the Merchant.

Demand Deposit Account

A commercial banking account designated by the Merchant through which all Transactions, fees, charges, adjustments and chargebacks are processed.

DES3

See Triple DES (DES3)

Discount Rate

A type of fee paid by a Merchant to process its Card Transactions. Discount is calculated by multiplying the Discount Rate by the Volume of Card Transactions.

Doing Business As (DBA)

The trade name of a Merchant that may appear on business signs, customer literature or other documents.

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