Accepting Mastercard® has a real, positive impact on sales


Also referred to as a merchant bank, an acquirer is a financial institution that is licensed by Mastercard to help a merchant accept Mastercard payments. If you are an established merchant with significant transaction volume, you may want to establish a relationship with an acquirer.

A payment facilitator maintains the direct relationship and holds the merchant account with the acquirer on behalf of sub-merchants, which are typically either new or small merchants.

The payment process, demystified

If you’re not sure what happens behind the scenes, we'll help you understand the payment process from start to finish.