Network Updates

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What is the Visa Secure Credential Framework (SCF) mandate?anchor

FEE CHANGE | VISA | All European countries (except Turkey and France)

Visa Secure Credential Framework (SCF) is a package of measures to improve support for Visa EMV Payment Tokens in the card-not-present (CNP) environment and encourage adoption and usage of Visa EMV Payment Tokens by merchants for ecommerce transactions. All European countries (except Turkey and France) are included, not just PSD2 countries.

Effective 1 October 2023: Visa will introduce a new fee of 2.5bps (0.025%) per transaction for domestic and interregional ecommerce primary account number (PAN)-approved authorizations processed without Visa EMV Payment Tokens (network tokenization) or Visa Secure (3D Secure). Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) exemptions like the Transaction Risk Analysis (TRA) exemption or Low Value (LV) exemption are in scope for the fee if the transaction is processed without a Visa EMV Payment Token or Visa Secure (3DS).

To avoid fees associated with this rule, merchants will either need to pass transactions with tokens or use 3DS.

Visa has introduced the Secure Credential Framework to help bring the digital ecosystem for card-not-present (CNP) transactions in line with face-to-face chip transactions to help reduce fraud and improve approval rates. Merchants and processing partners are encouraged to tokenize stored credentials or use 3DS for cardholder-initiated transactions (CIT) where applicable. All relating merchant-initiated transactions (MIT) that are in scope for tokens or 3DS will avoid the behavioral fee.

What is the Digital Commerce Services Fee mandate?anchor

FEE CHANGE | VISA | US

Effective 1 October 2023: Visa will introduce a Digital Commerce Fee in the US on Card Not Present (CNP) settled transactions. The Digital Commerce Fee aims to support digital services and solutions offered by Visa to help increase the performance and security of the payments ecosystem. Fee is 0.75bps on all settled transactions with a min of $0.0075 per transaction. If a transaction is less than or equal to $100, the min of $0.0075 will be charged for that transaction.

Following this update, Visa will no longer bill for the following:

• Address Verification Service (AVS), which helps merchants mitigate the risk of fraud by requesting verification that the billing address matches the address of the cardholder held by issuer • Card Verification Value 2 (CVV2), which is designed to help mitigate fraud by enabling merchants to use the 3-digit code printed on signature panel of a Visa card to verify it
• Merchant-Initiated Transaction (MIT) Service, a network processing solution to help Visa acquirers and merchants manage the Original Transaction Identifier (OTID) requirement for processing MITs

What is the Visa Account Updater Suite Pricing mandate?anchor

FEE CHANGE | VISA | US, CA, EU, APAC, LATAM

Merchants using Braintree’s network tokenization solution are automatically enrolled to receive credential updates through Visa Digital Credential Updater (VDCU). Visa began assessing fees for these credential updates on 1 August 2023, except for APAC and LATAM, where fees will start being assessed from 1 October 2023.

Merchants can opt-out of VDCU credential updates; however, a token may not be usable once a PAN is updated as the update will not have been applied to the token. This could result in an increase of both transaction authorization decline rates and cart abandonment.

Visa Account Updater Suite is an optional suite of value-added products designed to help streamline the process for merchants to receive the latest cardholder credentials and credential status updates. These fee-based products include Visa Account Updater (VAU) and Real Time VAU for PANs, and Visa Digital Credential Updater (VDCU) for network tokens.

Visa Digital Credential Updater Pricing

Region

Participant

Fee Basis

Fee (USD)

Effective Date

AP

Issuer

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

AP, excluding India

Acquirer

First authorization request following a successful credential update

USD 0.12

1 October 2023

What are the Modifications to Certain US Interchange Rates and Programs?anchor

FEE CHANGE | VISA | US

Increased interchange rates when Visa Infinite Consumer Credit products are used. Select Visa Infinite Consumer Credit interchange rates will be modified.

Effective CPD 14 October 2023, Visa is modifying rates for select Visa Infinite interchange programs.

Visa will modify the interchange rates for Product 1, Product 1 Tokenized, Product 2, Travel and Retail Performance Threshold CPS-qualified transactions.

Interchange Program

Product

Existing Interchange Rate

New Interchange Rate (Effective CPD 14 October 2023)

Travel

Visa Infinite (Qualified)

2.40% + $0.10

2.55% + $0.10

Product 1

Visa Infinite (Non-Qualified)

2.05% + $0.10

2.20% + $0.10

Visa Infinite (Qualified)

2.50% + $0.10

2.60% + $0.10

Product 1 Tokenized

Visa Infinite (Non-Qualified)

1.95% + $0.10

2.10% + $0.10

Visa Infinite (Qualified)

2.40% + $0.10

2.50% + $0.10

Product 2

Visa Infinite (Non-Qualified)

1.65% + $0.10

1.90% + $0.10

Visa Infinite (Qualified)

2.10% + $0.10

2.30% + $0.10

Retail Tier 1

Visa Infinite (Non-Qualified)

1.65% + $0.10

1.90% + $0.10

Visa Infinite (Qualified)

2.10% + $0.10

2.30% + $0.10

Retail Tier 2

Visa Infinite (Non-Qualified)

1.65% + $0.10

1.90% + $0.10

Visa Infinite (Qualified)

2.10% + $0.10

2.30% + $0.10

Retail Tier 3

Visa Infinite (Non-Qualified)

1.65% + $0.10

1.90% + $0.10

Visa Infinite (Qualified)

2.10% + $0.10

2.30% + $0.10

What are the Revisions to interregional interchange structure and rates?anchor

FEE CHANGE | VISA | GLOBAL

Starting 14 October 2023, Visa will introduce a revised interregional interchange structure and rates and differentiate interchange rates between card-present (Base) and card-absent (Alternative) transactions. Both Base and Alternative transactions will require authorization and clearing within three days. Card-not-present airline transactions will have seven days to clear. Transactions failing one or both requirements will be downgraded to the Downgrade rate.

Current Fee Programs

Current Interchange Rates

New Fee Programs

New Interchange Rates

Super Premium

N/A (New)

N/A (New)

1.97%

N/A

N/A

Super Premium—Card-Present (Base)

Super Premium—Card-Absent (Alternative)

Super Premium—Downgrade

1.98%

1.98%

2.03%

Premium

N/A (New)

N/A (New)

1.80%

N/A

N/A

Premium—Card-Present (Base)

Premium—Card-Absent (Alternative)

Premium—Downgrade

1.85%

1.85%

1.90%

Current Fee Programs ****

Current Interchange Rates

New Fee Programs ****

New Interchange Rates

•Electronic
•Acquirer Chip
•Issuer Chip Electronic
• Commerce Merchant
• Secure Electronic Commerce • N/A (New)
•Standard

1.10%

1.00%

1.20%

1.44%

1.44%

N/A

1.60%

** Non-premium—Card-Present (Base) To be eliminated ** ******
To be eliminated
To be eliminated** ****

To be eliminated

Non-premium—Card-Absent (Alternative)

Non-premium—Downgrade

1.10%

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

1.60%

1.65%

Standard5

1.60%

Uncategorized Product(renamed)

1.60%

** Commercial Interregional Interchange Rate Table 4 **

Current Fee Programs

Current Interchange Rates

New Fee Programs

New Interchange Rates

Business

N/A (New)

N/A (New)

2.00%

N/A

N/A

Business—Card-Present (Base)

Business—Card-Absent (Alternative)

Business—Downgrade

2.00%

2.00%

2.05%

Corporate

N/A (New)

N/A (New)

2.00%

N/A

N/A

Corporate—Card-Present (Base)
Corporate—Card-Absent (Alternative)

Corporate—Downgrade

2.00%

2.00%

2.05%

Purchasing

N/A (New)

N/A (New)

2.00%

N/A

N/A

Purchasing—Card-Present (Base)

Purchasing—Card-Absent (Alternative)

Purchasing—Downgrade

2.00%

2.00%

2.05%

N/A (New)

N/A

Commercial Credit Voucher

(1.80%)

What is the Visa account verification fee structure revision in AP mandate?anchor

FEE CHANGE | VISA |** APAC (excluding JP)

From 1 October 2023 in all APAC regions, excluding Japan, Visa will update the Account Verification Service fee structure to separate AV messages from authorization messages on client invoices.

The fee structure moves from a flat fee for all AP countries to a separate fee allocated by country. The AV Service apples to:

  • Payment Account Verification
  • Digital Account Verification
  • Visa Payment Processing

The AVS fee will continue to not be charged for token provisioning and transit AV transactions.

Current Account Verification Service Fees: ** **

Region

Acquirer Fee (per transaction)

Issuer Fee (per transaction)

APAC

Current Acquirer authorization rate + USD 0.005

Current issuer authorization rate + USD 0.005

** Revised Account Verification Service Fees (Effective 1 October 2023): **


Markets

Domestic Fee (per transaction)

Cross-Border Fee (per transaction)

Issuer

Acquirer

Issuer

Acquirer

Mainland China

USD 0.028

USD 0.005

USD 0.045

USD 0.030

Hong Kong, Macau

USD 0.028

USD 0.010

Taiwan

USD 0.035

USD 0.010

South Korea, Mongolia

USD 0.028

USD 0.005

USD 0.028

USD 0.030

Australia, New Zealand

USD 0.025

USD 0.0075

USD 0.045

USD 0.030

Fiji (and South Pacific countries)

USD 0.028

India

USD 0.021

USD 0.005

USD 0.030

USD 0.030

Bangladesh

USD 0.028

Sri Lanka, Maldives

USD 0.029

USD 0.0062

Bhutan, Nepal

USD 0.017

USD 0.0056

Singapore, Brunei

USD 0.028

USD 0.010

USD 0.045

USD 0.030

Malaysia

Thailand

USD 0.011

USD 0.006

Indonesia

IDR 400

IDR 140

USD 0.045

USD 0.030

Vietnam

USD 0.011

USD 0.0062

Philippines

USD 0.008

USD 0.010

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Micronesia

USD 0.028

What are the New Visa Processing Integrity Fees?anchor

FEE CHANGE | VISA | EU, CEMEA, CA, APAC

Effective Date(s): 1 July 2023 (EU), 1 October 2023 (CEMEA), 25 January 2024 (CA), 1 April 2024 (APAC)

The Visa Processing Integrity Program encourages best practices for all authorization and clearing processing across the ecosystem, delivering the best possible customer experience. If processing is not in line fees will be charged to motivate corrective action.

To minimize fees merchants are encouraged to:

  • Only initiate authorizations for valid transactions
  • Reverse and cancel transactions quickly
  • Clear transactions with all the relevant authorization data in a timely manner

Fees will be assessed if:

  • There is a mismatch between the authorization and clearing data during the transaction lifecycle. The Misuse of Authorization System fee will be assessed.
  • The previously approved or partially approved transactions do not match the submitted settlement records. The Unmatched Clearing fee will be assessed.

The $0.05 per transaction fee will be applied if processing integrity issues exist.

What is the Visa Pricing for Sales and ATM Manual Cash Transactions will be Revised mandate?anchor

FEE CHANGE | VISA |** Currently only applicable to AU, SG, HK/Macau, and Malaysia

Effective 1 October 2023, Visa will add an increase to an existing cross-border fee, applicable when transactions are received in a currency different than the merchant home country currency. Merchants based in Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Australia, and Malaysia receiving payments in currencies different than the local currency should expect an increase in the fees for those transactions.

Pricing below with current rate in left column, future rate in right.

All Transactions

VIP System Non-Financial

BASE II

VIP System Full Financial

Current Rate

Future Rate

Current Rate

Future Rate

Current Rate

Future Rate

Less than $5

$0.25

$0.25

$0.015

$0.015

$0.04

$0.04

Between $5 - $50

$0.045

$0.045

$0.035

$0.105

$0.08

$0.15

Above $50

$0.065

$0.065

$0.055

$0.185

$0.12

$0.25