Glossary

Sponsored Merchant

A Merchant that connects to a Payment Service Provider to gain access to payment services.

How does Sponsored Merchant work?

A Sponsored Merchant does not itself has access to the payment services, but accesses the network by means of connection which it obtains from a Payment Service Provider. Because of such structure, Payment Service Provider is the ‘merchant of record’ which is shown within the Payment System. Becoming a Sponsored Merchant is suitable for certain businesses that don’t qualify for the more rigorous requirements to become a direct Merchant.

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