How the Payment Facilitator Model Is Designed to Protect Merchants

For years, small merchants were underserved by the payments system. In recent years, more and more types of providers have arisen to bridge this gap.
But not all options are created equal when it comes to protecting merchants and the payments system overall. And this can have important implications for the businesses served.

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High-risk Trends Series: Reputational Risk

This week, we complete our series on high-risk trends with a look at types of merchants that could carry reputational risk for payment facilitators. David Khalaf, LegitScript In an era where corporate missteps are amplified by social media and a nonstop news cycle, payment facilitators can easily find themselves under attack for processing payments for…

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High-risk Trends Series: Fraud and Scams

By lowering the barriers to entry into the payments system for many legitimate merchants, the payment facilitator model potentially becomes attractive to bad actors as well. This means that payment facilitators have to stay well-informed about the biggest risks to their own portfolios, so they can remain vigilant in protecting them.

This week, we continue an occasional series on the high-risk trends that are facing payment facilitators with a look at recent frauds and scams.

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Co-Expert Perspective: How Scary is Becoming a PF, Really?

For software vendors and others considering becoming payment facilitators, risk is understandably a top concern. So, for our ongoing series about the factors that go into deciding whether to become a PF, we ask experts a fundamental pair of questions: where does the risk come from, and how bad is it?

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Frictionless Underwriting: Worth the Risk?

While controlling access to the payments system is critical, the legacy system in place to do so was overkill for many players. To accept electronic payments, even the smallest merchant had to complete the same applications and undergo the same scrutiny as the big guys. Enter frictionless underwriting.

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