Helcim Becomes First Credit Card Processor to Honor Upcoming Visa and MasterCard Rate Reductions

CALGARY, Nov. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Helcim Inc. has become the first Canadian credit card processor to publicly announce that it will honor the upcoming Visa and MasterCard interchange rate decrease.

While most of Canada's processors charge small businesses using a 'tiered' discount rate method, Helcim offers all of its merchants Cost+ pricing (also known as Interchange+ pricing). Thanks to Helcim's approach, the lowered Interchange fees will automatically be passed onto its merchants come April 2015.

"While the 5-year rate decrease from the card-brands is welcomed news, most processors will probably just pocket the difference instead of lowering their rates ", says Nicolas Beique, Helcim's Founder and CEO.

Helcim was one of the first Canadian processors to offer its credit and debit machines without a contract cancelation fee, and continues to display transparent and affordable pricing on its website at www.helcim.com

SOURCE: Helcim Inc.

For further information: Laurent Joseph, Media Relations, info@helcim.com or 1-403-291-1172

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