Interchange++ is a type of pricing most commonly used in Europe and the North America. It’s available for payments made through Visa and Mastercard, and offers more transparency than other pricing types by showing a more detailed breakdown of your costs.
When a card transaction is processed through an acquirer, there are three different cost components.
- The Interchange fee that goes to the card issuing bank
- The scheme fee that goes to Visa or Mastercard (first +)
- The acquirer fee (second +)
Scheme fees and Interchange fees are driven by variables such as the card level (platinum / commercial), by country of merchant and the issuer, merchant segment, transaction type (online payments / POS payments) and many more.
The fees are set by the card schemes Visa and Mastercard and are regulated in some countries.
Acquirer fees are set by Adyen and determined by monthly card volume, starting at 0.60% per transaction.