Payment Processing Services: All You Need to Know

Payment Processing Services: All You Need to Know

Payment gateways and payment processing service providers are the backbone of every business, whether online or in-store. They ensure that transactions go smoothly so that the customer experience and reputation are enhanced. A customer’s issuing bank’s funds can be sent to a merchant’s account quickly and securely using payment processing services and payment gateways. In a matter of seconds, this all happens.

What Is a Payment Processing Service?

Credit and debit card payment processing service providers are needed by businesses that accept credit and debit card payments from their clients. To streamline the payment process for both merchants and customers, they work together with all parties involved. Authentication and settlement of a transaction are all handled by payment processing providers. They deal with every transaction without using paper currency to ensure that merchants receive the money in a bank account. Payments can be made using a variety of ways, the most common of which are credit cards, debit cards, and e-wallets.

How Does Payment Processing Work?

As soon as you swipe your card, several technological processes begin to complete a transaction. A consumer, a payment processor, a business, a payment gateway, a bank or credit card firm, and a business account are all involved in the payment processing process. Credit card transactions appear to be straightforward at first glance. The entire process takes little more than a swipe. There’s a lot more to it than that. A payment is received, validated, and approved or rejected in a single transaction. In a matter of seconds, everything is done. Let’s have a look at the process.

⦁ Point of Purchase

To put it simply, the point of purchase is when an individual client begins a transaction and gives the merchant a means of payment.

⦁ Payment Gateway

Customers’ bank accounts are connected to merchant accounts via a secure payment gateway, which encrypts all information that travels between the two. A payment refusal or acceptance is sent via the payment gateway.

⦁ Payment Processor

Payment processors are like a shuttle, transporting data from the issuing banks’ credit card accounts to the merchant accounts, where the accepted payments finally arrive.

⦁ Issuing Bank

Customers’ credit cards are issued by a financial organization called the issuing bank.

⦁ Merchant Account

As soon as a credit card transaction has been completed and accepted, the payment processing provider enables the transfer of funds from issuing bank to a merchant account. Bank accounts like these allow businesses to accept credit cards and debit or e-wallet payments.

What Types of Payments Are Processed?

You’ll be able to accept a wide variety of payment options while making a purchase online. These are the most often used:

⦁ Debit and Credit Cards:

This is among the most extensively utilized by customers in the marketplace today. An online purchase made with a credit or debit card involves transferring information from the buyer to the payment processor.

⦁ E-wallets:

Electronic wallets are another essential sort of payment that may be processed. E-wallet customers use their bank accounts or debit/credit cards to join up for the e-wallet. While Apple Pay and PayPal are widely used in the United States and Europe, Alipay and WeChat dominate the Asian e-wallet market.

⦁ Bank Transfers: 

This kind of payment is most used for business-to-business transactions. It gives the customer total control over the transaction by requiring them to authorize it using their online banking.


Merchants and customers benefit from the services of payment processing companies. They act as a go-between for clients, merchants, card associations, and the issuing bank, making them vital players in the financial sector.
We hope you liked our article and found it useful. To ensure that your consumers have a pleasurable and speedy purchasing experience, you can trust Bancard Merchant Services to handle your payment processing needs. Get in touch with our specialists now to learn more about what works best for your company.