Accept debit cards online?


Debit cards, ranging from local players to internationally accepted cards such as Maestro or V PAY, are frequently used throughout Europe. The difference with credit cards is that a debit card transaction is debited immediately from the Card Holder’s account. European Merchant Services does not issue debit cards but processes all your company’s Maestro, Visa Electron en V-PAY card payments.

Accepting debit card payments: a must in Europe European Merchant Services processes debit card transactions (Maestro, Visa Electron and V PAY cards) for your company. Customers from e.g. Germany, Belgium or France will be able to buy from you in a very easy manner. By accepting debit cards you will spare your customers a walk to the cash dispenser and they will be happy to pay you in a normal, familiar way.

Foreign customers mostly use a Maestro card, identifiable by the logo which also appears on your own bank card. The first Maestro card was issued in 1990. Throughout the world more than 500 million Card Holders can make their payments with their Maestro Card at over 8,4 million points-of-sale. Click here for more information 

Since the introduction of V PAY by Visa in 2005 this European debit card has established a considerable market share in Europe. All V PAY transactions are secured by the EMV chip and pin technology. Click here for more information

Visa Electron
Visa Electron is a debit card which is used by a large audience throughout the world. Visa Electron operates in a way which is largely identical to the pin pass for Dutch consumers. When customers pay with their Visa Electron card, a real-time balance check is carried out and the payment is processed immediately upon authorisation. For more information: Click here for more information

iDEAL is Hollands most popular online payment method. The Netherlands has more than 10 million consumers that use iDEAL. 95% of online transactions are done via iDEAL. It was created by Dutch banks in 2005 and does not require any special applications or extra connection costs. iDEAL is a relatively cheap payment method.
Consumers feel safe using iDEAL because they are led to their own, trusted, online banking environment. Click here for more information on iDEAL.

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Belgian customers prefer paying with Bancontact. Since 1989, it has come to lead the payments market in Belgium. In 2014, BC transactions grew by more 35%. There are 15 million BC cardholders.
After filling the shopping cart, your customer selects the Bancontact payment method. A secure connection is made with the customers bank to complete the payment. Click here for more information on Bancontact.

Would you like to start accepting Visa and MasterCard payments a couple of weeks from now?

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