Choosing your favorite brand
The European (EU) MIF (Merchant Interchange Fee) Regulation 215/751 of 29 April 2015 on interchange fees for card-related payment transactions is intended, among other purposes, to abolish the monopoly of the domestic brand: the consumer must be able to pay with his/her card on the Visa, Mastercard or CB network.
- The merchant to choose the preferred brand that will be offered to buyers during the payment.
- The cardholder to have the choice of card brand (i.e. the network used for the transaction).
Thus, for CB cards co-branded VISA or MASTERCARD for example, the buyer will have the choice between the French CB network and the international VISA or MASTERCARD networks.
A co-branded card is a card that includes two payment companies.
- CB + VISA or ELECTRON or VPAY
- CB + MASTERCARD or MAESTRO
Each time an authorization uses international networks, the merchant may have to pay extra fees that will be transferred to the used network (depending on the commissioning methods of the merchant’s acquirer contract).
What steps does the merchant need to take?
In Systempay , CB is configured as the default brand during the payment stages.
To change your preferred brand, contact your bank to request the update.
What impact on the payment process?
While the buyer enters the card number, the payment gateway searches for brands associated with the card.
For more information, see our Brand selection guide.