Tag Archives: Chargebacks

The Merchant's Bill

The Merchant’s Bill of Chargeback Rights

Time to read you your rights. Even within a system that is so thoroughly pro-cardholder, and thus merchant-unfriendly by proxy, merchants do have rights when dealing with chargebacks. Like most other rights, Read more …

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Customer Disputes: What happens?

Let’s pull back the curtain on what happens when a cardholder disputes a purchase. For many merchants, their understanding of this process begins and ends with receiving a chargeback. That’s the most Read more …

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Get Ready for the Holidays NOW!

The holiday season is upon us. You might already be rolling your eyes at all the holiday-themed commercialization creeping its way into our lives. But if you’re a merchant, you’re also licking Read more …

How to Win at the New VISA Rules

How to Win at the New VISA Rules

It’s been just over six months since VISA mandated it’s latest rule changes for chargebacks — pardon, “disputes”. If you haven’t yet, read our no-nonsense primer on the “Visa Claims Resolution Initiative”. Read more …

How To Do a Chargeback Right

How To Do a Chargeback Right

If you’re a cardholder researching how to do a chargeback, you’ve come to the right place! We’re going to show you the best way to resolve a disputed transaction to get the Read more …

Visa's VCR Tape

VISA’s VCR might already be Betamax

If there’s one thing VISA loves — more than getting a piece of every transaction — it’s acronyms that start with V. In an attempt to improve how chargebacks are resolved, VISA has introduced the “Visa Claims Resolution Initiative,” otherwise known by the cutting-edge acronym “VCR”. Anyone who has dealt with VISA to resolve chargebacks knows an update has been sorely needed. Yet despite the demand, it is unclear whether the VCR will have the teeth it needs to deliver on its promises.

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Driven bad by reason codes

ChargebackHelp Reason Code Reference

When a transaction is charged back, the issuing banks will assign a reason code to the chargeback. Below is a list of all the major reason codes you will see from chargebacks Read more …

Get that Chargeback Back!

Compelling Evidence Explained

We say it all the time at ChargebackHelp, “Knowledge is power.” And representment is another case in point. If you know when you should represent against a chargeback, your chances of winning representment increase significantly. Don’t be one of those merchants that waste time and effort representing every chargeback. Read more …

Rosie the Representer

Representment: Fighting words

Representment is a real word, despite what your spellcheck might think. You may not recognize the term, but if you’re a merchant, you’ve definitely been in a position where representment can help you out big time. Representment is the formal process by which merchants can dispute a chargeback, and if successful, recover the revenue at stake.

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Visa’s Chargeback Clampdown

In November 2015, when Visa Inc. announced its acquisition of Visa EU, the markets barely seemed to notice the $23.4 billion transaction. Visa shares continued their steady blue-chip climb unfazed. But when the new Visa modified its fraud and chargeback monitoring in 2016, the other shoe dropped, right on top of high-risk merchants.

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