Merchant acquiring is a challenging area for merchants of all sizes. There are significant underlying complexities, including a changing regulatory landscape, a concentrated supplier market and perceived barriers to change. This leads to a lack of transparency for merchants, inefficient processes and inflated supplier margins.

CMSpi will carry out a detailed analysis of current arrangements to identify opportunities for improvements to existing processes and commercial arrangements. We’ll also ensure that your arrangements are future proofed against forthcoming changes in the market and that you are well positioned for future contract renegotiations or market approaches.

CMSpi’s team of consultants and analysts have in-depth expertise in both the technical and commercial aspects of merchant acquiring. Combined with our independent position and our unrivalled market knowledge this enables us to expose inefficient arrangements and hidden margins and benchmark these against your peers and industry best practice.

3 Key Benefits of CMSpi's Merchant Acquiring Service

Reduce costs
Significant reduction in merchant acquiring costs
Transparency of underlying costs and supplier margins
Optimisation of existing processes

It is only through our expertise and our unique position in the market that we can provide the understanding of each acquirer’s processes and commercial models required to optimise your merchant acquiring arrangements.

Areas we analyse 

Settlement Models


Industry Changes

Scheme Fees


Processing Fees

Interchange Profile

Charging Structures

Card Profiles

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