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Multi-Currency Processing

Process transactions in any currency from around the world.

Our global network of bank partnerships will enable you to process payments in any currency. As Canada's multi-currency payment processor we've accumulated over 18 years of expertise in cross border payments, far more than any other processor in Canada.

Settlement Currencies

Receive funds directly in foreign currency (No currency conversion).

After collecting a payment in foreign currency the funds need to be transferred to you. What currency do you want to receive the funds in? It's often best to receive funds in foreign currency to avoid currency conversion fees, which is called "like-to-like" settlement. (ie: deposit GBP into a GBP currency bank account). If you don't want to maintain foreign currency bank accounts you can receive your deposits in a single base currency, which is called "base currency settlement". We can support both options.

For example, if processing in USD it's recommended to deposit funds into a US currency bank account which can be located in Canada or the USA. More exotic currencies such as Korean Won can also be supported. Some currencies have special requirements depending on the processing currency. This is our primary area of expertise and we'll guide you through the best way to set it up for your business.

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Supported Payment Currencies

All major global processing currencies are supported. The most popular currencies include:

Australian dollar Korean won
Brazilian real Mexican peso
Canadian dollar New Zealand dollar
Chinese yuan New Taiwan dollar
Czech koruna Norwegian krone
Danish krone Singaporean dollar
Euro South African rand
Hong Kong dollar Swedish krona
Hungarian forint Swiss franc
Indian rupee United Arab Emirates Dirham
Japanese yen U.S dollar

We support many more processing currencies than those on the list above, including alternative payment types and exotic processing currencies. Contact us to discuss the specifics of your project.

Interchange and Cross Border Fee Optimization

  • Strategically lower your interchange and processing costs
  • Avoid cross border fees to international customers
  • Increase authorization rates / eliminate cross-border declines

You must be educated and confident when it comes to interchange in order to have a cost effective payments strategy. Helping you to optimize and reduce these costs is a major part of our service.

Interchange fees are set by Visa and Mastercard at a country level. If you are processing transactions across borders there is an opportunity to eliminate cross border fees and optimize your interchange costs. These cost savings can be tremendous (saving over 1% per transaction processed). If you are processing more than $50,000 per month in foreign currency it must be taken under consideration, otherwise you may be simply giving away money that you could otherwise have kept.

Optimizing interchange will also increase the number of approved transactions that you receive. (Non-optimized transactions that cross borders experience a higher rate of declined transactions). We provide interchange optimization to our clients as a standard part of our service. We accomplish what other processors can't because of our unmatched network of international bank partners. Ultimately, your business may get one merchant account, or multiple merchant accounts in different countries, depending on the unique criteria of your business. Contact us to discuss the specifics of your project.

What else should I know about multi-currency processing?

We take an educational approach when working with our clients so that you can be confident when selling internationally.

If you want to become an expert on all things multi-currency, we suggest you contact us to discuss your project, or to request a copy of our multi-currency whitepaper. It's the most exhaustive source of information about multi-currency credit card processing on the web.

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