Visa Canada Interchange Rates.

Visa is one of the most commonly held and accepted credit cards in the US, Canada and the world. By accepting Visa, your customers can pay in-person, by phone and online. Helcim makes it easier and more affordable for your business to accept Visa cards so you can offer your customers a fast, reliable and secure method of payment. We display Visa’s Interchange rates on our website as part of our transparent Interchange Plus pricing.

What is the Visa Interchange?

Interchange is the fee collected by the customer’s credit card bank (the Visa card-issuer) on every transaction. These rates are set by Visa every year and apply to all processors. In other words, this is the true cost that the processor has to pay on every transaction. The interchange rates are part of our Interchange Plus pricing. The tables below provide a breakdown of the current Visa interchange rates.

Visa Credit Card Interchange Rates.

Card-TypeInterchange Rate
*** Card-Present
Swipe/Chip Consumer
1.250 %
Swipe/Chip Infinite
1.570 %
Swipe/Chip Corporate
1.900 %
Swipe/Chip Infinite Privilege
2.080 %
*** Keyed
Keyed Consumer
1.450 %
Keyed Premium
1.700 %
Keyed Corporate
2.000 %
Keyed Infinite Privilege
2.450 %
*** Recurring Payments
Recurring Consumer
1.250 %
Recurring Infinite
1.530 %
Recurring Corporate
1.850 %
Recurring Infinite Privilege
1.950 %
*** Everyday Independent Business *
Swipe/Chip Consumer
1.200 %
Swipe/Chip High-Spend
1.300 %
Swipe/Chip Corporate
2.000 %
Swipe/Chip Infinite Privilege
1.950 %
*** Restaurant
Swipe/Chip Consumer
1.200 %
Swipe/Chip Infinite
1.300 %
Swipe/Chip Corporate
1.900 %
Swipe/Chip Infinite Privilege
2.080 %
*** Gas and Service Stations
Swipe/Chip Consumer
1.070 %
Swipe/Chip Infinite
1.340 %
Swipe/Chip Corporate
1.800 %
Swipe/Chip Infinite Privilege
1.950 %
*** Groceries and Supermarkets
Swipe/Chip Consumer
1.00 %
Swipe/Chip Infinite
1.200 %
Swipe/Chip Corporate
1.850 %
Swipe/Chip Infinite Privilege
1.950 %
*** Level 2 Data
Corporate & Purchasing
1.600 %
Fuel Purchasing Cards
1.800 %
*** Level 3 Data
Corporate & Purchasing
1.400 %
Large Ticket $7,000 - $15,000
1.300% + $35
Large Ticket $15,000 - $50,000
1.200% + $35
Large Ticket $50,000+
1.100% + $35

Visa Debit Card Interchange Rates.

(Debit) Card-TypeInterchange Rate
*** Card-Present
Debit Retail
0.250 % + 5¢
Debit Grocery
0.150 % + 5¢
Debit Gas Station
0.150 % + 5¢
*** Keyed
Debit Keyed
1.150 %
Debit Utilities
0.000 % + 10¢
*** Recurring Payments
Debit Recurring
0.600 %

Visa Assessments and Association Fees.

Assessments and Association FeesRate
Visa Card-Brand
0.1017 %
Visa International Cross-Border - Card-Present (CAD)
0.6780 %
Visa International Cross-Border - Keyed (CAD)
1.1300 %
Visa International Cross-Border (USD)
1.1300 %

*HST is charged to the acquirer/processor on network card-brand, association and cross-border fees. Visa listed card-brand fee is 0.090%. Because this is an absorbed cost by the acquirer who are not allowed to claim ITCs in Canada, the HST on the card-brand fee cannot be used as an ITC by the merchant. Does not apply to interchange, per transaction or cost+ fees. Below are list to the official Visa interchange table.

Visa Canada Official Interchange Rates →

* Visa Canada "Everyday" Independent Businesses MCC / SIC
LIMOUSINES AND TAXICABS
4121
BOOKS PERIODICALS AND NEWSPAPERS
5192
HOME SUPPLY WAREHOUSE STORES
5200
HARDWARE STORES
5251
LAWN AND GARDEN SUPPLY STORES
5261
VARIETY STORES
5331
FREEZER LOCKER MEAT PROVISIONERS
5422
DAIRY PRODUCTS STORES
5451
BAKERIES
5462
MISC FOOD STORE-CONVENIENCE MRKT SPLTY VENDNG MACS
5499
ALTERATIONS MENDING SEAMSTRESSES TAILORS
5697
EATING PLACES RESTAURANTS
5812
FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS
5814
DRUG STORES PHARMACIES
5912
BOOK STORES
5942
NEWS DEALERS AND NEWSSTANDS
5994
PET SHOPS - PET FOODS AND SUPPLIES
5995
CLEANING GARMENT AND LAUNDRY SERVICES
7210
LAUNDRY SERVICES - FAMILY AND COMMERICAL
7211
DRY CLEANERS
7216
BARBER AND BEAUTY SHOPS
7230
HAT CLEANING SHOPS SHOE REPAIR SHOPS SHOE SHINE
7251
AUTOMOBILE PARKING LOTS AND GARAGES
7523
CAR WASHES
7542

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If your business is looking for a better way to accept credit and debit cards online or in-person, then Helcim is the payments company for you. Helcim offers a wide range of payment tools and software solutions to make it faster and easier for you to get paid.

No! We want to help small businesses grow and thrive, so there are no monthly fees. Your Helcim account allows you to process both in-person and online payments with great low processing rates. You also get full access to all of our merchant tools and benefit from our amazing customer service team.

For Visa, Mastercard, Amex and other card-brands, we offer Interchange Plus pricing to give you complete transparency and greater savings. By passing the base cost directly to you and only charging for a single markup, Interchange Plus pricing gives you significant savings. By knowing our cost as well as our markup, we promote a fully transparent partnership which means no surprises on your monthly statement!

To calculate your rates for in-person and online transactions, you can visit our pricing page.

Yes! And there is no need to call and renegotiate rates. Our Interchange Plus margin automatically decreases the more you process, helping you save even more.

You can view our complete volume discounts on our pricing page.

No! You can close your account anytime without any penalty and there are no hidden fees. You never again have to worry about setup fees, termination fees, quarterly fees, PCI & non-compliance fees, customer service fees, or bank deposit fees.

Deposits will appear in your bank account within 2 business days, depending on the time of day that your transactions are settled. Transactions processed over the weekend or bank holidays are initialized for deposit on the following business day. Your daily transactions are batched together, and deposited to your bank account net of processing fees.

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No! You can use your existing bank account, provided by your financial institution or credit union. Sole proprietors can use a personal bank account. Incorporated business and partnerships are required to use a business bank account

Law firms and other businesses that require separate trust and operating bank accounts are able to customize the flow of deposits and fees to meet their needs.

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Contact Us​.

We’re Always Happy to Help!

Our in-house team of Merchant Experience Specialists are here to share their knowledge, answer your questions and point you in the right direction. No commissions, no pressure.

New to accepting card payments? Many of our merchants are first time business owners who are unfamiliar with the industry. We take the time to help you understand how it all works as well as how to avoid common pitfalls.

Get In Touch

Toll-Free: +1 (877) 643-5246

 

Calgary Head-Office:

Suite 400 – 440 2 Ave SW

Calgary, Alberta T2P 5E9

Seattle Office:

Suite 4200 – 701 5th Avenue

Seattle, Washington 98104