Credit card processing can be diminished to one of six steps. For the most part, each of these steps is involved with transferring a cardholder's payment information and authorization starting with one party then onto the next. The primary employment of the credit card processing cycle is to determine whether a purchase has the necessary assets to be finished. Transactions with an EMV chip credit card take on average 15 seconds to finish.

1. Consumer: The initial phase in credit card processing happens on the consumer level, when a cardholder swipes, plunges their card, or hands over their payment information to the merchant.

2. Merchant: Next, the merchant accepts and collects the payment information. This can be done in one of two ways. The payment can be accepted physically in supposed card exhibit transactions. This usually happens at a storefront, with somewhere in the range of a credit card reader. The merchant step can also happen online for card not present transactions. Instead of a card reader, merchants utilize an online gateway to gather the payment from their customer.

3. Processor: The credit card processor collects that information and is in charge of routing that data across to the other stages, and facilitating communications between various parties. Initially, however, their primary part is to send the payment information to the card network.

4. Card Networks: Your customer's card will operate one of the major credit card networks — the most widely recognized ones are Visa and Mastercard. Once the networks get the payment information from the processor, they pass it to your customer's bank.

5. Consumer Bank: The cardholder's bank then gets the payment request, and they check whether the cardholder has the appropriate finances or credit to finish the purchase. The bank may also gone through additional safety efforts to confirm whether they purchase is legitimate, and not fraudulent. When they establish that the customer has the assets required and that the purchase is not fraudulent, they communicate something specific back through the networks and through the credit card processor, allowing the transaction to experience. Regular reasons why the cardholder bank denies a transaction include: insufficient finances in the account, a credit limit has been reached, or the bank speculates the purchase is being made by a non-authorized client.

6. Back To The Merchant: Lastly, the message that the payment has been requested or denied streams back through the same channels it did to get to the cardholder's bank. At the point when the transaction is handled face to face, this usually corresponds with a message on the card reader like "Approved" or "Declined". Assuming a transaction is cleared, the merchant is relied upon to give the customer whatever goods or services were promised in kind for the payment.

Author's Bio: 

Hi, I am Jack Smith. I am a Professional Content Writer. And I am Working in Internet E-Publishing at Lexicon Group. and My Graduation Was Completed in University of Houston-Victoria, Texas. My Interest going on online payment gateway system.