Electronic payment routing—whether through debit or credit networks—is a complex process. The merchant, merchant processor, network, and issue processor all play integral roles in authorizing and approving electronic payment transactions. The below explainer on routing provides an in-depth look behind-the-scenes of what occurs when a consumer uses their credit or debit card to make a purchase.
Routing Explained: Credit vs. Debit Networks
Electronic Payments Coalition | October 27, 2021