Payment Facilitator Provider: Who do you work to become a Payment Facilitator?
A Payment Facilitator or PayFac acts as a the Master Merchant. The Payment Facilitator role is to quickly and easily onboard their sub merchants or SaaS platform users to facilitate credit, debit card and in some case ACH transactions for participants in their payment ecosystem. The Payment Facilitator is responsible for regulatory compliance and has financial risk of their sub-users.
In the past the only Payment Facilitator Provider offering was to become a “True PayFac”. Becoming a true Payment Facilitator is expensive, time consuming and requires staffing to meet compliance and risk mitigation demands. In essence you become a payment business in addition to to your core SaaS offering.