Rate Increased Passed Along To Merchants

Everett, WA (December 11, 2017) – Northwest Software Technologies, Inc., the pioneering and leading developer of event fundraising management software designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, has received word of a rate increase by Visa, MasterCard and Discover .

Dan Harrington, President of NLP Secure has notified us of a rate increase by the three card brands. The new rate effective immediately is 3.49%. Other typical fees such as Per Transaction continue to be excluded. This is an increase of 6.8%.

As explained by Mr. Harrington, there has been a large influx of consumers using Visa Signature cards. For example, 10′s of millions now carry and regularly use the Citibank Costco Visa Signature card. The most expensive card issued. He continues… This has caused a large shift in costs as consumers are reducing or stopping use of Visa debit and lower cost Visa cards. As usual, the added costs get passed along to the merchant in higher fees. A search of the Internet with the search term “October 2017 card processing rates increase” backs this conversation.

If you have any questions, please contact our office via email at support@nwsoftware.com or via phone at 425.252.7287.

About Northwest Software Technologies®
Northwest Software Technologies, Inc. is the pioneering and a leading provider of fundraising event software to the non-profit sector in the U.S. and Canada. More than 2,000 organizations – including the Children’s Hospital Guilds of Seattle, JDRF International (Canada), Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Holt International Children’s Services, Junior Leagues, Kiwanis and Rotary International – worldwide use Tracker-Series applications to manage fundraising events. Northwest Software Technologies, Inc. offers four software applications for fundraising event management: A’Thon-Tracker™ for sponsor-based pledge type events, Auction-Tracker® for fundraising benefit auctions, Banquet-Tracker™ for fundraising banquets and Tournament-Tracker® for benefit golf tournaments. Founded in 1985, Northwest Software Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Everett, Washington with international distribution offices in Canada and Australia.