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American Express® OptBlue® On TSYS

We have some great news! Qualified, existing merchants that are currently enrolled in the standard American Express program are now eligible for the AMEX OptBlue Program on TSYS through Merrick Bank. AMEX Opt Blue solves various issues that the regular AMEX acceptance program has, primarily its high fees. The program that is designed specifically for small businesses makes the cost of processing an AMEX transaction in line with that of a MasterCard or Visa transaction. It also simplifies reconciliation and account management by providing one statement and one deposit for all American Express, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover networks. With AMEX OptBlue, Signature becomes your single point of contact for customer service and all card brand inquiries. In order to enjoy all the benefits the program has to offer, you must enroll by September 1st, 2017.

If you process any American Express Card transactions on or after September 1st, 2017, it will constitute your agreement to all the terms and conditions attached to this bulletin. However, if you are interested in opting out from accepting American Express, please click here or contact our Customer Service Team at 800.631.3072 or email them at are happy to address any questions or concerns you may have regarding AMEX Opt Blue.

Terms and Conditions



Partnership with G2 Web Services

Remaining compliant with major card network rules is necessary to avoid violations and hefty fines. In order to better serve you, we have teamed up with G2 Web Services to implement Persistent Merchant Monitoring, which identifies content compliance issues and risk. The program is designed to regularly monitor your websites to uncover any content compliance violations, minimize financial losses, and provide you safe harbor from compliance assessments. Effective august 1st, 2017, a fee will be assessed based on your account type.

We encourage you to contact our Customer Service Team regarding any questions or concerns you may have by emailing or calling 800.631.3072.



Breach Protection Insurance

To protect you from financial and reputational risk that data security compromises pose to you, we are reminding you about our insurance program that covers merchants for breach protection. This insurance program provides your business with protection against both suspected and actual breaches with no deductible covering Visa, MasterCard,Discover card brands, required audits, fines, and other expenses associated with a breach. Merchants who maintain PCI compliance will be covered at no additional cost. However, merchants who remain non-compliant will be assessed a $25.00 fee per month for each merchant account.

If you have not yet completed the steps to reach pci compliance, please start today. Sign on to our preferred PCI vendor control scan's website using the credentials that were previously provided to you. If you have any questions regarding your PCI compliance, contact our customer support at 800-631-3072, or email



2017 NYCE Merchant Location Participation Fee

Effective May 1, 2017, the NYCE Payments Network announced the merchant location participation fee will be increased from $10.00 to $12.00 annually per participating merchant location. As a courtesy, and to reduce the cost impact to our merchants, signature card services debits the NYCE merchant.