CFIB members save on Amex
Attract more customers with a lower rate
As a CFIB member, you are receiving industry-best rates through CHASE. Plus: no contract, no cancellation fees, and CFIB support with any issues you might face. If you aren’t with CHASE, you’re are still eligible to receive CFIB member preferred Mastercard rates through their current provider, simply by calling them to ask about the deal and providing them with your CFIB membership number.
What to ask when choosing a provider:
And remember: don’t sign anything until you know the answers and feel comfortable signing your name. When in doubt, call CFIB’s Counsellors.
Independent Sales Organizations (ISO’s) aka “Resellers”
One of the most common calls we get from owners like you is in regards to ISO’s. These are companies hired by merchant services providers to sell their product. They do not actually provide the service or the terminals; rather, they are hired head-hunters. You can tell they are an ISO, because they will say/do anything to get you into contract, and they are usually persistent and high-pressure. Lines they use include, "We are a company working for the banks to see that you receive your 30% discount on credit card fees...", or, "We are working on behalf of the banks/CFIB/ChasePaymentech/VISA/MasterCard to lower your credit card fees. If you send us your statements, we'll find savings..."
Here are some tips to deal with these companies:
To indicate you are not interested and your "no" is not being respected, file a complaint with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada.