Membership FAQ

Can I Contribute without Participating in Any Events or Services?
Yes, individuals and organizations can contribute their membership dues to support the AngelPay Foundation without participating or using any AngelPay ser...
Wed, 16 Nov, 2016 at 6:03 PM
What Happens if My Processing Volume Increases?
Great, congratulations! We are always excited to see our Members achieving success in their organizations. That's why AngelPay exists. There are no ad...
Wed, 16 Nov, 2016 at 5:50 PM
What is required to establish a bank-approved merchant account?
All banks and payment processors require every company to submit a merchant application, which describes the costs, terms, and conditions for using a mer...
Mon, 24 Oct, 2016 at 11:21 PM
Is the AngelPay Member Application the same as a merchant account application?
No. Processing the AngelPay Member Application is a preliminary step to determine whether a company is eligible to be a Member of the AngelPay Foundation...
Mon, 24 Oct, 2016 at 11:34 PM
Am I required to sign the Personal Guarantee on the application?
Sole-proprietors, Partnerships, and most Corporations will be required to sign a Merchant Application and a Personal Guarantee before their bank-approved m...
Mon, 24 Oct, 2016 at 11:43 PM
Do I need to provide my Social Security Number?
Yes, we need a valid, unrestricted social security number because that's what the banks require. In some cases we can waive this requirement, but only...
Mon, 24 Oct, 2016 at 11:46 PM
What are the costs associated with accepting credit cards?
For AngelPay Members, the costs are simple and based on our Member Dues Rates. Also see our detailed industry cost comparison.
Tue, 25 Oct, 2016 at 12:19 AM
Do I need to purchase equipment or software?
Retail merchants need a mechanism into which cards can be swiped to receive the benefit of the lowest discount rates. Stand-alone terminal equipment is th...
Tue, 25 Oct, 2016 at 12:31 AM
What card types can I accept?
The ability to process Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Diners Club, and JCB credit and debit cards is automatically included with every AngelPay Membership. A...
Tue, 25 Oct, 2016 at 2:18 AM
What Happens if I Refuse to Contribute My Fair Share?
We periodically review our infrastructure and resource utilization levels across the entire AngelPay Member Community. If/when we feel a particular organ...
Wed, 16 Nov, 2016 at 6:00 PM