Commentary

A6.332A Merchant acquirers etc

Administration and compliance

A6.332A Merchant acquirers etc

A6.332A Merchant acquirers etc

Merchant acquirers were not explicitly specified as data-holders in the legislation as originally enacted, and do not fall within any other existing categories of data-holder specified in the schedule. Merchant acquirers and similar bodies, who process payment card transactions, ie who have a contractual obligation to make payments to retailers1 are relevant data holders with effect from 17 July 2013, although data can be required which relates to periods before this date2. The term 'merchant acquirers' includes both merchant acquirers and businesses, known as 'aggregators', which act as intermediaries by aggregating a number of retailers under

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