NMA Educates

Helpful, insightful and informative materials to assist the businesses we serve.

At National Merchants Association (NMA), we are deeply committed to advocating for merchants and partners of all types, and providing them with the tools and resources they need to thrive in an ever-evolving payments ecosystem. The NMA Educates series is designed to provide helpful, insightful and informative materials to assist the businesses we serve in navigating the world of payments.

Website 101

Being told your website needs adjustments can be difficult. As a busy business owner, it can be challenging to find the time and/or resources to invest in a site that is both aesthetically pleasing, functional and in compliance.

Website 101

Who’s Who in Governance?

In this piece, NMA will guide you through understanding many of the government agencies and private entities that play a role in governing payments.

Who’s Who in Governance?

How Underwriting Works for Merchants

Understanding underwriting components will grant merchants and partners greater insight into the necessity for fraud mitigation, and will empower businesses to remain in compliance.

How Underwriting Works

Forms, Forms, Forms

Forms vary from company to company, there are a few key components you can expect to see on most forms. In this series we can walk you through the various types of forms.

What is Schedule A?
What is an MPA?

Straw Signing

Straw signing hides a person’s true identity and can be a nefarious tactic that puts businesses at risk. Preventative measures are in place to uphold standards that protect real merchants. Understand the risks and how to protect yourself.

Straw Signing and Payment Processing

The Lowdown on Load-Balancing

There is a better way to ensure that merchant accounts not only stay healthy but also operate within the card brand rules.

The Lowdown on Load-Balancing