An aggregator is an intermediary between a merchant and an acquirer. They are contracted by an acquirer to perform all or some of the following actions on behalf of the acquirer:

  • Onboard merchants
  • Process transactions under an aggregated identifier
  • Settle transactions and ensure payouts to the merchants

The following are examples of aggregators:

  • Bill payment providers
  • Digital Wallet operators
  • Marketplaces
  • Payment facilitators

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