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Archived updates for Friday, July 23, 2004

USPTO Eliminating Credit Cards as Payment for Replenishing Deposit Accounts

Starting August 23, 2004, the United States Patent and Trademark Office is amending its rules of practice to eliminate acceptance of credit cards as payment for replenishing deposit accounts. Deposit account customers may still submit payments to replenish their deposit accounts by electronic funds transfer (EFT) through the Federal Reserve Fedwire System or over the Office’s Internet Web site, and by check or money order sent through the mail. The Office will continue to accept credit cards as payment for all other products and services for which fees are required.

The Plastic Card Network (PCN) allows Federal agencies to accept nationally branded credit and debit cards for Government receipts in exchange for a percent fee paid by the Department of the Treasury Financial Management Service (FMS).  The Office was notified by the FMS of excessive transaction fees resulting from high dollar credit card charges processed by the agency. Nearly all of those high dollar credit card charges were payments made by customers to replenish deposit accounts.  Under the PCN, the Office is not allowed to establish minimum or maximum single transaction amounts or to charge a transaction fee for a specific group of transactions as conditions for a specific group of transactions as conditions for accepting credit cards.  This final rule supports the FMS in controlling the PCN costs, and ensures the Office can continue participating in the PCN and provide the credit card payment option to customers for other products and services.



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5 Comments:

Blogger Muhammad Saeed said...

Good step taken by the American to eliminate the credit card as payment for replenishing deposit accounts. Many plastic card network agencies provides such sort of cards for electronic transfer of money from deposit account to another account.
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December 16, 2009 7:11 AM  
Blogger Mahmood said...

A plastic card with a credit limit used to purchase goods and services and to obtain cash advances on credit. The cardholder is then billed by the issuer for repayment of the credit extended.
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Blogger Mahmood Ali said...

The Plastic Card Network (PCN) allows Federal agencies to accept abrade branded credit and debit cards???

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June 13, 2011 8:08 AM  
Anonymous Hank Hendricks said...

Yes "quote from article" The Plastic Card Network (PCN) allows Federal agencies to accept nationally branded credit and debit cards for Government receipts in exchange for a percent fee paid by the Department of the Treasury Financial Management Service (FMS).
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June 12, 2012 5:52 AM  
Blogger Joseph said...

Do you agreed payment through credit card is risky for both parties.
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June 20, 2012 8:02 AM  

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