Help assess risk prior to signing a merchant

The MasterCard Alert to Control High-risk Merchants (MATCH) was developed to help increase customer profitability by enhancing an acquirer's ability to identify a potentially high-risk merchant before entering into a merchant agreement and, if a decision is made to acquire, whether to implement specific action or conditions with respect to acquiring.



Access to the MATCH API service for merchants located in the European Economic Area is not available due to local legal requirements.


MasterCard charges a quarterly inquiry fee for the MATCH API. The inquiry fee is tiered based on volume, with discounts for higher levels of MATCH activity. Existing MATCH customers may refer to Chapter 11 ("MATCH System") of the MasterCard Security Rules and Procedures Manual located on MasterCard Online.


Service News

The new v3 resources are now available! The new resources contain several new features and enhancements to existing functionality. Details can be found under the "Resources" tab.

The current versions, v1 and v2, will not be available after December 31st, 2015. Any existing or new users making use of the MATCH service should implement v3.

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