using a credit card to make a loan payment

Posted By: JacksTigger

using a credit card to make a loan payment - 11/27/17 10:26 PM

I'm trying to find where it states that a financial institution can't allow a borrower to make a loan payment via a credit card. (Besides the whole issue of just transferring debt from one thing to another). I thought it was in Truth in Lending, but I'm not finding anything there.

I have found in the Visa Core Rules where it state that you could accept a Visa Debit Card for a loan payment, but not a Visa credit card. I have not been able to find the same language in the MasterCard rules. Am I missing it or remembering something that really wasn't there, but just a good practice.

Appreciate any help
Posted By: JacksTigger

Re: using a credit card to make a loan payment - 11/28/17 06:38 PM

anyone????
Posted By: BrianC

Re: using a credit card to make a loan payment - 11/28/17 08:16 PM

Related Thread

The citations may be a little out of date, but the rules haven't changed in the last 5 years.
Posted By: Beachbum, CRCM

Re: using a credit card to make a loan payment - 11/28/17 08:31 PM

You will find in the MC and Visa Rules not in Reg Z.

5.11.5 Existing Mastercard Cardholder Obligations
A Merchant must not submit to its Acquirer, and a Customer must not submit to the
Interchange System, any Transaction that:
1. Represents the refinancing or transfer of an existing Mastercard Cardholder obligation
that is deemed to be uncollectible; or
2. Arises from the dishonor of a Mastercard Cardholder’s personal check.
A Merchant may submit a Transaction identified with MCC 6051 (Quasi-Cash—Merchant) for
the payment of an existing Cardholder obligation owed to the Merchant.
NOTE: Modifications to this Rule appear in the “Europe Region” and “United States Region”
chapters.
Posted By: JacksTigger

Re: using a credit card to make a loan payment - 11/28/17 09:35 PM

Thanks I knew you guys could help me. I missed it in the MasterCard rules.

But I need to question-- this would be for a normal scheduled loan payment--not for uncollectible debt. It appears that MasterCard states you can't use the credit card for uncollectible debt, but possiblely could for regular loan payments??

I want to get all my ducks in a row and be able to counter any arguments.

Thanks
Posted By: BrianC

Re: using a credit card to make a loan payment - 11/28/17 09:59 PM

You read Mastercard correctly. However, does your institution have a license to process payments in this way with the correct merchant category codes (6051) and pay the correct interchange fees or do the powers that be think they will be processing cash advances?
Posted By: JoAnne

Re: using a credit card to make a loan payment - 04/13/18 02:28 PM

Brian,

What do you mean by "does you institution have a license to process payments in this way" - License with whom?
Posted By: rlcarey

Re: using a credit card to make a loan payment - 04/13/18 02:35 PM

Mastercard