Merchant Membership

The MRC Merchant Membership is designed for companies that wish to become a leader in preventing fraud and enabling payments to make eCommerce safe and profitable everywhere.

Membership Levels



$500 per year
$1,500 per year

$750 per year for subsidiaries -- see below
Total annual payments processed between $5 million - $50 million
Total annual payments processed $50 million or above

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Eligibility Requirements



Must have an eCommerce presence and accept online payments

Must be a Merchant of Record for card-not-present transactions and assume the risk for the transactions

Same as Silver eligibility requirements

All Merchant memberships include the following benefits:

  • Unlimited number of individuals at your organization that may receive the benefits of membership
  • Access to the experience and knowledge of thousands of fraud, payments and risk professionals representing over 450 companies worldwide
  • Access to the MRC Resource Center, including the Cost of Fraud Calculator, hundreds of presentations, archived webinars, whitepapers, case studies and other educational documents
  • Speaking opportunities at all MRC conferences (subject to meeting the MRC Call for Speaker deadlines and compliance with submission guidelines)
  • Reduced admission to all MRC conferences in both the US and Europe, training and education workshops, and access to MRC member only events
  • Participate in and receive access to our Global Fraud Survey and Global Payments Survey benchmarking results
  • Subscribe to our weekly newsletter, Smartbrief, for industry trends, and our monthly eNewsletter, The Buzz, for company news
  • Post events and job openings on the MRC website
  • Become a member of one of our Advisory or Global Boards or one of the many committees that influence the industry
  • Participate in MRC Communities, an online portal which includes an open fraud and payments discussion forum, member/company and sector/location directories, customizable user profiles, private messaging, file sharing and daily digest emails
  • Join one or more of our dedicated communities based around specific business needs, such as:
    • Fraud
    • Payments
    • Law Enforcement
    • Ticketing Affinity Group
    • Gamer Safety Alliance
    • Women in Payments & Fraud

Platinum Subsidiary membership

A Platinum Subsidiary membership is available if a parent or partner company is an existing Platinum member. Parent and partner companies refer to a firm that owns or controls other firms, called subsidiaries, which are legal entities in their own right. An Entity must maintain a merchant subsidiary membership if any of the following applies to the Entity:

  • It operates a business-to-consumer (B2C) business via a distinct website
  • It utilizes a unique email domain
  • It leverages different fraud/risk systems
Platinum Subsidiary memberships receive full Platinum benefits at a 50% reduced cost of $750 per year.

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