How does DCC work?
There is no need for your staff to identify international credit and debit cards – Simply take the transaction as normal and the terminal will recognise if DCC is available for that specific card type. When a DCC eligible card is presented, the customer is prompted by the terminal to select whether they wish to pay in their home currency or in GB Pounds. Once the selection is made, the conversion shows on screen in the cardholder’s home currency. The card holder authorises the transaction in the normal way using Chip & PIN or swipe with signature. Once the transaction is completed, a DCC receipt will print showing the purchase in the selected currency, the conversion rate and the traveling cardholder’s home currency amount. This makes it easier for foreign visitors to reconcile purchases when paying card balances. Funds are settled to you, as normal, in GB Pounds, and your reports clearly show both currencies.