Q&A about EFT/POS

Collect cashless payments at your points of sale: here you will find answers to questions about in-store payments.

General Questions

  • EFT/POS (electronic funds transfer at the point of sale) allows your customers to make quick cashless payments at your points of sale. This helps you reduce the cash you deal with and increases the safety of your business due to the lower amount of cash you have on the premises.
  • If you already have an ep2 terminal, you will find the contract you need to complete at postfinance.ch/eft-pos
  • As an EFT/POS customer, you can already offer the option to withdraw cash. Notify your terminal manufacturer in order to have this transaction type enabled. 
  • If you already have an activated ep2 terminal, this payment method may be activated within one working day upon receipt of the EFT/POS contract.

Cards and Transactions

  • No, you are free to choose between crediting a PostFinance account or a third-party bank. If you use a PostFinance account, you will benefit from payment being credited quickly to your account, i.e. no later than a day after delivery of the transactions. If you use a third-party account, we cannot guarantee that payment will be made the following day.
  • With 2.7 million cards in circulation, the PostFinance Card is one of the most popular payment methods in Switzerland. It’s also the most inexpensive card payment method on the Swiss market. 
  • The fact that PostFinance is independent from card organizations allows it to set its own prices. What’s more, there are no interchange fees or levies involved, which would increase the prices.
  • Our EFT/POS support will be happy to help you with any questions you may have about transactions with the PostFinance Card.

    Acquiring services e-mail address for EFT/POS: aqs@postfinance.ch

  • You can find all prices at postfinance.ch/eft-pos.
  • Please get in touch with our EFT/POS support for more details.

    Acquiring services e-mail address for EFT/POS: aqs@postfinance.ch

  • Yes. Simply contact our EFT/POS support so that a credit advice can be activated for you.

    Acquiring services e-mail address for EFT/POS: aqs@postfinance.ch

Terminals

  • Yes, PostFinance sells the latest PAX family terminals. Order them in our online shop.

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  • You can find a list of the different suppliers at postfinance.ch/eft-pos. There you will find the right terminal for your requirements.
  • You can find relevant documentation here: postfinance.ch/eft-pos.
  • To switch terminals, please get in touch with our EFT/POS support.

    Acquiring services e-mail address for EFT/POS: aqs@postfinance.ch