businessInfo

The businessInfo section streamlines and informs the application approval and compliance process. It captures key information including:

  • Legality
  • Function
  • Products
  • Ownership
  • Longevity

businessInfo Elements from POST

Top Level: identifiers regarding the business’ properties.

Element

Description

Criterion

Notes

dbaName

Doing Business As (dba). The registered name or trading name.

Required

  • string

  • max length: 32

dbaNameExtended

The extended version of dbaName.

Required.

  • string

  • max length: 32

  • Can match dbaName

legalName

 

The actual name of the business entity.

Required.

  • String

  • max length: 50

legalNameExtended

 

The extended version of legalName.

Required.

  • Can match legalName

  • String

  • Max length: 255

legalNameMarked

 

Certified legal name of business.

Required in POL.

Accented characters are permitted.

ownershipType

 

The type of ownership for the business

Required.

See General Element Codes > businessInfo

registrationNumber

 

The Business Registration Number (BRN).

Required*

  • String

  • max length: 15

*Required only for:

  • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

  • Limited Company

  • Public Limited Company

 

taxID

 

A Tax ID issues to an operating business in the EU. E.g. a VAT ID.

 

Optional.

  • String

  • Max length: 15

productDescription

 

A description of the products and, or the services offered;

Required.

  • String

  • Max length: 255

mccCode

 

Merchant Category Code (MCC)  is a code assigned by credit card company.

Required.

  • string

  • max length: 5

establishmentYear

 

The year the business was established.

Required

Format: YYYY

currentOwnershipYears

 

How long current owners have owned the business (in years).

 

 

Required.

Together, currentOwnershipYears and currentOwnershipMonths define how long the current owners have owned the business.

currentOwnershipMonths

 

How long current owners have owned the business (in months).

 

 

Required.

Together, currentOwnershipYears and currentOwnershipMonths define how long the current owners have owned the business

communicationLanguage

 

The language for communications

Optional.

See General Element Codes > language.

posLanguage

 

The language used for the point-of-sale platform

Optional.

associationCodes

 

Elavon promotion and, or association code listing.

Optional.

Provided by Elavon

optOut

 

Marketing opt-out decision

Optional.

Boolean:

  • true if they opt out

  • false if not

signDate

 

Date the application was signed

 

 

pciProgramLevel

PCI Level of business

Optional.

See General Element Codes > businessInfo

pciServiceType

 

Type of PCI service

Optional.

See General Element Codes > businessInfo

countryOfOrigin

 

Business country of origin

Required.

Use the ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 standard.

numberOfPartners

 

PCI Level of business.

Required*.

 *Can only be sent on requests for GBR (UK) businesses.

  • Required if business is a PARTNERSHIP

  • Otherwise optional.

countryOfPrimaryOperation

Country of Business’ primary operation.

Required.

Use the ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 standard.

businessAddress

Collecting the business address.

Note: Use email when correspondence is time-sensitive such as bills and updates, etc.
Data gathered for address.

Element

Description

Criterion

Notes

streetName

The street the business property is located on.

Required.

 

streetNumber

The business property name or number.

Optional.

 

City

The city on which the business property is located.

Required.

 

Postcode

The business property’s zip or postal code.

Required.

 

 

additionalAddress

This required input operates as a map with enum key values, with LEGAL being the only available option in EU countries.

vatInfo        

This is supplementary information for a Value Added Tax (VAT) ID.

VAT information.

Element

Description

Criterion

Notes

number56B

 

Provides an exemption from VAT.

Optional.

 

numberOption

Status and type of VAT ID

Required.

 

expiryDate56B

 

 

 

 

 

See notes.

  • Optional if number56B is not present.

  • Required if number56B is present.

taxNumberType

 

VAT ID Type.

 

 

See notes.

taxNumber

 

Tax number as it relates to VAT

Optional.

 

Year

 

The year that the VAT number56B expires.

Required.

 

Month

 

The month that the VAT number56B expires.

Required.

Three characters. See General Element Codes > month.

Day

 

The day of the VAT month that the number56B expires.

Required.

 

 

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