Definitions for "Terminated Merchant File"
Merchants with excessive chargebacks are stripped of their merchant account and the ability to accept credit card orders. The merchant is then placed on the TMF match list that all Merchant Service Providers have access to. Being placed on this file can keep you from obtaining another merchant account for several years.
A file listing the names of merchants and their principals whose bankcard relationship has been terminated by the acquirer.
A shared database maintained by the Card Associations that lists all merchants terminated for cause by Acquirers. The actual database resides on MasterCard's operating system.