TMF (Terminated Merchant File)

May 21, 2020

The Terminated Merchant File list is also known as the MATCH (Merchant Alert To Control High-Risk) list, the Terminated Merchant File or TMF list is a list compiled and managed by MasterCard, of merchants whose accounts have been terminated in the past 5 years for any of a variety of reasons, but usually for cause. Some of the reasons a merchant may be placed on the TMF include money laundering, bankruptcy, violation of standards, excessive chargebacks, or data breach.