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PartnershipsAscent & ASTRHO Provide Resources & Solutions to Individual Homeowners in Short-Term Vacation Rentals, Independent Hotels, Resorts & Alternate Lodging

Why partner with Ascent? What makes Ascent different from all the other payment processors in the industry? It is simple. We are the ONLY independently-owned payment processor in Vacation Rentals and truly believe in long-term, symbiotic, and profitable partnerships. Ascent is proud to be beholden only to the clients and partners we serve.

Ascent does our part by providing clients with state-of-the-art payment acceptance options and stellar customer service, allowing clients to focus on growing their business. Together we provide strong, efficient, and scale-able solutions specific to the short-term rental and lodging industry. Ascent is a trusted partner and provides payment regulation expertise, modern and innovative technology and programs, customized chargeback and support services for the top reservation software providers and the leading property managers in the alternative lodging space. Ascent offers personalized solutions to fit the needs of each individual business. From transparent interchange processing programs, to custom solutions like AscentPay for monthly financing options and AscentZeroCost for compliant surcharging, we can help through integrations with top software providers or with individual virtual gateway services.

“The entire Ascent team is excited about our new partnership with the Association for Short-term Rental Homeowners (ASTRHO),” says Ascent’s CEO Paul Guccione. “We believe that partnerships like this one, not only serve to strengthen both companies but allows us both to expose our client bases to new and exciting services and products. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership with ASTRHO for many years to come.”

Ascent’s Benefits

A few of the ways we can make your life easier by sharing some features that set us apart from other payment solution providers:

  • ASCENT has specialized in credit card processing for the vacation rental industry for more than 20 years. Unlike a local bank we truly understand how your business works and offer the best rates and service with the most transparent Interchange Plus program.
  • Your relationship is direct with the underwriting bank so that your funds are FDIC insured during the funding process
  • We walk you through all steps involved to get your PCI Compliance certificate providing essential security, peace of mind, and breach coverage*
  • We offer full chargeback support at no additional cost
  • You as the merchant are refunded your credit card fees on credits and returns that you run, this can add up to substantial savings over the course of the year
  • ASCENT will proactively review (free of charge) what a guest receives from you to make sure your documents are the most effective in standing up against chargebacks (eg. Confirmation, Terms and Conditions, Lease Agreements, etc.)
  • Now offering ASCENTpay powered by Uplift, a guest loan product that guarantees zero chargebacks
  • AscentZeroCost 100% compliant surcharge program
  • No Setup Fees, No Contract Length Requirement, No Cancellation or Early Termination Fees


We would love to provide you with a personalized quote for the best solutions and support to fit your custom business goals.



*partner bank may provide financial coverage if you are certified PCI compliant through their program

ASCENT is committed to finding you the correct solution at the lowest cost available with dedicated support every step of the way. We make it easy to start processing, switch providers, add gateway services, or even to partner with other service providers to bring the best payment solutions possible to Vacation Rentals and Lodging providers.


Our team is here to ensure starting to accept payments or your payment transition is seamless. We deliver the most advanced solutions for our merchants and partners with respect, honesty, and transparency.

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