Jun 19, 2020

Visa Postpones U.S. Interchange and Fee Changes Until 2021

Interchange and fee changes are placed on hold to help the digital payments industry. Due to the massive disruptions of businesses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Visa made the announcement that they will delay the increase in credit card “swipe fees” until the following year, in April 2021. However, it will continue to move forward with its efforts to lower...

Jun 19, 2020

ATOs Pose Significant Threat And Merchants Are Unprepared

Merchant accounts face great vulnerability as fraudsters engage in ATO.  A survey released by Riskified, a payments and fraud solutions provider, revealed an eye-opening revelation on the devastating effects of ATO’s or Account Takeover attacks on both customers and eCommerce business owners alike.  An ATO occurs when a fraudster successfully gains access to a customer’s stored account information within an...

Jun 18, 2020

A Comprehensive Solution: Fast Payments And Total Fraud Protection

If you are looking for a comprehensive fraud solution, look no further than EMB. Credit card fraud continues to plague merchants and customers alike. As criminals are becoming more sophisticated and innovative with their tactics of stealing financial information for unauthorized transactions, more has to be done to thwart their efforts.  With the introduction of EMV credit cards, brick and...

Dec 27, 2019

Avoid These Common Credit Card Processing Scams

If you are in business for yourself, it is imperative to have a way for your customers to pay you for your goods and services. Choosing a reputable credit card processor positions you to accept both credit and debit card payments either online or at point of purchase.  As more and more consumers opt for carrying more plastic than cash,...

Dec 13, 2019

Prevent Credit Card Fraud in 3 Steps

As a business, your ability to act in your customers’ interests is paramount for return business. Obviously, the first level of this is to provide honest, dependable and high-level services or products. But, in today’s world of growing fraud, that isn’t enough. It seems almost like every other day there is a data breach attached to a big name business....

Sep 18, 2019

At Least $575 Million Settlement for 2017 Equifax Breach

Equifax Inc. must pay victims of its breach in 2017 at least $575. Mostly, this must be done in the form of free credit monitoring. This was the very breach, because of which the sensitive data of about 150 million people was hacked. To know the latest developments concerning the Equifax breach and discover the right processor to accept payments...

Aug 26, 2019

Venezuelan Laundering Scheme: Bank Handled $20 Million

You might have heard about the New Jersey bank that handled $20 million for a firm connected with a Venezuelan laundering scheme, mightn’t you? If you’re interested in more details concerning the case and are looking for a reliable payment processing company, you’re at the right place: just keep on reading this article. Venezuelan Laundering Scheme First of all, let’s...

May 10, 2019

FTC Bans Payment Processor for Fraudulent Debit Transactions

Priority Payout Corp. and the owner of the payment processing company are banned permanently from engaging in processing or assisting in it, and must pay a contempt judgment of $1.8 million, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Priority Payout Corp. owner, Thomas Wells, has agreed to settle FTC charges that he and his company repeatedly violated a 2009 court...

May 03, 2019

FTC Cracking Down on Tech Support Scammers Targeting Seniors

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) estimates that consumers lost $24.6 million from tech-support scams in 2015 and 2016. The average consumer loses about $280 on each scam. Last year, the FTC received nearly 143,000 reports about tech support scams. But, an even more revealing statistic is that the FTC found that people 60 and older were five times more likely...

Apr 23, 2019

Biometrics Make Payments Safer

The government of India is a leader in biometric adoption for payments. More than 1 billion Indian consumers have established a digital identity with the government, which requires users to submit fingerprints, iris scan recognition, and a photograph to collect social welfare payments. Collecting this biometric information took fewer than 10 years, and now India has the tools to identify...

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Having a merchant account allows an account holder to take advantage of merchant cash advances. When a merchant is approved for an advance, the business agrees to receive a lump sum of cash in exchange for an agreed-upon percentage of future credit card sales.

Pricing varies depending on the merchant’s industry, past credit card processing history, the type of business seeking the account, average ticket sales, and average transaction volumes.

Yes, EMB works with merchants who are building their credit, as well as those who have poor credit. EMB also approves merchants that have no credit card processing history and businesses that have lost their merchant accounts due to high chargebacks.

Several factors influence a merchant’s risk level. Though only one factor likely will not get a merchant classified as high risk, a combination of these may: business size, location, and industry, credit score, credit card processing history, a industry’s reputation for excessive chargebacks, a prior history of high chargeback ratios, and whether a merchant exclusively sells online.

Virtual terminals are stationed on a merchant’s website, making it easy for customers to make a payment or purchase online. Merchants or a payment processor can easily set up virtual terminals, so online businesses can accept credit and debit card and e-check transactions.

A merchant account is a business account with an acquiring bank. Without this business account, which actually works more like a line of credit, a merchant cannot accept and process credit and debit card transactions. Businesses need a merchant account to accept major credit cards via a static point-of-sale terminal, mobile card reader, or through a virtual payment gateway.

After filling out EMB’s simple online application and submitting any necessary, requested documents, many merchants get approved within 24 and 48 hours.

EMB specializes in working with high-risk merchants. EMB works with many merchants, including but not limited to businesses in these industries: gambling and gaming, adult entertainment, nutraceuticals, vaping and e-cigarettes, electronics, tech support, travel, high-end furniture, weight loss programs, calling cards, e-books and software, and telecommunications.

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