Oct 22, 2021

Merchants Push The Fed On Debit’s Routing And Pricing Rules

Merchants’ “lack of routing choice” in e-Commerce costs them “billions of dollars each year”, according to the Merchants Payment Coalition (MPC). The MPC is a trade group that represents gasoline, supermarket, convenience store, as well as other retail chains.  Larger merchants have been pressing for the Fed to make much-needed changes to the current rules that govern transaction routing and...

Oct 18, 2021

Electronic Payment Systems For Transportation Sector Growing

The mobility industry is undergoing rapid, evolutionary change with the rise of digital technology. What is driving this innovation is a host of factors, including: changes in social attitudes, rapid advances in technology, advances in engineering which have led to energy-efficient modes of transportation, as well as artificial intelligence, which are leading the way to “smarter travel.” The pandemic outbreak...

Oct 18, 2021

Tap-To-Phone Payments Are Gaining Ground

Contactless payments have surged since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies worldwide have struggled to pivot their operations to accommodate the new mandates of social distancing and limiting as much contact as possible between customers and employees.  Some organizations have explored the use of the ever-ubiquitous smartphone to convert it into a powerful payment processing unit. Instead of using...

Oct 30, 2020

Digital Banking Gaining Multitudes Of New Users

As COVID-19 has interrupted many lives and continues to do so, finances continue to be at the forefront of concern for millions around the world. With bank closings or operating at limited hours or by appointment, consumers have had to find other ways to access their funds and make their purchases.  Today, consumers are opting for digital banking in order...

Oct 20, 2020

The Shift To Digital Payments And Accounts Holds Risk for Businesses

The Covid-19 outbreak has ushered in a dramatic surge in digital forms of payment. This is great news for e-Commerce businesses. However, along with the dramatic boost in online sales, there is also an equally dramatic boost in cases of fraud to contend with.  The sudden acceleration in fraud was fueled by the fear and uncertainty that millions around the...

Sep 25, 2020

Digital Payments Growth in Asia Is Unmatched

In Asia, there’s an unprecedented rise in digital payments. Such growth provides the region with a unique opportunity to develop payment systems based on blockchain technology. If you’re interested in more details concerning the digital payments growth in the region and want to find an exceptional payment processor to work with, you’re at the right place.  Digital Payments Growth in...

Aug 07, 2020

WhatsApp Launches Digital Payments In Brazil

After a “closed” beta launch in India back in 2018, WhatsApp announced the launch of digital payments in Brazil. According to WhatsApp’s blog, users will be able to safely send money or purchase something from a local business without having to leave the chat feature.  Brazil is the second-largest market after India, with over 120 million “individual users”.  With more...

Jul 18, 2020

Older Consumers Shopping Online Since Pandemic Outbreak

Using eCommerce integration will facilitate convenient and safe shopping for customers.  Since news of the COVID-19 pandemic broke, many older adults, concerned about complications from contracting the virus, have chosen to take extra precautions by not venturing out to purchase the goods they need.  Instead, they have turned to online shopping and other contactless means of purchasing.  According to eMarketer,...

Jul 02, 2020

EMB Fraud Protection – Feel Empowered, Fight Back

In 2018, the highly anticipated “True Cost of Fraud Study for the Retail Sector by LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, was released, revealing the true challenges that fraud is posing for retailers nationwide.  Some of the fastest growing incidents of fraud keep stemming from card-not-present and mCommerce fraud. The 2018 study also demonstrated that losses due to fraud were up 6% from...

Jun 29, 2020

Merchants Try to Distinguish Fraud from Legitimate Pandemic Purchases

Since the COVID-19 lockdowns began, shopping habits have changed dramatically. Consumers are turning to online shops to purchase everyday items like groceries, medications and other basic supplies that people would normally purchase at their local, physical store. The uncertainty around the situation has also led to panic buying and larger volume purchases than previously seen before the pandemic. This has...

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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.