Nov 14, 2019

High-Risk Merchant Account Solutions with Offshore Merchants

An offshore merchant account is one which is used for e-merchants who are processing payments through their website in countries that they don’t live in.  There are many reasons why a merchant would want to have an offshore account, including less stringent approval standards abroad. Being an offshore merchant can also be a great option to extend the services of...

Oct 29, 2019

The Benefits of Cryptocurrency for High-Risk Businesses

If your business is in a high-risk industry, you are familiar with the complications and frustrations of obtaining a merchant account. If you have been able to get one, then your concerns shift to fulfilling contractual obligations and costs that are passed on to you by the provider to mitigate cost. But wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a...

Oct 18, 2019

Why Processors Close Some High Risk Merchant Accounts

Launching and maintaining a profitable business is riddled with challenges and unpredictability.  If you happen to be a high-risk merchant, the complexities are only multiplied. Banks are reluctant to provide high-risk merchants with a merchant account for various reasons.  High-risk industries are rampant with fraud, chargebacks, poor reputation, and more. Banks are simply unwilling to take these types of risks....

Oct 11, 2019

This Might Be the Reason Your Business Was Flagged as High-Risk

You have the business, the right products and/or services, the website filled with information, and some good employees. Now you want to expand your payment options to include credit and debit card processing. That should be no problem for a legitimate business like yours, right? Actually, many businesses are surprised to find that qualifying for an online payment gateway is...

Oct 10, 2019

4 Reasons Why Payment Processors Avoid High Risk Industries

The high-risk industry includes but is not limited to businesses such as adult entertainment, gambling sites, travel agencies, the sell of tobacco or vaping products, medical marijuana services, or simply e-commerce websites that process card-not-present transactions.  Like any financially savvy investor might, traditional banks and independent sales organizations (ISOs) prefer low-risk investments to increase the likelihood that they’ll turn a...

Sep 30, 2019

6 Reasons You Should Be Using Multiple Merchant Accounts

The old way of thinking is to have one merchant account per business. Anything more than that seemed like a headache. But times are changing and if you want the best services at the lowest prices, having multiple merchant accounts can help you achieve it all. This is especially true if you are a high-risk business. It may seem like...

Aug 14, 2019

Telemarketer to Pay $2.5 Million for Participation in Scheme

A Largo telemarketer, together with several of his companies, are to pay $2.5 million to end the dispute concerning their participation in a scheme. The latter was about helping pharmacies seek Medicare and Medicaid payments of up to $25.000 for pain medicines being retailed for less than $10. This article will tell you more about the case and will also...

Aug 05, 2019

FDIC Shifts Ground on its Controversial “High-Risk” Merchant Category List

A few months ago— the Wall Street Journal featured news that the court had made a decision on a lawsuit fined by Lenders against the FDIC. It meant than banks must not rely anymore on a list of “high-risk” categories released by the FDIC— among them coin-trading merchants. And now, it seems like the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has backpedaled...

Aug 05, 2019

Study Finds, Most Counterfeited Products in the EU are Produced and Sold by Organized Syndicates

Europol went public with a report on the ongoing counterfeiting, and what came out should be an eye-opener. The cross-national police force was working with European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), and their investigations came to one conclusion; professional syndicates organize most of these crimes. This was the first-ever Intellectual Property Crime Threat Assessment covered the entire European Union. And...

May 09, 2019

Fiserv-First Data Milestone Deal is What’s Needed in Changing Market

The multibillion-dollar merger/acquisition between Fiserv Inc. and First Data Corp. may have caught many by surprise, but it makes perfect sense. As the financial-institution market in the United States continues to shrink, it forces the consolidation of core-banking solutions and the processors that service those banks. Therefore, Fiserv’s move is smart and creates compelling strategic and financial benefits for the...

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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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