Credit Card Processing Solutions for International Merchants

Mar 29, 2016

Are you seeking an international merchant account, but don’t know where to start? Attaining a profitable international merchant account can be tricky. An international merchant account, also known as an offshore merchant account, is one payment processing option for merchants in a high risk business. Offshore merchant accounts are a great option for merchants who may not qualify for traditional processing, and have a history of chargebacks or fraud, or who suffer from bad credit. Offshore accounts have less strict approval standards, but can carry a fair amount of risk. Before signing any contracts, contact multiple companies to find the best fit for your organization.

EMB is a professional payment processor that is experienced in offshore merchant account set-up and management. High risk businesses are often penalized for going big when traditional financial institutions prefer to play it safe with lower risk investments. EMB embraces businesses seeking international merchant accounts. has a full suite of electronic payment processing solutions that include:

  • Chargeback protection & chargeback prevention programs available.
  • No set up fees for most merchants.
  • High Risk merchants approved
  • Fast approvals in 24 – 48 hours.
  • High volume solutions: load balancing gateways and multiple MIDS.
  • iCheck Check Processing service, featuring quick payments.

EMB has a variety of Payment Gateways, POS Solutions, Check Processing solutions, Business Funding, and full support platform. If your offshore account request has been denied by banks, do not be discouraged. Successful offshore payment processors are available. Most of these payment processors are experts at handling high risk e-commerce businesses, but may charge you incredible fees. offers fair and competitive rates for offshore merchant accounts that won’t hurt your bottom line. Our international merchant account application process is simple and to the point. In fact, most merchants can complete the application before finishing a cup of coffee.  Your business deserves the assistance of an expert third party payment processor. EMB knows the ins and outs of international merchant account management. EMB is the low cost, low hassle international credit card processor that will boost your profits through a variety of payment options. Contact us to start your international merchant account today.

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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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