May 03, 2019

What the U.S. Can Learn from China’s Mobile Payment Surge

By 2021, eMarketer projects that 79.3% of smartphone users in China will be swiping, scanning, and tapping at point-of-sale machines. Meanwhile, only 30.8% in the U.S. and 22% in Germany will be doing the same. China’s Alipay exceeded 1 billion users with more than 700 million users in China alone, according to news reports. Additionally, more than 40 million small...

May 03, 2019

FDA Struggles to Regulate Flood of New CBD Products

Regulators’ heads continue to spin as the number of products containing cannabidiol (CBD), including lotions, drinks, hair conditioner, and more, continues to flood the market. Ever since the 2018 farm bill legalized hemp under certain conditions and allowed CBD products to be shipped interstate with limitations, regulators have been trying to get a handle on the industry. Advocates consider the...

Apr 26, 2019

Cuenta Mercantil de Ventas sin una Cuenta de Cheques

Si usted necesita una cuenta mercantil, pero no tiene una cuenta de cheques, podemos ayudarle! ha ayudado a cientos de propietarios de negocios que necesitan una cuenta mercantil, pero no tienen una cuenta de cheques. Mientras que su negocio sea un lugar de ventas, o si usted tiene la oportunidad de “pasar” la tarjeta de los clientes, entonces usted...

Apr 26, 2019

What Are the Highest-Risk Products Being Sold Online?

When it comes to the very profitable supplement and nutraceutical market, payment facilitators need to pay attention and keep up. Though new products enter the market every day, payment facilitators must keep an eye on trends so they can mitigate risks while continuing to approve and monitor merchants. The best approach is to maintain a list risky products that have...

Apr 26, 2019

CVS and Walgreens Give Thumbs Up on CBD, Possibly Paving the Way for Others

Despite the interest in CBD, many major retailers have been num on their stance concerning the compound. That was until recently. Two of the nation’s largest pharmacies, CVS and Walgreens, announced their interest in exploring CBD. Both will begin selling hemp-derived CBD products in the total 2,300 stores owned by the two chains. Soon, they will sell a variety of...

Apr 25, 2019

Merchants Are Wising Up to Smart Payment Solutions

When it comes to paying for goods and services, customers expect safety, security, and convenience no matter what type of device these use. Some merchants have heard consumers’ calls and demands, and have taken action. For example, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and MLS’ Atlanta United, no longer accepts cash for purchases. Instead, they only accept...

Apr 25, 2019

Samsung Pay Marks a Milestone By Connects to Prepaid Cards in France

Samsung Pay is providing greater flexibility and possibilities to consumers in France. For the first time in France, PCS MasterCard prepaid card users can make mobile payments through Samsung Pay. Samsung Electronics France recently partnered with French card issuer Prepaid Financial Services to allow its fleet of PCS Mastercard prepaid cards to be loaded onto the Samsung Pay wallet. PCS...

Apr 24, 2019

IoT and Mobile Payments Succeed Best with Emerging Technology

Mobile and IoT payments are happening now and will continue to grow, so that means banks need to embrace emerging technologies to handle them. Banks need back-end infrastructures that are flexible enough to handle payments enabled by mobile devices, wearables, and whatever smart technology gets thrown at them next. Banks may be stressing out about moving away from legacy technology,...

Apr 23, 2019

Mobile Payments May Be the Answer to Crypto’s Security Problems

Overall, people hopped on the cryptocurrency ecosystem quickly. With the right measures and forethought this means the blockchain has the potential to change financial services forever. It may have the power to revolutionize the payments industry, but cryptocurrency has to get through it’s growing pains first. The expansion of mobile payments will help. As more consumers use online and mobile...

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...

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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