Jul 24, 2019

Survey Finds Debit Card Users Most Attracted to Point-of-Sale Credit

A recent online survey shows that people who pay for purchases with debit cards or prefer to would consider using point-of-sale credit to pay for even common household items, like groceries. This indicates that consumers are willing to embrace alternatives to credits, even if it means paying installments for everyday items. According to New York City-based Auriemma Research, about 40%...

Jul 24, 2019

The Future of Artificial Intelligence Payments

Financial services companies will spend $11 billion on artificial intelligence in 2020, according to an analysis by IDC. It’s money well spent in the payments industry, which recognizes all of the possible opportunities, including fighting fraud, streamlining underwriting, and improving the user experience. But what does the future look like? In the near and distant future, consumers and merchants can...

Jul 18, 2019

Incentives May Drive Mobile Wallet Use

For mobile wallet use to really take off, companies are going to need to bring a little something extra the table. People like getting rewards, discounts, and other perks from using credit cards. When mobile wallets get in on the action by offering incentives for usage, expect use to blossom. Some Background on Mobile Wallets Experts in the payment industry...

Jul 18, 2019

Terrorism Stands Out as Source of Payments Fraud in North America Compared

Though most payments fraud is due to identity theft and organized crime in North America, the continent also sees a standout number of incidents due to terrorism as compared to other developed regions. According to the information-security firm Terbium Labs’ report, “The Next Generation of Criminal Financing: How Payment Fraud Funds Transnational Crime,” 8% of the 154 criminal cases in...

Jul 17, 2019

Online Fraud Prevention – Where to Start

Maintaining any business is a bit of juggling act. Online merchants often face even greater challenges because they face more incidents of true fraud and friendly fraud. It is critical that ecommerce merchants keep fraud in check and factor in expenses for money lost on shipping, lost products, chargeback fees, and probable losses of merchant accounts. To stay in business,...

Jul 17, 2019

Aggregate vs Direct Merchant Accounts Finally Explained

A merchant’s ability to accept credit card transactions is not created equally. Therefore, there is no one-size-fits-all account for every business. This is why is imperative that businesses understand aggregate vs direct merchant accounts. What is an aggregate merchant account? The best way to describe an aggregate merchant account is to consider it a shared account in which acquirers place...

Jul 16, 2019

How Does Merchant Account Load Balancing Work

Merchant account load balancing gives merchants the ability to divide transactions across multiple accounts. It is an account management tool that helps merchants minimize risk and increase processing volumes. Preparing for Challenges Frozen or terminated merchant accounts can dramatically impact your bottom line. Load balancing helps. By juggling transactions across a few merchant accounts, you can still can continue to...

Jul 16, 2019

CBD Remains Hot Despite Legalities

Despite the legal uncertainties surrounding cannabidiol (CBD), interest and business is booming. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings, noting there is little scientific evidence backing up the promoted benefits of CBD or whether its use can cause harm to people and animals. This warning comes despite mass roll outs of creams, lotions, drinks, food, supplements, and other...

Jul 15, 2019

Visa Aims to Combat Rising Chargebacks By Buying Verifi

Visa will buy the Los Angeles-based Verifi, which offers tools that help merchants, acquirers, and issuers to resolve chargebacks. This is especially impactful considering rising chargebacks in the industry. Though the terms of the acquisition were not announced, Visa said it will integrate Verifi’s technology with the risk-management offerings from CyberSource and Cardinal Commerce. Visa acquired CyberSource in 2010 and...

Jul 15, 2019

Federal Decision May Impact Future ISO Agent Contracts

Independent sales organization, Electronic Merchant System (EMS), must pay more than $5.4 million in residuals to a sales agent due to breach of contract. This decision, which originated from a dispute over residuals and how contract conditions are interpreted, could lead to major complications for those, like ISO agents, in the merchant acquiring sector. Unless EMS appeals the ruling by...

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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