May 14, 2019

Hearing About CBD Regulations as More Retailers Enter the Market

After major retailers, like Rite Aid, CVS, and Walgreens, announced their plans to test the market’s interest in CBD products, the former U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner said the pharmacies could expect to run into regulatory problems. For example, Rite Aid started to sell creams, lotions, and lip balms that contain cannabidiol, which is a non-psychoactive ingredient in...

May 09, 2019

Widespread U.S. Contactless Payments Adoption May Be Near

The groundwork has been laid for widespread U.S. contactless payments adoption, but what will be the impetus for actually taking shape is a mystery, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston report, “Tap to Pay: Will Contactless Cards Pave the Way for NFC Mobile Payments in the U.S.?” Background on the Contactless Card and Mobile Payments Movement In 2015,...

May 06, 2019

Fintech’s Making Their Own Moves on Cross-Border Trade as Fate of Brexit Looms

With Brexit no closer to a resolution, financial technology businesses are taking matters into their own hands to prepare for its impact on cross-border trade. With all the uncertainties surrounding the U.S. and Britain, Veem and Tipalti are the most recent fintechs to look for new ways to entice people to trade with China. Recently, Veem, which is a mobile...

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...

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 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 19, 2019

Wells Fargo Begins Issuing Contactless Cards to New Customers

Wells Fargo & Co. recently announced it is launching contactless cards, which allow customers to tap and pay at retail stores and public transit hubs. The bank has already started handing out contactless cards to those who pen new consumer credit card accounts. Existing credit card customers will receive contactless versions when their current ones expire. Later this year, the...

Apr 19, 2019

Why Elavon Dropped CBD Merchant Accounts

Elavon/U.S. Bank informed customers in March that it will stop accepting any new applications for CBD merchant accounts. In its email to customers, it also stated it would cease working with existing CBD businesses within 45 days. Why Elavon Dropped the Ball | 4 Reasons Why Because of the regulatory environment and the uncertainty surrounding it: As a result of the...

Apr 18, 2019

Switching Up Sales Process Help ISO Agents Succeed

ISO agents who want to compete and maintain healthy profit margins need to work with Integrated Software Vendors (ISVs), which incorporate payments into many software and hardware solutions. ISVs have already changed the look of the payments industry, so ISO agents need to take advantage of what they can do for them. They provide ISO agents with strategies to grow...

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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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