Sep 26, 2017

Fraudsters Adopt New Tricks, ID Fraud Soars to All Time High

As fraudsters find new ways to imitate their victims, ID fraud soars to record levels. It would seem these criminals are applying for fake policies to build on the profiles of their victims. Fraud prevention service, Cifas, revealed that identity theft reached an all-time high during the first six months of 2017. According to their data, 89,000 identity frauds were...

Feb 11, 2016

What’s New With EMV And Chargeback Protection?

Months After EMV Compliance In The US According to Brian Kilcourse, partner of Paula Rosenblum of Forbes, the new payment standards are used to shift risks from the banks to retailers. Kilcourse believes consumers haven’t had risks associated with credit cards till now. Gray Taylor, Executive Director of Conexus, has recently talked about the liability shift. Taylor thinks banks transfer...

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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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