Oct 20, 2020

Avoid Chargebacks and Protect Your Small Business

In 1974, the Fair Credit Billing Act (FCBA) was passed as an amendment to the Truth In Lending Act. It’s objective was to protect consumers from billing practices that were unfair and to provide a means to address billing errors in credit card accounts. Although this act awarded millions of consumers a way to protect themselves from unauthorized, fraudulent, and...

Sep 17, 2020

3 Ways to Safeguard Your Supplement Business and Avoid Lawsuits

It’s safe to say the supplement industry is booming. In fact, it just surpassed $120B and is projected to reach $230.7 billion by 2027, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. The main drivers of this massive growth are the ever-increasing global obesity rate and the considerable rise of fitness centers and gymnasiums – a growing health...

May 12, 2020

Experts Warn of a Surge In Fraud Due To Rising Online Use

Merchants should consider chargeback insurance to protect themselves from online fraud.  With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the country and the world, consumers are now looking online for goods, services, and entertainment. This sudden change in consumer purchasing behavior has great implications for eCommerce businesses.  On one hand, eCommerce businesses have seen an explosion of sales. ACI Worldwide’s research has found...

Apr 07, 2020

Everything You Need Know About Chargebacks, and How to Prevent Them

Chargebacks can quickly turn into a nightmare for business owners. A chargeback refers to the act of returning funds to a customer. The primary purpose of a chargeback is for consumer protection. However, this mechanism is often understood, misused and abused and can have a crippling effect on merchants. A chargeback occurs when a cardholder requests that their bank reverse...

Oct 11, 2018

Chargeback Insurance and Other Tools Help Curb Fraud

How to Prevent Online Fraud from Hitting Your Business In 2017, the number of consumer complaints about fraud, identity theft, and other concerns dropped to 2.68 million, according to the Federal Trade Commission’s 2017 Sentinel Network Data Book. There were 2.98 million in 2016. Despite the decrease in overall complaints, consumers still reported a total loss of $905 million to...

Sep 19, 2018

The Keys to Stopping BOPIS Fraud

It’s pretty clear. Many shoppers opt to “Click and Collect” or “Buy Online, Pick Up in Store” (BOPIS) to avoid shipping costs, ensure their purchases were correct, and to get items sooner. The increased interest is why mega retailers, Target and WalMart plan to expand their BOPIS services. By the end of 2018, both retailers plan to expand their click...

Jul 25, 2018

eCommerce Fraud Losses Across Major Industries

Online payment fraud doesn’t stop to be a threat. Merchants in the US are overwhelmingly attacked by fraudsters. The eCommerce industry’s loss accounts for billions of dollars due to chargebacks. Is chargeback insurance something you’re interested in? Just go on reading this article and you’ll learn what you need. Fraud Losses: Need Chargeback Insurance? eCommerce companies are applying more advanced...

Jul 25, 2018

Fight Payment Fraud with Chargeback Insurance and Other Tools

As the world continues to move full throttle away from cash transactions, cybercriminals have stepped up their games in terms of fraud. In 2017, there were 16.7 million reported victims of identity fraud, which is equivalent to 6.64% of the U.S. population, according Experian, one of the three major credit reporting agencies. Compared to 2016, this was a more than...

May 15, 2018

Protect Your Business with Chargeback Insurance

Though 82% of the 1,000 online, multi-channel and mobile commerce merchant surveyed dispute chargebacks, many indicated that they lack the necessary expertise to get them reversed, according to Kount’s State of Chargebacks 2018. The long, tedious process surrounding the dispute process, as well as merchants’ lack of skills  and knowledge to get chargebacks reversed, are why one-fifth of merchants win...

Apr 20, 2018

How To Fight a Huge Chargeback

Online chargeback is a thing that business owners should be wary of when selling services or products online. Are you dealing with chargebacks? What are the reasons? How can you prevent chargebacks? This article will give answers to your questions. What Is a Chargeback? The groundwork for credit card chargebacks is associated with The Truth in Lending Act of 1968....

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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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