Dec 23, 2016

Smart Cards And Chips. How Do They Protect You?

In 2016, new chip debit and credit cards were issued to consumers by major financial institutions. According to the US Payments Forum, 600 million cards have been issued. How do these chip cards protect consumers? EMV (Europay/MasterCard/Visa) chip cards are designed to protect you from data breaches. The system has been used in European countries and Canada for decades. 90%...

Nov 25, 2015

Chargeback Insurance, Safeguarding your Business for EMV Liability Shift

In August of 2011, Visa made the announcement that it was moving toward EMV contact and contactless chip technology in the U.S. The first milestone, effective on October 1, 2012, involved Visa expanding its Technology Innovation Program (TIP) to merchants in the U.S. The deadline for the EMV liability shift was set for the beginning of October 2015. These deadlines...

Mar 28, 2014

POS Makers Prep for 2015 Card Changes

With as many as 5 million mobile point-of-sale readers in circulation in the United States, mobile POS companies will have their hands full following the liability shift set for October 2015 when the nation’s payment card networks step up the migration to the MasterCard-Visa chip and pin system. While this change is fantastic for security reasons, there are sure to...

Feb 06, 2014

There is a Possible EMV Delay Due to Uncertainties

  It is possible that there could be a delay transferring debit cards from PIN to EMV due to discussion and uncertainty in the United States government. The problem is that as of yet, no standard model has developed for processing EMV payments. This has aggravated both business owners anc consumers, especially after the Target data breach. EMV cards are...

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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 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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