Apr 24, 2017

The Importance Of Security And Fraud Prevention For Payment Processing

The Internet of Things is making the world more digitally driven and digitally connected. It’s estimated 50 billion smart devices will be used all over the world by 2020. Of course, this will highly add to the convenience of making payments, enabling consumers to easily pay how they want and when they want. However, the issue of secure payment transactions...

Dec 22, 2016

Though Chip Cards Are Still Slow, They Protect You From Fraud

One year has passed since EMV technology arrived in the US credit card market. Chip cards are designed to make transactions safer and they really do this. According to a NerdWallet survey, the majority of consumers approve the EMV liability shift in the US. Happy Birthday EMV MasterCard reports 88% of its credit cards are chip-ready, but 67% of all...

Mar 28, 2014

Merchants Believe It Is Up To Them to Prevent Fraud

The upcoming of MasterCard and Visa (EMV) chip and pin cards to the U.S. has many American merchants worried about the inevitable shift of credit and debit card fraud from the point of sale to online channels. EMV cards, while highly effective in thwarting counterfeiting and related card-present fraud, offer no more fraud protection on the Internet than the magnetic-stripe...

Mar 27, 2014

Outsmarting Cyber Criminals

Cyber criminals and data hackers are constantly finding new ways to defeat retailers’ data security and fraud prevention systems. Sometimes these criminals come in a swipe thousands of dollars at once, or just a few dollars. Regardless of the amount stolen, the fact is that it should not happen. However, there are new technologies on the horizon to help stop...

Mar 25, 2014

Why do Such a Large Number of Americans Hold the Merchants Responsible for Preventing Fraud?

Feedzai, a large science company who are known for using real-time and machine-based learning to put a stop to fraud, have announced the results today of their nationwide survey of adults in the United States. The survey found that a staggering 60% of those surveyed hold the merchants themselves responsible for preventing fraud and data breaches, like the recent ones...

Dec 17, 2013

Ethoca Alerts: Protecting Your Business from Fraud

How can I Protect my Business from Fraudulent Transactions? The problem that businesses encounter when fraudulent transactions are made is the communication gap between card issuers and merchants. Notifications of a fraudulent credit transaction takes on average 3-6 weeks causing businesses to frequently lose physical goods on fraudulent orders. Using a service like Ethoca will provide your business with alerts...

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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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