Apr 22, 2015

Only 17 Months Until EMV Technology Hits

17 months seems like a long time. However, we all know that time can fly by quickly, so you need to make sure you are prepared. While you, the merchant, can be prepared, and your customers can be prepared, if your alcohol sales merchant account provider prepared? I hope that everyone will be prepared next fall when the EMV changes...

Dec 23, 2014

Bank of America Takes the Lead in EMV Chip Implementation

This past October, Bank of America (BofA) took the lead on issuing Europay-MasterCard-Visa (EMV) chip enabled cards. This makes Bank of America, the first major banking institution to take this step. As cards expire, new cards with the EMV chip will be sent to bank customers. This is an attempt by Bank of America to get ahead of the mandatory...

Nov 26, 2014

EMV Chip Card Technology Gets Backing From President Obama

On any given day, President Obama can catch a lot of dissension from every direction. However, his recent views and backing of EMV technology have people praising him. While EMV technology is coming, his support can perhaps help those who are not sure about the technology embrace it. EMV technology is better known as “chip and PIN” technology, and it...

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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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