Aug 21, 2020

A Deeper Look at the Future for Digital and Mobile Wallets

North America has been known for their preference for plastic for some time, with credit cards being the top consumer payment method. Recently, however, the spotlight has begun to shift to mobile-payment methods. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, these trends are beginning to pick up even more speed. As consumers become more open to new methods of payment, more and...

Aug 21, 2020

Already Growing E-Commerce Payment Trends Pick Up Speed with COVID

E-commerce and other payment trends have been gaining speed for some time. However, these trends are now being fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic and the flames are spreading fast. New debit card transaction data released early this month by Houston-based Pulse electronic funds transfer network confirms this. It is safe to say we are living in unprecedented times. As stay-at-home...

Jul 23, 2020

Credit Card Processing Tips for Jewelry Merchants

The jewelry and watch market is expected to grow to a $408 billion industry by the end of 2019. This outgrowth has been stimulated by the growing prevalence of online stores. It is estimated that online sales for the global jewelry industry will comprise 25% of total retail sales by 2020. With this growing trend, it is no wonder that...

Jul 22, 2020

Credit Card Processing Tips For Small Businesses

Business competition couldn’t be more intense in this day and age. No longer does a competitive edge have to do with whether or not a business can take credit and debit cards as payment. This should actually be the standard practice for any business that is serious about growing their venture to be profitable and scalable for years to come....

Jul 16, 2020

Nine Ways Gas And Convenience Owners Can Slash Fraud Risk

As the April 2021 deadline for the EMV Compliance liability shift is forthcoming, both gas and convenience owners need to get onboard to upgrade their “forecourt” as well as all other payment systems.  Brian DuCharme, Vice President of Product Management at TNS made this announcement: “While some fuel retailers have been hesitant to upgrade, the reality is that the time...

Jun 19, 2020

ATOs Pose Significant Threat And Merchants Are Unprepared

Merchant accounts face great vulnerability as fraudsters engage in ATO.  A survey released by Riskified, a payments and fraud solutions provider, revealed an eye-opening revelation on the devastating effects of ATO’s or Account Takeover attacks on both customers and eCommerce business owners alike.  An ATO occurs when a fraudster successfully gains access to a customer’s stored account information within an...

May 04, 2020

AI Is The Clear Answer To Fraud Prevention

AI has received a lot of notoriety as the ultimate solution for fraud prevention. Artificial Intelligence or (AI) has been a topic of much discussion in recent years. Many merchants falsely believe that it’s the “new kid on the block” of payment fraud solutions. This could not be further from the truth. In fact, FICO has been steeped in this...

Dec 29, 2015

Spike in CNP Fraud Bad News for Online Dating Sites

According to ACI Worldwide, the online fraud attempts rose 30% from 2014 to 2015. This spike was expected by analysts who referenced trends seen in Canada. When Canada migrated to EMV between 2008 and 2015, CNP fraud increased by 133% at the same time. ACI Worldwide shows that from January-to-July, fraud attempts in America went from 1 out of every...

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...

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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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