Nov 27, 2015

How will the Sluggish U.S. Economy Affect the Hotel Industry?

The U.S. hotel industry has continued to sail forward, despite slowing employment growth and tepid gross domestic product. RevPar, a key industry metric calculated by multiplying a hotel’s average daily room rate (ADR) by its occupancy rate, also rose for major U.S. hotels. As long as the U.S. economy does not plummet in 2016, many in the industry are anticipating...

Nov 13, 2015

Hotel Industry on the Rebound

After being in a slump, the hotel industry is finally seeing an upsurge. Experts are saying the shift is due to several factors such as; the economic recovery, easier and less expensive hotel bookings, changes in demographics, demand for more properties, and international demand.  A recent Forbes report shows that hotel owners are making more revenue per room. Occupancy rates...

Jul 23, 2015

Hotels Try to Fight Booking Websites

We have seen the commercials and online ads for booking websites. These websites promise to book your hotel room, rental car, and airplane ticket for a fraction of the original fee. While most of these sites are legit, and there are few problems with consumers, the hotel and airline industries hate these sites. They cost them money, as people are...

Apr 23, 2015

Data Breaches Strike Hotel Industry

The latest business hit hard by a major security breach hails from the hotels industry: Mandarin Oriental. The hotel chain suffers from an issue common to hotels and data security. From the time when a card is swiped and the payment processing is under-way, the customer’s information becomes vulnerable due to outdated payment hardware and payment gateways. Now, more than...

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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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