Aug 21, 2020

4 Ways to Integrate eCommerce into Your Small Business in 2020

The more technology has become commonplace, the more important ecommerce has become for businesses. In order to ensure long-term growth and sustainability, businesses today really need to consider incorporating ecommerce. Due to the rapid changes and challenges COVID-19 has thrust upon business owners, ecommerce options have even become critical for business survival. If your business needs an ecommerce solution to...

Jul 22, 2020

Mastercard Sees Global Surge In Contactless Payments

According to an international study conducted by Mastercard in 15 countries, new payment habits by consumers are rapidly developing due to the COVID-19 restrictions. More and more consumers are abandoning the use of cash and instead are embracing “contact-free” and “digital payment experiences”.  Two Prominent Trends Found Moving Away From Cash In The Store: Almost 7 out of 10 consumers...

Jun 23, 2020

Payment Gateways Are Essential To Secure Online Transactions

Payment gateways play a vital role in eCommerce. If you have an eCommerce site, the only way to make a profit is to take credit and debit card payments online. In order for that to work, you will need the help of a payment gateway. What Is A Payment Gateway? A payment gateway is essentially a service whose primary role...

May 07, 2020

The New Normal of eCommerce Merchant Accounts

Efficient and secure eCommerce Merchant Accounts are critical during our present crisis.  The Coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed consumer behavior. With lockdowns and social distancing orders in place across the country, eCommerce, once just another option for consumers and businesses to buy goods, has become an absolute necessity for everyday life in the current health crisis. More than ever before,...

Nov 19, 2019

Online Insurance Transactions, the New Target for Fraud

For business owners, shifting to online platforms often comes with a host of risks no matter the industry you serve. Anyone can be a target! And now, new data from recent research by Iovation reveal that insurance is the next favorite e-commerce fraud target. Cybercriminals are increasingly eyeing firms that offer insurance services as web-based payments for the sector surge...

Sep 30, 2019

Fraudulent Account Takeovers Increase in the UK

Account takeover cases in the UK are on the rise. An account takeover is a form of identity theft where criminals illegally access bank accounts, credit cards, or online e-commerce accounts with the use of bots or other techniques. Once they have access, they can illegally shop and carry out fraudulent transactions from the compromised accounts. During the first half...

Jan 15, 2019

The Rise of Online Fraud

Losses caused by online payment fraud aren’t expected to stop. Currently, they’re even greater than what you could find some years ago. The growth in fraud is driven by a continued epidemic of data breaches. If you want to learn what Juniper Research forecasts concerning online fraud and where you can get the best protection from payment fraud, just go...

Jan 10, 2017

Online Fraud During the Post-Holiday Season. 3 Things To Focus On

Each year, during the holidays, fraudsters plan how best to use the season for theft. There were three important things to take into account with regard to fraud during the holiday season in 2016. The fact is that fraud is rising, it’s going mobile, and may result in poor customer experience. First, online fraud has been on the rise in...

Mar 18, 2016

RSA Security Report – Social Media Attacks Are Alarming

According to a report released by RSA Security LLC, an American security company, online fraudsters mainly target social media these days. RSA Security Study The RSA FraudAction™ Intelligence team has recently noticed fraud activities on social media platforms have extremely grown with regard to volume and visibility. The research by RSA Security is called “Hiding in Plain Sight: The Growth...

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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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