Jul 02, 2020

EMB Fraud Protection – Feel Empowered, Fight Back

In 2018, the highly anticipated “True Cost of Fraud Study for the Retail Sector by LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, was released, revealing the true challenges that fraud is posing for retailers nationwide.  Some of the fastest growing incidents of fraud keep stemming from card-not-present and mCommerce fraud. The 2018 study also demonstrated that losses due to fraud were up 6% from...

Jun 26, 2020

Why High Risk Industries Prefer to Offer ECheck Payments

One of the best ways to ensure your business maintains an advantage over its competitors is to offer as many payment processing options as possible, including echeck payments. However, this is not always an easy task for some merchants. Those considered high risk struggle to secure payment processing in general; banks and traditional financial institutions are simply too wary of...

Jun 18, 2020

A Comprehensive Solution: Fast Payments And Total Fraud Protection

If you are looking for a comprehensive fraud solution, look no further than EMB. Credit card fraud continues to plague merchants and customers alike. As criminals are becoming more sophisticated and innovative with their tactics of stealing financial information for unauthorized transactions, more has to be done to thwart their efforts.  With the introduction of EMV credit cards, brick and...

Jun 17, 2020

Recurring Payments Defined

Recurring payments are beneficial and time efficient for both merchants and customers. Taking the center stage of the most popular and convenient business model today is the “subscription-based model.” If you are familiar with innovative streaming services such as Spotify, Amazon Prime, and Netflix, then you can see why this business model is taking the world by storm. It is...

Dec 11, 2015

BANKS, CREDIT CARD BRANDS, INTERNET PAYMENT COMPANIES AND THE ADULT INDUSTRY

“Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” – Robert Kiyosaki PayPal, Visa/MasterCard, JPMorgan Chase, and Square have systematically stayed away from businesses or customers who are involved in the adult industry. What has changed in the industry? Denied Or Closed Accounts According to a federal appeals court, forcing MasterCard and Visa to stop their...

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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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