So, you just got that dreaded letter through the mail that states your bank has closed your account. If this comes as a surprise, and you are a high-risk merchant, you are not alone. Banks are closing or putting a “hold” on business accounts linked to high-risk merchants, for fear that they are participating in fraudulent acts. While this seems like the end of the road for your business, there is a high-risk merchant account provider that you should know about, that caters strictly to high-risk merchant accounts.
Chase Bank has begun a hard crackdown on those business and personal accounts of those who they consider being “high risk”. There has been a big influx of current and former adult film actors who had their accounts closed by Chase, only to be notified by a letter in the mail. While this seems unscrupulous, it is legal, and banks are becoming more and more cautious of the types of accounts that they accept. These high risks accounts are labeled so because they have a higher risk of fraudulent activity than other accounts. While porn actors’ personal checking accounts may not have suspicious activity, their business accounts may, especially if they are paid often online, which is what happens when someone operates a pornographic pay-per-view website.
High risks businesses need to forgo the traditional bank option and look for a high-risk merchant account processor, such as eMerchantBroker.com. eMerchantBroker.com (EMB) specializes in high-risk merchant accounts and aims to provide the best service, security, and terminals for their businesses. While many say that they specialize in high-risk accounts, they offset your “high risk” status by charging you outrageous fees. Not with EMB. We believe that your business deserves the same treatment as every other business. It is free to apply for an account, and many times you can be approved within 24 hours.
Banks are throwing out high-risk accounts, even those that are not business accounts. For your high-risk business, you need a merchant account processor that specializes in high-risk accounts and knows that they operate differently than traditional businesses.
Contact us today to set up your high-risk merchant account at 1-800-621-4893.