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Employment Roundup: 61 new jobs created in the Geoscience industry in last year

Employment Roundup: 61 new jobs created in the Geoscience industry in last year
With 75 employees in place already in Dublin, the company is actively hiring across all functions including sales, account management, business development, finance and engineering to support customers in a number of languages throughout the EMEA …
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CNN's GUT CHECK for June 23, 2014
"Don't hold it that I have no savings account."– Kevin Liptak. AND ON … The phenomenon may support claims that the Obama Administration's lax stance on immigration is encouraging thousands of children to put their lives at risk. – Breitbart's Kristen …
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India Energy Profile: Economic Growth Fuels Increased Need For Energy
Risks to economic growth in India include high debt levels, infrastructure deficiencies, delays in structural reforms, and political polarization between the country's two largest political parties, the Indian National Congress and the Bharatiya Janata …
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How do high risk merchant account providers assess the cost of setting up an individual merchant account?

Question by Dan: How do high risk merchant account providers assess the cost of setting up an individual merchant account?

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Answer by Marie C
Many high risk merchant account providers will assess your costs depending on your business profile, owner’s personal credit, time in business, average ticket charge, monthly processing volume, business solvency, past processing history, and other lesser but important factors.

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Are travel agencies considered high risk?

Question by avery: Are travel agencies considered high risk?
If so, what are the reasons? does it mean that it’s also risky to book flights with them?

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Answer by Sophie
they tend to overcharge, and are not so trustworthy when it comes to saving you $ $ $ .

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CFTC fines Morgan Stanley Smith Barney for supervision and records failures

CFTC fines Morgan Stanley Smith Barney for supervision and records failures
SureInvestment purported to operate a hedge fund based in part in the British Virgin Islands, deemed a "high risk jurisdiction" under Morgan Stanley's compliance procedures. In light of this circumstance, the opening of … The Order finds that despite …
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Why Are Credit Card Merchant Services Important for a Business?
… for website owners and retailers to accept online or credit card payments and conduct faster and more convenient transactions. They also offer Credit Card Merchant Services, high risk merchant account services and offshore merchant account services.
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What is a high risk merchant account?

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Answer by stymiee
Some businesses by their very nature have higher then normal chargeback rates. Sometimes this is due to the product or service offered by the merchant being in high demand but also being high priced (e.g. high end electronic, jewelry, etc.). Sometimes it is because the service causes customers to be misled whether intentionally or not (e.g. multi-level marketing schemes). Regardless of the root cause these businesses will usually find it difficult, if not impossible, to establish a merchant account.

The businesses considered to be high risk will vary from merchant account provider to provider. However, there are some businesses and industries that are consistently considered high risk. This list includes:

* Adult Book Stores
* Adult Entertainment
* Adult Novelties
* Adult Video Stores
* Advanced Sales
* Check Cashing Services
* Child Pornography
* Collection Agencies
* Credit Repair Services
* Dating/Escort
* Diet Marketers/Programs
* Exotic Dancing Establishments
* Multi-level Marketing
* Pharmacies (Card Not Present/Internet)
* Pornography
* Sexual Encounter Firms
* Telemarketing
* Time Share
* Travel Clubs/Tours/Guides
* Vacation Packages

For these businesses to accept credit cards they typically have to turn to high risk merchant account providers. These companies are typically off shore and always charge higher rates then traditional merchant account providers. Rates can go as high as 20% of sales and some may charge set up fees of $ 1,000 or higher. The reason why these rates and fees are so high is the high risk merchant account provider needs to make sure they make enough money to cover the costs of the high number of chargebacks they will receive.

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Looking for a high risk payment processor (merchant account)?

Question by wicked_redhead3: Looking for a high risk payment processor (merchant account)?
I’m going to try and ask this question one last time. I am looking for a payment processor for a adult dating site. I have searched for weeks for one in the US and so far none that accept this type of business so I am now looking for payment processing companies in other countries. Please do not respond is you are doing a quick search and post a few names that show up. I have already done that. I am wanting to hear from people that use a company and can suggest a company that they use or have used with having no problems with them.

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Answer by Robert
The only one that I know of is charge.com I have been recently looking for a high risk merchant payment gateway as well (though not for adult related industry) and aside from some offshore places, they were the only one that would take me on. I ended up forming another company that has absolutly nothing to do with my business and getting a merchant account for that company. Since my original company owns 51% of the new company, it is legal for me to use it to pull my payments.

Hope this helps.

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Is it better to use Paypal or get a 3rd party free merchant account if I have a high risk business?

Question by Joaquin M: Is it better to use Paypal or get a 3rd party free merchant account if I have a high risk business?
I have a growing high risk business. Do I keep on using Paypal or get a merchant account as my biz grows? Is it safer to opt for a 3rd party high risk merchant account provider?

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Answer by Joe C
Although I have used PayPal, I’ve heard a lot of unfavorable things about them.

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Buying Your Own House? Fees To Worry About

As the biggest, most important purchase of your life, a house is a huge investment requiring a great deal of planning and sacrifice. Get as informed as you can before you start walking in the shoes of a home owner and you will avoid a great deal of post-buying distress. Here are the main factors that need to be taken into consideration while building your budget. As a thumbs up, you are almost always going to have to dig a lot deeper in your pockets than first expected, due to the large numbers of more or less hidden fees.

 

Mortgage And Other Legal Fees

 

Your mortgage fee is also highly likely to be comprised of a mortgage arrangement fee also. This is an extra fee you will be asked to pay to your lender and in many cases the money is non-refundable. This is the case even for those homes whose purchase is not eventually completed as planned. There are lenders who are willing to cover part of the legal fees on their own; in such cases, they will also be quick to prompt the naming of solicitors you will be obliged to use. Choose to do things on your own and cover your own conveyancing and you will have to add some extra few hundred dollars to the list of extra fees. As for the valuation fee, lenders will charge you for the actual valuation of the home’s existence and ability to secure the respective loan.

 

Survey costs, items removal costs, home repairs, or stamp duty costs are additional expenses you will also need to factor in when buying a house. As you can see, you could use all the extra money you can get our hands on. Joining the Ladbrokes affiliate program is an excellent idea to start with to make some extra money.

 

 

What’s the average rate of acceptance for high risk merchant account applicants put under the TMF?

Question by Phoenix: What’s the average rate of acceptance for high risk merchant account applicants put under the TMF?

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Answer by Merchant Helper
I’ll be upfront with you, its not good. < 1%. Processors take TMF's very serously and it is hard to place merchants that have been TMF'd. Its much easier to resolve the TMF, or in some cases reincorporate.

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Optimal Payments shares jump on acquisitions
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