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Woodside's Buyback Deal With Shell at Risk of Being Blocked

Woodside's Buyback Deal With Shell at Risk of Being Blocked
Some of the Shell executives involved, including for example, Tim Hannagan, still hold high positions inside Shell – in his case, Global Brand and Visual Identity Manager. If Shell does not accept that this is a true, provable account of what happened …
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Fixed income and event driven Americas winners announced
The firm was founded in 2005 by Wartell and Jeffrey Bersh. The pair met in 1993 when they were both junior high yield analysts with adjacent desks at Merrill Lynch. Wartell moved on to the proprietary trading desk at Merrill and in 1999 joined Deutsche …
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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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Finding Out Whom to Trust When You Do Business Together
But he didn't warn me about the risks I might face in driving a 22-year old car with 144,000 miles on it to a very hot location during the summer, though I knew of a few other people who had driven cars over 200,000 miles. But the … Then the …
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Investors Turn More Positive on the Outlook for Global Equities Markets
TOKYO, PLANTATION, Fla. and HONG KONG, Oct. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TradeStation, a Monex Group company (Monex Group, Inc. is listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, code: 8698), today announced results of the "Monex …
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Why Breached Retailers Get Hit Again
"Anyone in a franchised environment, which SuperValu is, cannot be totally sure that all the risk has been squeezed out of the system, as if that is even possible," says Gray Taylor, executive director of Conexxus, a technology consortium dedicated to …
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Guardian Data Systems Named Second Best High Risk Processing Agency by
The independent authority on merchant services, topcreditcardprocessors.com, has named Guardian Data Systems the 2nd best high risk processing service for May 2014. Guardian Data Systems was selected due to their effective performance in the …
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Porn Proceeds too Hot to Handle for Banks
In addition to possible reputational risk, these businesses are at high risk for chargebacks, explained Stephen Brudner, managing director of Merchant Services Consulting Group, a company offering payment-processing for high-risk businesses, including …
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Is Obama Really Forcing Banks to Close Porn Stars' Accounts? No, Says Chase
Last month, porn star Teagan Presley told Vice that JPMorgan Chase & Co. closed her account because the bank considered her "high-risk." Then, on Wednesday, porn director David Lord told the Daily Beast that Chase sent him a letter notifying him that …
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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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Boom time for e-commerce in India; but customers face heightened risk of fraud

Boom time for e-commerce in India; but customers face heightened risk of fraud
NEW DELHI: As more Indians step up to make online payments, there is a proliferation of payment gateways and mobile wallets, many of which are facing the risk of being misused by unscrupulous merchants. Payment service providers like Citrus Pay and …
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Digital River and Klarna form online payments alliance
As part of another agreement, Klarna is using the Digital River World Payments solution to process consumers' credit card and online bank transfer payments through Digital River's international payment gateway. In 2013, Digital River processed more …
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Japanese Exchange BitFlyer Raises 6k in Growth Funding
As well as allowing people to buy and sell bitcoin, bitFlyer partnered with GMO Payment Gateway to provide a bitcoin payment option to 48,000 online merchants in late September. Earlier the same month, the firm launched Japan's first bitcoin …
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Aida Greenbury: Leading the line
Greenbury takes this leadership seriously and is calling on other companies to follow its lead and the industry as a whole, including printers and paper merchants, to examine their whole supply chain and reject any supplier that relies even slightly on …
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Optimal Payments shares jump on acquisitions
The two deals combined will increase Optimal Payments' handling of merchant transaction and reduce the company's reliance on online gambling. The majority of the company's Ebitda in the past year comes from the NETELLER online gambling product.
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Why being an Australian startup sucks
I've wanted to write this piece for a while now, after bootstrapping in Australia for over five years we're finally getting traction. It's been a long hard slog, we've failed at almost 8 ideas and taken absolutely no funding. Maybe that's another story …
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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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What is a high risk merchant account?

high risk merchant account
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Question by : 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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Foreigners continue buying local government debt despite risks
Last month foreign investors, who account for nearly 40% of the domestic market, bought R8.7bn of local bonds following May's purchases of R7bn, Barclays Africa South African strategist Michael Keenan said on Friday. Investors were taking advantage of …
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Bank Mutual Corporation Reports 35% Increase In Net Income For The Second
This improvement resulted in a decline in the portion of Bank Mutual's allowance for loan loss that is determined primarily by internal risk ratings and the level of loans within each rating. General economic, employment, and real … Deposit-related …
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ProPay® Launches TSYS Guardian CyberShieldSM in Partnership with
“While many businesses are challenged with determining whether or not an online transaction, account login or other activity is fraudulent, The Network provides TSYS Guardian CyberShield the capability to identify high-risk transactions in real time …
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