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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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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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Lastest High Risk Merchant Account News

American Express Company (NYSE:AXP): Profits Grow, Revenues Slow
With its own credit-extending bank and a proprietary card network, American Express gets to profit from both merchant services as well as from cardholders paying interest. With its premium fee-paying customers, American Express is better placed than …
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While there are numerous lenders who specialize in this type of funding, professional property investors that rely on investment as their sole source of income are also new oregon payday loan laws high risk as new oregon payday loan laws become …
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Legitimate and licensed loan companies are not allowed to levy higher fees on unemployment high risk loans for California than regulated, you may cancel your order in accordance with your rights under the Distance Selling Regulations (see the Returns …
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Q&A: Do i need to apply for a high risk merchant account offshore when selling my online games (consoles, titles)?

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Question by Drew H: Do i need to apply for a high risk merchant account offshore when selling my online games (consoles, titles)?

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Answer by Phoenix
You don’t need to if you don’t intend to increase the monthly volume of your sales. Many gaming vendors feel the need to apply for a high risk merchant account because they transact high volume sales as their businesses grow. Also, due to the nature of the business, they find it difficult to get accepted in the local banks’ merchant services. If you find that an offshore provider works to your advantage then you should apply for one.

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

Question by wicked_redhead3: Looking for a high risk payment processor (merchant account)?
Iā€™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.

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Does Bellagio use the services of a high risk merchant account provider like online casinos?

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Question by Phoenix: Does Bellagio use the services of a high risk merchant account provider like online casinos?

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Answer by Lola J
Online casinos, unlike Bellagio and Caesar’s Palace, need to acquire casino merchant accounts offshore. Why? Because they will find it difficult to operate and handle all those credit card transactions without the help of a reliable payment gateway. Bellagio employs thousands of workers while an online casino may be manned only by a few staff. As long as it has an efficient high risk credit card processing infrastructure, it can easily match the profit that land based casinos like Bellagio can make. Not including the profit on hotel and attractions, of course. – This excerpted from an article I read: “Online Casino Merchant Accounts for Legit Poker Rooms”

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What is the best alternative for a high risk merchant account’s personal guarantee?

Question by Jake G: What is the best alternative for a high risk merchant account’s personal guarantee?

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Answer by Marie C
There are several alternatives but confidence from your high risk merchant account provider usually comes from your ability to be able to pay them once you owe them money. The letter of credit acts as guarantee that you will be able to pay your provider in the form of loan from your own bank. The letter of credit will only be used only under the conditions written in it.

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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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