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Credit Card Merchant Accounts?

Question by DMG: Credit Card Merchant Accounts?
I recently submitted an application for a business credit card merchant account. It is an existing business with an existing merchant account with another company. This new provider wants me to give them my social security number even though the company has its own EIN/tax ID. Why would they want my social? Does this open me up to financial liabilities of the company? I know if they hard pull my credit information, this has a negative impact on my personal credit rating. The other option is to jump through hoops of sending several years tax returns and months of bank statements. What is the best course of action?
We have been in business for almost 7 years so it is not from lack of history.
This is not for a business credit card, it is for a merchant account to process credit cards.

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Answer by RIP LUCY
Just give them your social. Sounds like they will approve your application, based upon your credit. One inquiry isn’t that harmfull and this way is way easier.

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VeriFone Mobile Money and Airtel Africa Group Announce Master Agreement for

VeriFone Mobile Money and Airtel Africa Group Announce Master Agreement for
20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — VeriFone Mobile Money and Airtel Africa, part of the Bharti Airtel Group, today announced that they had reached an agreement to offer VeriFone Mobile Money's merchant enablement applications for mobile Tap n Pay across their 17 …
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Social E-Commerce App Drives Traffic to Your Online Store
To further drive sales for merchants, Bestie also gives users product recommendations based on their favorites, accounts they follow, browsing histories and user preferences. The service also functions as a deal-finding platform that automatically …
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Pros and cons of the top mobile payment systems
With Apple Pay, the phone unlocks automatically when you hold it near the NFC (near-field communication) reader on the merchant's payment system. You're then … Pros: You can make payments through your bank account, not just cards. You can also send …
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KARE 11 Investigates: How thieves can easily steal your ID and credit
If Rob Olson hadn't gotten suspicious, the crook could have set up a business account that would let him ring up hundreds of phony credit card charges on his merchant account and pocket the stolen money. "And they'll do this until the wheels fall off …
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What is Merchant Account?

Question by jeo_onn: What is Merchant Account?

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Answer by Monsta’
A Merchant Account is simply a relationship between a retailer, a merchant bank and payment processor for the settlement of credit card transactions. Any retailer who wants to take credit card orders must establish a merchant account.

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Atlanta-based BitPay hooks up with PayPal to expand bitcoin adoption

Atlanta-based BitPay hooks up with PayPal to expand bitcoin adoption
Merchants using Payments Hub can create a BitPay merchant account. PayPal customers with a bitcoin wallet will then be able to pay with bitcoin for games, music, videos, news, ebooks, and other digital content. “PayPal's Payments Hub is the ideal first …
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Payments Processor Braintree Confirms Bitcoin Integration Rumors
In its blog post regarding the announcement, Coinbase indicated that Braintree businesses will need to open a new merchant account with Coinbase in order to complete the integration upon its release. However, Braintree merchants that want to get in …
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How Main Street Will Pay for Home Depot's Data Breach
When a credit-card company identifies fraud, it wipes the payment off the cardholder's account and notifies the merchant. Unless the store can prove the payment was authorized, the credit-card company debits money from a merchant's checking account, …
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When Digital Meets Traditional Banking: A New Concept in Senegal

When Digital Meets Traditional Banking: A New Concept in Senegal
Washington DC — With only six percent of the adult Senegalese population having an account in a formal financial institution, commercial banks in Senegal have so far shown little interest in contributing to financial inclusion by serving this vast …
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GDF Suez Shares Should Get Re-Rated (GDFZY)
The company's target regions account for over 80% of global energy growth over the next 20 years. The latest guidance implies power capacity growth … The IPP model is tried and tested and merchant risk very low. GDF Suez has a very good track record …
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Legacy Banks Invest In Coinbase's Record $75m Funding Round

Legacy Banks Invest In Coinbase's Record m Funding Round
Some of the larger merchants Coinbase has signed on to their platform has been part of the portfolio of Andreessen Horowitz, one of Coinbase's early investors. Coinbase will be using the money to expand their employee base and their … Armstrong said …
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'Vindskip' cargo ship uses its hull as a giant sail
Designed by Lade AS, the Oslo-based company says the hybrid merchant ship — which would still have a liquefied natural gas-powered engine — could achieve fuel savings of 60% and reduce emissions by 80%. It's the brainchild of Terje Lade, who used his …
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ISO Central
ISOCentral is an Android-based app that streamlines the process of signing merchant accounts to as little as 2 hours. ISOCentral is fully integrated with processors and sponsor banks for immediate results. All you need to bring to your sales calls is …
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What is the difference between Merchant Account and Payment Gateway?

Question by M Shadows: What is the difference between Merchant Account and Payment Gateway?
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Answer by imisidro
Merchant account is a bank authorized account which allows you to accept major credit cards, electronic checks, etc. Note though that rates banks will charge you are higher if you are operating an online store because the “card is not present”

Payment Gateway is a software which actually processes customer order information, address, credit card number, etc. The data is sent to a credit card authorization network which verifies that the credit card is valid and verifies that the shipping address matches the billing address. Example of payment gateway is Authorize.net http://www.authorize.net

If you have only a few items, you can operate without a payment gateway and only with a merchant account — as long as you can manually assess the order and identify signs of fraud. All you need is a merchant account and a terminal where you can manually key in the credit card information

With a payment gateway, the order and credit card information is directly sent to your merchant account. So if the customer pressed the BUY NOW button twice, their card can be charged twice, as against when you manually key in the number, you can ignore the duplicate order

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5 Things the Catalog Ninja is Doing Right Now
As you're looking at item-level usage forecasts, don't forget to adjust your items per thousand orders factors to account for these new items. If you had a $ 49.95 item that will now be priced at $ 52.95 and you've introduced a new $ 49.95 item that might …
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African Markets – Factors to watch on Sept 9
SOUTH AFRICA – Rand Merchant Bank releases quarterly business confidence index for the third quarter, compiled by the Bureau for Economic Research. … EMERGING MARKETS For the top emerging markets news, double click on AFRICA STOCKS For the latest …
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iWatch from Apple may mean the end of plastic credit cards
Apple is expected to announce a new iWatch this week, and along with it new mobile payment platform that would be cheaper and easier to use than today's credit-card system. Apple's agreements with MasterCard, Visa, and American Express would allow …
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Alaric Introduces New Version of Fractals to Modernize Payment Fraud Detection
“The latest version of Fractals arms fraud teams with the best possible technology to protect their account holders and, ultimately, their bottom line.” The latest release incorporates new features designed for merchant acquirers, developed in …
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DataPath Provider Payments Simplifies Reimbursements for Workers
How it Works: DataPath manages the entire payment process, including provider registration. Once registered, providers are reimbursed for services by entering a secure account number on their merchant terminal. Through a customized portal, payers can …
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Android Apps for Mobile Payments Will Make Processing Simpler for Your
Like Square and PayPal though, you will need to buy the card reader and open a merchant account with them. Its strengths are support for many payment gateways and reasonable transaction fees. You can either pay them per transaction or a monthly fee …
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