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High Risk & Low Risk Merchat Services

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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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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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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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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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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Lastest High Risk Merchant Account News

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 a wireless terminal for a high risk merchant account better than a manual imprinter?

Question by Ysabel K: Is a wireless terminal for a high risk merchant account better than a manual imprinter?

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Answer by Marie C
Wireless terminals are more expensive than manual imprinters but are greatly useful to high risk merchants. They are efficient credit card terminals that let you know immediately whether a transaction is authorized or not. Manual imprinters are rather cheaper but work best with bulk orders.

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Lastest High Risk Merchant Account News

Highrisk industries can now accept online credit card payments and secure a
UltimateMerchantProviders.com have a newly launched service that aims to help businesses that operate within so called 'high-risk' industries secure merchant accounts more easily in order to enable them to accept debit and credit card payments as well …
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Marijuana Merchants Denied Bank Accounts
Ryan Kunkel is a legal marijuana merchant and owns several dispensaries in the Seattle area. But because banks are worried about the implications of being in professional cahoots with "drug dealers," many—incuding state-chartered ones—are denying …
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100BestMerchantAccounts.com Names Top 3 Merchant Account Providers for
A few things to consider when reviewing merchant account services: setup fees, processing rates, and other account service fees. Some merchants specialize in international merchant accounts, high-risk merchants, small business services, or other …
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Anyone knows what’s a high volume merchant account is?

Question by sean: Anyone knows what’s a high volume merchant account is?
It is considered a high risk account? If so, why? Your ideas will be truly helpful for my essay. Peace out!

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Answer by shawnda
Hi sean!

A high volume merchant account is an account that allows you to have unlimited volume processing in a month. This applies to volume transactions not lower than $ 10,000. It is considered high risk mainly because of the fast and above than normal amounts coming in. Money-laundering issues come in. But, always, give the benefit of the doubt.

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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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