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HIGH RISK MERCHANT ACCOUNT SERVICES

Merchant Underwriting Directly Affects Your Business


To acquire a customary Merchant Account, your business must experience go through a wide analysis process called merchant underwriting. Sorry to say but some Merchant Account Provider doesn’t satisfactorily underwrite businesses, which can rapid issues down the line. Merchant Account underwriting is clear by an individual or team of high-risk analysts and in general takes two days to a week to complete, depending on the provider. For businesses needing a quick fix, there are options that don’t require any underwriting — but those have their own drawbacks. More on that later.


Representative Merchant Underwriting Process The vital goal is to evaluate the business’s level of high risk for the provider. Why? Because of a merchant account is fundamentally a line of credit. If a business is strike with a chargeback but doesn’t have enough funds in the bank to pay it, the provider fronts that expenditure right away. Just before truthfully establish the High-Risk Business level, providers review the following:


INDUSTRY TYPE Every business kind has its own level of risk. For example, a business that swipes cards is less likely to deception/fraud and chargebacks, and is, therefore, less dangerous, than a business that sells products on the web. The riskier the business, the more support documents and information required for review.

BUSINESS HISTORY AND POLICIES This incorporates years in industry, billing, shipping and returns policies (if applicable). Organizations that ship products are riskier because the product might not be delivered, which can result in a chargeback.


MERCHANT HISTORY AND CARD ACCEPTANCE METHOD(S) Providers will need to know things like your business’s chargeback ratio (over 1 percent is a red flag), whether your business is or has been on the Merchant Terminated File and, if so, why. Most providers evaluate current merchant statements to get an idea of processing volume and methods of acceptance. Businesses accepting tips or phone and online orders are there for more features and security measures if approval is there.

PROCESSING LIMITS REQUESTED Providers will take these into consideration in conjunction with the above information. Providers should set your limits on a happy medium — they should accommodate your regular processing without giving too much room in the event of a large fraudulent charge. If your business doesn’t need very high limits, your account needs a different setup.


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Merchant Underwriting Directly Affects Your Business  

To acquire a customary Merchant Account, your business must experience go through a wide analysis process called merchant underwriting. Sorr...

Merchant Underwriting Directly Affects Your Business  

To acquire a customary Merchant Account, your business must experience go through a wide analysis process called merchant underwriting. Sorr...

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