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The pitfalls that come with travel and tourism merchant accounts

The pitfalls that come with travel and tourism merchant accounts

Among the many industries for which we offer high risk merchant services, travel and tourism merchant accounts seem to elicit the most questions and, truth be told, bewilderment. Many merchants, particularly startup travel merchants, are often stunned when told that travel and tourism is an industry laden with risk. Hence, not every acquiring bank offers…

Payment processing for CBD oil – Instabill can help

Payment processing for CBD oil – Instabill can help

If we had to choose a high risk industry for which we get the most inquiries lately, it’s payment processing for CBD oil. The popularity of industries fluctuates. We used to receive many calls about online tech support (an industry plagued by chargebacks and fraud) and e-cigarettes (new regulations), which have since become somewhat difficult…

Virtual Terminal Merchant Accounts: Why Every Business Needs One

Virtual Terminal Merchant Accounts: Why Every Business Needs One

We don’t do it often, but we’re going to toss our opinion out there. We think every merchant – e-commerce and point of sale – should take advantage of virtual terminal merchant accounts. In the past, we’ve blogged ad nauseum about how every business – e-commerce and brick and mortar – should offer check solutions…

How high risk offshore merchant processing accounts have changed in 5 years

How high risk offshore merchant processing accounts have changed in 5 years

Offering high risk offshore merchant processing accounts has changed more in the last five years than the last 20 – certainly for the better. For many (and obvious) reasons, the card issuers are flexing their collective muscle, issuing a host of operational changes for merchants and acquirers in order to stamp out fraudulent and unsavory…

Instabill seeking like-minded payment service providers, acquirers at ICE Totally Gaming

Instabill seeking like-minded payment service providers, acquirers at ICE Totally Gaming

Instabill is pleased to announce it is attending ICE Totally Gaming 2018, Feb. 6-8, at the ExCel London in search of new acquiring banking options as well as payment service providers – competing and otherwise – interested in a revenue-sharing partnership. ICE Totally Gaming, which attracts more than 30,000 gaming industry professionals each year, is…

Payment Service Providers are the Beneficiaries of PSD2

Payment Service Providers are the Beneficiaries of PSD2

The way European businesses and consumers pay for goods and services online is about to change with the second edition of the Payment Service Directive (PSD2) regulations, to go into effect Jan. 13, 2018. And it is payment service providers and third party payment platforms who will be the beneficiaries. Through PSD2, the stronghold that…

What We Tell High Credit Card Chargeback Merchants

What We Tell High Credit Card Chargeback Merchants

As a high risk merchant account provider, we receive countless inquiries from high credit card chargeback merchants. Sometimes we can help these merchants. Other times, however, when their chargeback rates are particularly high, we don’t have a solution. In cases of the latter, we often get the response, ‘But you’re a high risk provider. Why…