How To Open A Merchant Account

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A Collection of Web Pages About Getting Your Own Merchant Account

How to Get Approved for a Merchant Account –

Q: What do you consider a high-risk merchant? And if I am one, can I still get a merchant account?

A: There are many examples of high-risk merchants, such as telemarketers (inbound or outbound)

Internet/e-commerce businesses, merchants in the travel and cruise industries, Internet auctions and businesses offering membership clubs…More at

Opening a Merchant Bank Account: 10 Things You Should Know

In this post, we’ll cover the 10 Things You Need to Know About Opening a Merchant Account. Payment processors and their partnering banks take on a certain level of risk by providing merchant accounts for businesses.

Every dollar transacted through their system could be charged back, potentially leaving the bank responsible for the funds.


Say a business processes a transaction through their merchant account but can’t deliver the product or service, (because they closed, can’t afford payroll, etc.)…More at

Should You Open a Merchant Account With Your Bank? | Merchant Maverick

Are you wondering, “Should I open a merchant account with my bank?” Read this first! Learn everything about opening a merchant bank account.

It’s convenient and if you trust them to handle your personal finances, you should be able to trust them with your business and credit card processing…right?…More at