Payment gateways for high risk merchants

What are high risk industries?

A lot of business owners that work in high risk sectors can come across problems securing a payment gateway and merchant account. Below are some examples of common the industries deemed higher risk. Click on the links for more information:

· Tech support companies

· Tobacco sales

· Offshore businesses

· Call centres

· Travel agents

· Health and supplements

· Online gaming

· Debt collection

· Pharmacies

· High ticket items

· Adult entertainment

· Payday loan companies

In actual fact, the payment gateway for high risk merchants is often the easiest part of taking customer payments. Securing a high-risk merchant account is usually the tricky part. The reason for this is because the merchant account provider is the company which take the ‘risk’ when processing high-risk transactions, the gateway simply encrypts customer card details so that they do not fall into the wrong hands.


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At Merchant Advice Service, we deal in both elements of processing card transaction for high-risk companies. Our experts specialise in the following areas;

High-risk payment gateways in the UK

International high-risk payment gateways

Merchant accounts for high-risk businesses

For free advice on high risk merchant accounts and payment gateways, call today. Alternatively, visit the high risk merchant account section of our website to find out more.


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