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1. What businesses are considered of high risk for the international merchant accounts application?
2. Are there any businesses that your international merchant services cannot be provided?
3. What documents do I need to apply for the International Merchant Account?
4. Can I track my transactions from the web?
5. What hardware or software is required in order to start on-line credit card processing?
6. Which credit cards can be accepted by international merchant accounts you offer?
7. What does rolling reserve mean?
8. What fields in the Merchant Terminal are required?

1. What businesses are considered of high risk for the international merchant accounts application?

Airlines, Air Carriers
Answering Services
Audio Text (800/900 Telephone Services)
Auto Clubs
Bail Bonds
Bankruptcy Lawyers/Firms
Bingo Halls
Cellular Telephone Equipment
Cellular Telephone Services
Clubs and Wholesalers-Buying Shopping Services
Clubs-Membership Services
Collection Agencies/Debt Counseling
Cruise Lines
Currency Exchanges - Foreign
Dating or Escort Services
Diet Centers
Direct Marketing - Catalog Merchant
Direct Marketing. Catalog Merchant/Retail Combined
Direct Marketing. Continuity/Subscription/membership
Direct Marketing - Inbound Teleservices
Direct Marketing. Insurance Services
Direct Marketing - Other Direct Marketers
Direct Marketing - Outbound Telemarketing
Direct Marketing - Travel Related Services
Door to Door Sales
Electronic Bulletin Board Access
Electronic Computer Catalog Merchants
Employment and Personnel Agencies/Resume Services
Fortune Tellers
Gambling Establishments, including Indian Gaming & online casinos
Health Spas/Clubs (with other than monthly billing)
Home Furnishings - Furniture
Investment Firms-Dealers, Brokers
Job Training Services
Lottery Tickets
Mail Order Houses
Membership Organizations (not otherwise classified)
Package Tour Operators
Pawn Shops
Real Estate Agencies
Seminars
Services-Buying Shopping Clubs
Services-Miscellaneous Personal
Tanning Salons (prepaid/packages - other than monthly billing)
Travel
Travel Agencies, Packagers, Wholesalers
Videotext Merchants

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2. Are there any businesses that your international merchant services cannot be provided?

As it was mentioned before we consider each and any application on its individual basis and do not have any prejudices against any type of business, providing it is legal and profitable.

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3. What documents do I need to apply for the International Merchant Account?

Standard international merchant accounts application will require the following list of the documents to be presented, but you may be asked for additional paper work, in case of high risk or high volume international merchant accounts:
1. Passport (or ID) photocopies of the principles of the company;
2. Photocopy of the Certificate of Incorporation and by Laws (Memorandum and articles of Association) of your company;
3. Filled in application forms;
4. Your company's bank details verification.

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4. Can I track my transactions from the web?

Yes. You can logon with your Merchant ID and password and have access to full reporting of your activity.

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5. What hardware or software is required in order to start on-line credit card processing?

You do not need to install any hardware or software. The credit card processing platform is independent, so it will work with whatever you have in place. You will have to have a secure post in place in order to submit a request and to receive a secure mail with the results of the transaction. We will provide you with the detailed authorization guide that will instruct your technical personnel in step by step integration process, or our technicians will be able to assist you with a nominal fee.

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6. Which credit cards can be accepted by international merchant accounts you offer?

Your international merchant account will be enabled to accept Visa, MasterCard, Amex (if you have your Amex number), Discover, Solo, Switch, Cirrus Maestro, etc.

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7. What does rolling reserve mean?

A rolling reserve is a percentage of your total sales which is withheld by a credit card processor for six months in respect of possible future chargebacks. In month seven of your trading your rolling reserve will be released to you for the first month of trading, in month eight your reserve will be released for month 2, so you will always have a reserve of six months due to you. The reason behind it is very simple - the customers can do a charge back for the services or goods you provided to them.

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8. What fields in the Merchant Terminal are required?

The required fields are: Card number, card expiration date, customers name, customers billing address including zip code.

If you have any other questions concerning International merchant services please contact our customers' services department.

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