Daily Archives: 08/02/2017

Why Adult Entertainment Merchants Need Reliable Processing

The adult industry’s move into digital spaces has made credible online merchant accounts essential to its success. Despite being a billion dollar industry, adult entertainment merchants are classified as a “high risk” investment for banks and other traditional lenders. Therefore, most merchant account providers will refuse to provide credit card processing for adult entertainment websites. Still there are a growing number of merchant service providers that specialize in providing high risk credit card processing for the adult entertainment industry. Some payment processors even offer offshore accounts to help diversity payment processing to act as a safeguard against varying regulations and inconsistent lending habits of domestic lenders.

When talking to these payment processors understand that adult merchants may have to pay higher than average processing fees, along with one-time setup fees due to their high risk business type. Merchants are encouraged to thoroughly research any adult payment processor before signing any …