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ADULT BUSINESS merchant account and payment gateway

Special Limited Offer Rates

Please note that special terms may be applied such as a longer settlement period and an annual fee. Please also be aware that adult accounts can take longer to set-up due to the nature of the business and the banks that we use.

The costs below are for both the merchant account and the payment gateway. If you were to get your gateway from one company and the merchant account from another you would have the same costs, we have simply put them into one simple package.

Please click here to read more about our adult accounts >>>

For further details please click the relevant headings below:
Application Fee
Cancellation (exit) Fee  

Annual Fee


Account set-up Fee

Merchant Account Monthly Fee
Payment Gateway Fee
30p per transaction
Credit & Debit Card Transaction Rate

Contract Period

Month to month

Chargeback Fee
Settlement Period
Weekly, 14 days in arrears
Rolling Reserve 10% of turnover, held 6 months *
Remittance Transfer Fee
Minimum Remittance Amount
Prohibited Businesses
Supported Currencies
Price Per Currency
Supported Countries
Supported Entities
Credit & Debit Cards Accepted
Maximum Single Transaction Value

£1,000 (can be increased after 12 months)

Maximum Monthly Trading Volume
Micro Payments Yes  
Deferred Payment Facility Yes
American Express Supported Yes
Comprehensive Anti-Fraud Systems


3D Secure Yes
Integration Guide Yes
FREE Technical Support (helpline) Yes

Quick and simple application

We've simplified the application process so that you can apply for our merchant account at the same time as our gateway. Apply now, it'll only take a minute!

Please note that as part of the application we will need to see your company website. Please read more on website requirements

With the ADULT ACCOUNT you get...

Merchant Account

The merchant account verifies and processes credit card and customer information. This includes checking any details supplied are correct.

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Payment Gateway

The gateway securely sends the information through the relevant financial networks to the merchant account.

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To take card transactions over the telephone you simply login to your secure VPoS system and enter the card information.

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You also get...

Accredited partners with UK, European and Worldwide acquiring banks

Accredited partners with UK, European and Worldwide acquiring banks

Please note that due to certain 'Adult' businesses (downloadable videos and photos. NOT physical hard goods), needing a different kind of merchant account, they are subject to additional “High Risk Registration Fees” imposed by MasterCard and Visa of £760 (950 EUR). However certain select 'adult services' are only £78 (98 EUR). We would like to make it clear that this is not an extra charge incurred by us but by VISA and MasterCard

* Subject to application and type of adult business. After 6 - 12 months trading this may go down to just 5% subject to an account review


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Simply choose and click on your business from the drop down menu and we will redirect you to the account we can provide

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