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Prohibited businesses and countries

We accept more business models than any other provider in Europe. However, even we have our limits.

Unfortunately there are some businesses we just can't help as the banks that we use, as well as the card schemes, do not allow them. The following types of merchants and countries are prone to either high levels of financial risk, liability or the banks do not want to associate with them due to reputational reasons, therefore are currently prohibited.


Prohibited Businesses:


Adoption Agencies Animals and Live Stock SKY Repairs
Bail Bonds Bankruptcy Services Recovering Bank Charges
Bank Charge Claims Buying / Shopping Clubs Pawn shops
Bitcoins Credit Card ID Theft Claims (CCITP) SKY Equipment Warranties
Collection Agencies Detective Agencies SKY Equipment Maintenance
Cyber Currencies Third Party Businesses Travel (All inc non ATOL or ABTA)
Firearms Flights (Airline)    
Insurance (non FSA) ID and Fraud Insurance    
Mortgage Applications MLM/Pyramid/Ponzi Schemes    
EHIC Applications Non Supported Gaming    
TV Licence Applications Call Blockers    
Telemarketing / Cold Calling Used Car Sales    
Used Car Parts Virtual Currencies    
Warrenties (Non FSA) Negative Billing / Free Trials *    


* Customer provides payment details up-front (such as a free trial) but then must stop payment in advance of billing


Can you help us?

If you are a PSP or acquirer, or even a merchant who knows of a bank that can provide merchant services for the businesses above, please provide us with a proposal via email and we will contact you as soon as possible. The businesses and countries marked in bold are the ones we are the most interested in.

Due to the amount of partner enquiries we receive, please do not request a phone call in the first instance as we need more information before we make contact.

 

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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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