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

* 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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