What Does An Offshore Merchant Account Offers?

by Confidential Banking #1 Merchant Processing Services

Since e-commerce businesses are becoming more competitive with time, business owners find offshore merchant accounts beneficial. This is mainly because there is no hassle to open an offshore merchant account. The usual requirements of having a business that has existed for a minimum of two years and making a security deposit of several thousands of dollars are not needed when an offshore merchant account is created. The only difference between an offshore merchant account and a simple merchant account is mainly the bank location, which for an offshore merchant account mostly resides in a different country.

Benefits of an offshore merchant account

  • Offshore merchant accounts tend to have a cost-effective and hassle-free setup, merchants get better service, and there are practically no deposit requirements.
  • Business owners are no longer bound to select a bank in one country only. With offshore bank accounts, they become capable of expanding their business worldwide. And with low taxes, it provides an economic advantage to merchants.
  • It enables offshore credit card processing, and merchants can accept payments in multiple currencies.
  • Offshore merchant accounts tend to place the business owner in a favorable e-commerce world. And as the bank does not exist in the same location as that of the merchant, it helps the business decrease taxes.

Some offshore banks and credit card processors do charge slightly higher processing fees and discount rates, however, when the merchant realizes the tax savings they are incurring by processing offshore, they discover they are far better off than if they had remained processing onshore. High-risk businesses, in particular, like online casinos, pharmacy and travel merchants prefer using an offshore high-risk merchant account as most domestic banks (US) decline these business categories, owing to their high volume sales, potential chargeback, and refunds, etc. Offshore banks tend to be more liberal with their underwriting policies, tax savings, and no sales volume restrictions.


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