Frequently Asked Questions

Just fill out the free, no obligation, online merchant account application on our website and sign up for a 30-day risk-free trial. It should take you less than 10 minutes to complete the application process.

Once your application is complete, the processing time is usually 24 hours or less, especially if we receive your application before noon MT. If approved, we will promptly inform you of your acceptance and deliver the terminal equipment or software.

The 30-day risk-free trial allows you to try our merchant account products and services, totally risk-free. If you don’t experience the highest level of customer service, along with fast, efficient processing at an overall low cost, cancel the service and we will refund you the purchase price of any equipment or software you bought from us. However, merchant account credit card processing fees that you may have incurred are not refundable. This offer does not apply to leased equipment. Certain restrictions and exclusions apply. Merchant accounts are subject to credit approval. The 30-day risk-free trial offer subject to change without notice.

We accept retail, professional service providers, trade shows, mail order, telephone order, Internet based, and home-based businesses.

You do not necessarily need a business license, although it is a document that would satisfy the Premises Inspection Requirement. You do not need to have a business license if you can provide a different acceptable core documentation item that is required. These items vary depending upon the level of risk associated with your business.

You only need a business checking account if your business is set up as a corporation. If it is a sole proprietorship, you may use a personal checking account or a business checking account.

Technically, your personal credit score does not affect your merchant account rates. However, if you have a low credit score there is the possibility that you may not be eligible. We can sometimes approve a merchant account application despite a low personal credit score by putting other stipulations in place.

MNA can set you up so that you can accept MasterCard®, Visa®, American Express®, Discover® and PayPal™ In Store, as well as bank ATM debit cards.

Yes, we can accept temporary websites, something very basic that shows product and pricing. It does not have to be live to the public, but it should show enough to give us a sense of what you are selling and for how much.

Yes! “Mobile Credit Card Processing Solutions” from MNA are mobile processing solutions that turn your smartphone or tablet into a credit card terminal and much more. These app-based options let you deliver your products or services directly to your customers in the field or at your place of business. Our Mobile Solutions consolidates payment acceptance of credit and debit cards, cash and checks in one system that processes transactions through a single gateway. Gain real-time access to all your payments, add inventory information to your system directly at the point of sale, and more with “Mobile Credit Card Processing Solutions”

After MNA receives authorization for a transaction, we pass it along to you so you can complete the sale and issue a receipt to the cardholder. The card issuer bills the cardholder’s account and pays MNA. Then, we deposit the transaction proceeds into your merchant account, typically within two business days.

Yes! Our U.S.-based customer support team is always available. You will have live, toll-free merchant assistance by calling 818 308-7024 anytime — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Yes, a statement is mailed to you every month.

No, we currently do not process transactions for merchants who do business outside the United States.

The discount rate is the fee that a merchant pays to the acquirer for processing services that enable the merchant to accept bank cards as payment. Our discount rates are extremely competitive.

If you sell mail order/telephone order, or through the Internet, you don’t want to send a product to a false address and have a risk of receiving a chargeback. The Address Verification System (AVS) lets you enter the customer’s home address and compares it to the address on file with their credit card company. If someone uses a stolen card, and wants products shipped to a false address, AVS will help detect this for you.

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