What is a merchant account?
A merchant account is a type of bank account that allows you to offer and receive the transaction funds from certain payment methods. Merchant accounts are provided by various banks and financial institutions – known as acquirers.
A merchant account enables you to authorize and accept certain payment methods before you can start distance selling. If you want to add more payment methods to increase conversion, you usually need to open additional merchant accounts with other acquirers. We can advise you on this and introduce you to the right acquirers for your business.
Depending on the market you operate in, we can also provide you with a merchant account directly. You are able to activate several payment methods, all at once – and with just one contract. By offering your customers more of the local payment methods they know and trust, you'll increase conversion and boost your online sales.