High risk merchants are companies that operate in specific verticals that banks consider riskier than normal. As a merchant, it’s imperative to have a payment processor that works for your business. Some payment processors only take on low risk merchants while others build custom accounts for high risk merchants which are considered to be on the high risk merchant list.
Curious which companies are considered high risk? Take a look at the list below for information about major high risk industries and why they’re qualified as being a high risk merchant: