Electronic checks, or "eChecks" are simply a digital version or representation of a paper check. It contains the same information, is based on the same legal framework, can be directly exchanged between two parties, and can be used in any and all remote transactions where paper checks can be used.
eChecks, however, have some important features including:
In addition, an eCheck:
eChecks are said to be one of the most secure payment methods ever designed or developed using multiple state-of-the-art security techniques including:
eChecks further enhance standard banking processes by adding an additional layer of security so that even breaking the cryptographic protections would not necessarily allow a fraudulent transaction to be paid.
In addition to the flexibility of being able to accept multiple forms of payment, a merchant account is not required to be able to process eChecks, and the rate is lower than processing credit card transactions, making it an excellent alternative for businesses who are unable to acquire a merchant account, or as an alternative to high-risk merchant processing where rates tend to be significantly higher.
There is also lower risk associated with eCheck payments. While, like a paper check, an eCheck transaction can be declined, it can not be "charged back". Also, because the transaction processes quicker, it is less likely that the payors account will have NSF at the time the check is presented; and there's a quicker time to payment.
If your business has remote representatives or sales people that receive paper-based check in the field, the liability of losing checks before they are returned back to the office can be eliminated by processing eChecks remotely using our Mobile eCheck Processing services.
For more information on accepting eChecks, please contact us.
An Internet Merchant Account is sometimes referred to as a "MOTO" (Mail Order & Telephone Order) Account because they all require the ability to process a credit card payment when there is no physical credit card present to be swiped. A standard retail "swipe" merchant account does not allow processing of these "card-not-present" transactions.
If the domestic banks are denying your merchant application because they believe your industry is considered high risk, CyoGate can help! We have an offshore network of merchant processing partners that enable us to provide low cost, high risk merchant solutions to a much wider range of businesses and industries.
The CyoGate Internet Payment Gateway offers one of the quickest and most cost effective ways to accept and process credit card and electronic check payments online. Our payment gateway works with most existing merchant accounts and supports hundreds of popular web shopping carts and eCommerce platforms.