The nature of certain businesses is such that they find it difficult to open a merchant’s account and face a lot of restrictions. Those involved in the travel business, internet based business and clubs etc are the enterprises that fit into this category. Thus, the only option for these entrepreneurs is to open high risk accounts with banks and other financial institutions offering such services. These accounts can also make use of the High risk check 21 service facility available to other accounts.
The check 21 services, the latest technology which has quickened business transactions have done away with the need for using conventional paper checks and Automated Clearing House Formalities. The rates when compared are also significantly lower. Here the electronic image of a check called an IRD is sent to the bank electronically instead of carrying it physically to the bank to be presented. This technology is safe and reliable. All payments are settled the very next day and there are no middlemen involved. Reserves are not required either.
After the check is processed by the concerned person in the bank, funds are debited or credited into the merchants account. This technology helps to rationalize banking transactions and also leads to improved customer satisfaction. High risk cheque 21 services also helps to identify bad checks sooner compared to the older method where you have to wait for days before you know the status of the cheque. Thus the risk of fraudulent transactions is also reduced.
This facility enables a business to collect money from those entrepreneurs who do not have debit or credit cards. Thus high risk businesses have managed to rope in more customers, reduce expenses associated with cheque processing and increased credibility of the business by timely collection and payment of funds.
This facility also provides account management tools and online reports and detailed summaries. Thus the financial software of more and more firms is being equipped with this facility. According to a recent survey, more than 18.2 billion customers around the world, most of them having high risk accounts have resorted to using this facility. The convenience provided by this facility has increased the volume of online transactions.
Contributions to organizations, inter business transactions, club subscription charges, insurance premium payments, tax payments are some of the payments which can be made using high risk check 21 services. Likewise salaries, pensions etc maybe collected through this facility.