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Skill-Based Competition Merchants

Axcess have been in the competitions space since the concept first arrived on the scene, processing payments for the first ever house raffle in the UK. Things have come on since then, with house competitions becoming less prominent and skill-based competitions with cars, electronics, luxury items and events becoming ever more common.
As one of the very few payment companies facilitating the processing of payments for skill-based competitions, Axcess have a healthy and well-known customer based in this sector.

Why should you use Axcess Merchant Services for your skill-based competition website?

• You have a direct banking relationship
• We have numerous banking relationships for you to choose from
• You can have two banks through the same gateway allowing for resilience in case one changes their appetite
• We can have you up and running in a matter of weeks (depending on options picked)
• You can process payments in numerous currencies
• Dedicated UK account manager
• Can integrate with WordPress and WooCommerce and most major shopping carts.
• Advise you on how to be compliant with the current rules from the UK Gambling Commission

Axcess do have a setup fee of £1,500 excluding VAT that is paid once MIDS are released (the bank accepts you), this is non-negotiable for new business’s and is in place to ensure only those who are serious apply.

We may look at reducing the setup fee for skill-based competition companies that are already processing over £50,000 per month on credit/debit card.

How to get started with Axcess Merchant Services and start accepting payments for CBD

If you think Axcess can help in setting up Visa and Mastercard payment processing for your Skill based competition, then please get in contact via our contact us page. After our initial fact-finding conversation with one of our Competition experts, Axcess will need the typical KYC and KYB documents in order to get you up and running. Your UK based account manager will be able to run you through the process step by step

If your business is searching for a merchant account solution...

call us on +44 (0)113 819 7156 or send a message and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.


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- In Relation to Merchant Support

"All I can say about the service, communication and technology the team at Axcess provide is that it is far and above anything I have ever experienced in card acquiring and needless to say, you will continue to be the only solution for us. We have been in online services for over 10 years and in that time we have come across our fair share of issues and problems that can happen in working in a cutting edge niche. Since we have been with Axcess we have had nothing but exemplary support and help in dealing with issues that arise from time to time and would whole heartedly support you guys with everyone we meet who ask about online payments (apart from our competitors).  Thank you!"

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"I want to thank you for the very efficient way that you have handled this matter. You have been totally brilliant. I love dealing with Axcess - out of all the payment services providers we have been with, I have to say that you guys are the best for customer service."

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"I've just had a look at the transaction analysis report and this is absolute gold for me. No acquirer ever provided me with a such complete analysis."

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