Excluded Businesses

The following is a description of business models for which card acceptance is not supported or only supported subject to certain conditions.

The following business models are excluded:

  • Banned / illegal goods and services
  • Drugs and related accessories (intoxicating substances)
  • Pharmaceuticals and goods whose effect is doubtful
  • Sale of tobacco products
  • Outbound-Telemarketing
  • Sub-Acquiring / merchant aggregation
  • Investments, assets
  • Massage parlors and tattoo studios
  • Night clubs / Cabaret bars
  • Debt collection agencies
  • Church-like organizations or groups that do not have church status in Germany
  • Charitable societies (with the exception of known German charitable organizations)
  • Chain letters
  • High-risk telemarketing companies (horoscopes, predictions / forecasts of any kind)
  • Timesharing
  • Guarantees (long-term nature of contract makes risk difficult to calculate)
  • Replicas