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The adult industry includes subscription services, streaming videos, escort services, and novelties, to name a few. It is considered high risk by most conventional banks due in part to industry regulations. Additionally, some adult content is seen as taboo or controversial, so banks may not want to process payments for this industry because of the reputational risk involved.

The stigma makes it a hard-to-place industry that nevertheless generates revenue in the billions of dollars annually. MAC has identified merchant service providers who specialize in processing payments for adult content. Use our comparison tool to start the process of securing a merchant account — it's quicker than the time it takes to read this paragraph!

Best Providers in Adult

MIDs - logo


  • Credit Card and Local Payments
  • Multiple Options Worldwide
  • High Volume Specialized Services
L3 Payments - logo

L3 Payments

  • High Risk US Processing
  • Unmatched Support
  • Online and Retail Options
Merchant One - logo

Merchant One

  • Online and Retail Options
  • Support for Clover Terminals
  • ISO to Large Banks

Use MAC to match with the right high-risk merchant service provider in a few simple steps.

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