1. ECS if that's what was used to be ECS Offshore or something - forget it.
They owe so much money to webmasters it's plain beyond beleif.
Really terrible ****ers. Because we deal with high risk (adult , gaming) accounts as well I basicly know most of those people.
Stay as far as possible out of ECS.
2. Charge2000 & Verotel - both good companies, but suitable really for adult sites only. In my opinion Verotel is much more stable than Charge2000.
One of the most stable non US third party billers.
But in low risk that's not the best option because Dutch acquiring banks are way too high priced in comparison with UK or Germany.
Basicly You wont get a lower discount fee from Dutch banks than 3% witha normal fee of 4%, so add up that PSP also needs to earn something and You get way too much.
3. With the exception of self promotion I'd also suggest to look into UK based PSPs. WorldPay is a good choice as well I think.
Wonder if anyone had experience with Barclays EPDq, must be good as well.
Also since You aksed for non covered options, check these dudes out: www.metacharge.com
I dont see too many ads of them, they pretty much seem to be happy with their existing clientelle but they seem to be very serious. Work with Barclays Merchant Services.
Not really. It's just that when they do high risk acquiring banks they work with usually will have ugly options for low risk and in stupid case they place at the same merchant account - than THAT is really dangerous.
If they separate it (like us) per different acquirers - it doesnt matter.