PCInk - 11:10 am on Jun 17, 2010 (gmt 0)
the bank got nervous, they figured we would suddenly take off with all their money
Interesting. Given the recent history of the banks, I would be more worried that the banks would run off with our money than the other way around!
After one of my merchant processors was hit with a DOS attack, I made sure I have more than one merchant account and a PayPal account as well. It's easier to close an account when they change the rules when you already have a backup. It might even be the thing to help them change their mind and not demand the lump sum or holding back of payments.
On the other hand it could indicate a problem with the merchant account provider. Look up E-Clear who recently went into administration, they held back £35 million to one airline company, who went under first.