Heartland streamlines card acceptance

Source: Heartland Payment Systems

Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE:HPY), a leading provider of credit/debit/prepaid card processing, payroll, check management and payments solutions, is simplifying card acceptance for merchants by authorizing and settling transactions for all four major card brands.

Heartland, one of the select payments processors nationwide with this capability, has been processing Visa and MasterCard payments since 1997 and more recently enhanced its partnerships with Discover and American Express.

Merchants can now conveniently receive funding, statements and customer service for the four major card brands directly from Heartland. With Heartland as the funding source, merchants get faster access to their money -- thereby improving their cash flow. One statement summarizing details for card transactions from the four brands -- as well as Heartland's Online Merchant Center where merchants can view transactions and account information in real time -- minimize the amount of time and labor merchants devote to reconciling paperwork and help merchants better control their finances. Merchants also benefit from a single point of service with Heartland's 24/7/365 customer support, including local sales and servicing professionals.

"Heartland is proud to be at the forefront of the card processing industry and provide our merchants with this streamlined service," said Sanford Brown, chief sales officer at Heartland. "In this tough economy, merchants should not be hindered by the number or type of payments cards they accept. Now without hesitation, they can accept any major card a customer presents - increasing their bottom line without having to manage multiple relationships with various card brands and processors."

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