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Payment Processing Industry Vendor Ranking

Payment Processing Vendor Ranking



Breadth of Coverage

Client coverage, revenues in payment processing market and experience in the payment processing industry are the parameters considered for measuring vendor’s Breadth of Coverage.

  • Client Coverage - This includes geographical coverage of the clients.
  • Revenues in Payment Processing Market - This is the provider's revenues in the Payment Processing industry as per the data available on public domains for the year 20081 .
  • Experience in the Payment Processing Industry - This is the experience counted from the year of entry in Payment Processing industry.

Potential to Grow

Breadth of services, innovation / M&A activities / expansion plans and overall visibility / customer reviews are the parameters considered for measuring vendor’s Potential to Grow.

  • Breadth of Services - Wide range of services are covered here which are further categorized according to their strategic importance in the value chain.
  • Innovation / M&A activities / Expansion plans - It includes company's organic growth, geographical expansion, mergers, and acquisition activities. It also considers other kinds of plans/strategies, which can contribute to the company’s future growth.
  • Overall viability and Customer Reviews - It includes responses to the customers, customer feedback, or firm’s strategy towards this segment etc.

Apart from this, the analytics considers one more parameter i.e. Overall brand name and reputation of the company.

Pioneers/Frontrunners/Key Players

Their broad range of service offerings and a balanced rate of growth can identify industry pioneers. Such players, typically, have a large client base (relative to market size) and deliver wide range of services. In addition, they operate from multiple locations worldwide.

Emerging Players

Emerging Players are potential leaders of tomorrow. They demonstrate a high growth rate and have several growth strategies in the pipeline to target multiple industries. These players have a rapidly expanding client base and provide services from growing number of locations.

Specialized Players

Specialized Players offer limited but quality services. They have a moderate client base and operate from multiple locations. As compared to leaders and contenders, they operate on a smaller scale.


Contenders deliver a wide range of services and design innovative strategies, products, and services to promote healthy competition. Such players operate from multiple locations and concentrate on several industries.

Payment Processing Industry: Industry Overview

Payment processing, a core component of E-commerce, has contributed enormously to the growth of global trade and commerce.

Availability of experts with necessary skills and education as well as better resources is one of the drivers of outsourcing in the sector; while security and retaining customer confidence are the critical issues involved. Emerging technologies and innovative payment alternatives have led to increased automation, cost-effectiveness, and convenience.

A rising number of firms are choosing to outsource payment processing in order to achieve fast and efficient payments, regulatory compliance, and risk management. However, theft identification, information security, money laundering, and terrorist financing are the major concerns.

North America and Europe are at the maturing phase of payment processing industry with more than 17,000 institutions in U.S. offering non-bank payment transactions in 2007. The sharp growth rate of emerging Asia-Pacific nations is driving the growth of payments processing industry. In addition, in the U.S. Non-Bank Payment Market, checks are decreasing in usage as a payment instrument over past few years.

Effects of the introduction of SEPA in European markets, end-to-end remittance solution, and the growth of mobile payment markets are a few of the latest trends in a dynamic payment processing industry.

Payment Processing Industry – Vendor Snapshots


HQ: Unisys Way, Blue Bell, Philadelphia 19424
Phone: 215-986-4011

Unisys Corporation was formed in 1986 through Sperry-Burroughs Merger. It addresses every aspect of payment processing through Unisys Payments Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services such as Check Processing, Remittance Processing, Fraud prevention, and Electronic Archive. Unisys has its presence across the globe and handles more than 1 billion payments annually.

Metavante 2

HQ: 4900 W. Brown Deer Rd. Milwaukee, WI 53223-2459, United States
Phone: 414-357-2290

Metavante started its operations in 1964, outsourcing account processing services to regional and community banks. It provides banking and payment technology solutions to about 8000 financial services firms and businesses worldwide. It provides banking and trust solutions, business transformation services, commercial treasury solutions, risk and compliance solutions, acquiring solutions, issuing solutions, image solutions, payment network solutions, ePayment solutions, and healthcare payment solutions.

First Data

HQ: 6200 South Quebec Street, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: +1 303 967-8000

First Data is a global player in information commerce. It provides solutions for Payment, card issuing, prepaid and payroll, mobile commerce, e-commerce, internet banking, terminals and supplies, ATM, loyalty, government, customer services, fraud/risk management, bill payment, analytic and decision management, global merchant acquiring and cash management. It provides payment-processing services to financial service providers, merchants, businesses, and governments worldwide.

Western Union Co.

HQ: PO Box 6992, Greenwood Village, CO 80155-6992
Phone: +1-720-332-1000

Western Union was founded in 1851 entering the signature telegram business and then expanded to electronic money transfer in 1871. It provides services like money order, money transfer, payment and prepaid services to connect businesses across the globe. It has over 375,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories.


HQ: (A) Aku Korhosen tie 2-6, P.O. Box 38, FI-00441 HELSINKI, Finland (B) Kronborgsgränd 1, SE-164 87 KISTA, Sweden
Phone: (A) +358 207 2010 (B) +46 10 481 00 00

Tieto Enator was formed by the combination of Tieto Corporation in Finland and Enator AB (publ) in Sweden on 7 July 1999. It is an IT service company providing IT, R&D and consulting services to Financial Services, Telecom & Media, Healthcare & Welfare, Public, Manufacturing & Retail and Forest & Energy industries. It is a leading European provider of payments and payments-related solutions to meet the financial firm's requirements for efficient, automated, and straight through payments processing.


HQ: 255 Fiserv Drive, Brookfield, WI 53045, PO Box 979 Brookfield, WI 53008-0979
Phone: 262-879-5000

Fiserv provides an array of innovative solutions like payment solutions, processing services, risk and compliance, customer and channel management, business intelligence and optimization, bank platforms, credit union platforms, biller solutions, club solutions and investment services. It serves more than 16,000 financial services clients including global banks, credit unions, retailers and lending institution

Sage Group Plc

HQ: The Sage Group plc, North Park Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE13 9AA
Phone: +44(191) 294 3000

Sage Group provides business management software solutions and services to over 5.8 million SME customers worldwide. Majorly, it serves small and medium sized businesses but it also satisfies the needs of specific industries and larger organizations. With offices in 26 countries worldwide, it manages a global network of 30,000 business partners and 40,000 accountant.


HQ: 1600 First Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901
Phone: +1.706.644.8457

It provides electronic payment services to financial institutions and companies globally. With headquarters located in Georgia State of U.S.A., it serves more than 300 clients worldwide. It serves a broad range of customers with the flexible and innovative payment technologies, including consumer–finance, credit, debit, healthcare, loyalty, prepaid, chip and mobile payments.

Global Payments Inc.

HQ: 10 Glenlake Parkway NE, North Tower, Atlanta, Georgia 30328
Phone: 770-829-8000 or 800-560-2960

Global Payments is a worldwide provider of transaction processing products and services that manage support and speed the processing of funds and payment information for more than four decades. It also offers comprehensive, end-to-end processing and information management solutions to consumers, merchants, Independent Sales Organizations, government agencies, corporations, and financial institutions.

ACI Worldwide

HQ: 120 Broadway Suite 3350, NewYork, NY 10271
Phone: (646)348-6700

ACI Worldwide was founded in 1975 to provide payment solutions to global customers. It provides electronic payment software and services to banks, retailers, and processors in 88 countries on six continents. It provides solutions for wholesale banking payments, retail banking payments, merchant payments, and risk management solutions.

MGiS (Moneygram International Inc.)

HQ: 1550 Utica Avenue South, St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: 1-800-328-5678

When it was founded in 1940 as a small money order company, it was called Travelers Express. Then it grew to become Moneygram International, providing a variety of payment and financial services to global market. It has approximately 176,000 global money transfer agent locations in 190 countries and territories. It provides services like global money transfer, money orders, and payment processing solutions to financial institutions and retail customers.

BancTec Inc.

HQ: BancTec, Inc., 2701 E. Grauwyler Rd., Irving, TX 75061-3414
Phone: 1-800-(226-2832) or 972-821-4000

BancTec, founded in 1972, is a leading provider of payment processing, document and content processing and IT services. It serves financial services, utilities, telecom, government, global outsourcing, manufacturing and healthcare industries with more than 2,000 customers in 50 countries.

Online Resources

HQ: 4795 Meadow Wood Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151
Phone: (703) 653-3100

Online Resources, founded in 1989, serves wide range of financial institutions such as banks, credit unions, billers, and credit service providers. It offers fully integrated suite of account presentation, payment, and marketing services. It has a nationwide network of over 50 partners across U.S. and enables a single point of accountability for operations, marketing, and technology, ensuring web channel success to its clients.


HQ: 5400 LBJ Freeway, Suite 900, Dallas, TX 75240
Phone: 214-453-7700 or 888-254-4137

TransFirst, founded in 1995, is among the nation’s premier providers of transaction processing services and payment enabling technologies. It provides a specialized approach to transaction processing for healthcare providers, public entities, online and other non-traditional merchants, as well as brick-and-mortar retailers throughout the United States.


HQ: 705 Westech Drive, Norcross, GA 30092, U.S.A.
Phone: +1 404 923 3500

Postilion is a division of S1 Corporation and provides payments software solutions running on open-systems platform. It serves 300 customers in 50 countries and processes over 700 billion transactions annually. It provides solutions to ATM owners and deployers, retailers, card issuers and merchant acquirers. Their solutions drive consumer-generated payments through ATMs, POS terminals, IVR systems, mobile phones, and internet.

Profit Stars
(A Jack Henry Company)

HQ: 1025 Central Expressway South Dallas, TX 75013-2790
Phone: 972.359.5500

Profit Stars provides solutions to more than 8200 clients in sectors like financial institutions, capital markets, healthcare, non-profit associations, public sector, utilities, retail and distribution as well as manufacturing and processing. It provides over 60 highly specialised products and services. It has made an entry into nontraditional markets extending beyond core bank and credit union customer bases. Its products are installed in top 15 domestic banks and in 29 of the top 50 credit unions.

Power Payments Technologies

HQ: 1, Rue Jean-Pierre Brasseur, L-1258 Luxembourg
Phone: +352 2645 8255

Power Payments Technologies provides payment solutions for regular and low value payments to banks and corporate customers. It provides products and services to its customers directly or through partnerships with Software Houses or Service Bureau service providers. Their focus is primarily on wire transfers, card transactions, and effective project management. It provides full exceptions management solution for international payments


HQ: Distra Pty Ltd, Level 2, Ballarat House, 15 Foster Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW, 2010 Australia
Phone: +61 2 9212 0826

Distra is an Australian software company, which provides payment applications to financial institutions, payment processors and other institutions operating in the payments chain. It has formed partnerships with NAB, Vocalink, IBM, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, HP, Intel, and Fujitsu to provide end-to-end solutions. it provides payment processing systems for retail banking and wholesale banking.

Merchant e-Solutions

HQ: 3400 Bridge Parkway, Suite 100, Redwood City, CA 94065, United States
Phone: 888-288-2692

Merchant e-solutions provide traditional and internet-based payment services to community banks and their merchants. Payment processing solutions via dial terminals, personal computers, and telephones are the traditional services. It provides payment processing solutions for online stores and transaction reports and statements for banks and merchants through the internet. It provides traditional support for Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American's Express, Diner's club and JCB cards, debit cards and checks.

E Com

HQ: 801 Twelve Oaks Center Drive, Suite No. 821, Wayzata, MN 55391 United States
Phone: 1-800-328-0920

E Com provides payment processing services and internet development services for businesses through its offices, distributors and endorsed corporate programs. It is an electronic commerce company providing services for business like credit card processing, website development, hosting, and e- commerce solutions. It has a comprehensive merchant services department, which processes credit and debit card payments. They represent and process all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's club.

1 2007 in case of BancTec Inc., TransFirst and Postilion

2 Fidelity National Information Services has signed an agreement to buy Metavante Technologies for USD 2.94 billion in an all stock deal