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Independent Bankers Assn. of Texas Endorses First American Payment Systems


Nov 16 - The Independent Bankers Association of Texas is proud to announce the endorsement of Fort Worth-based First American Payment Systems. First American is a merchant services provider that offers competitive transaction processing rates and supports the latest point-of-sale equipment, software and VARs on networks that process billions of dollars in transactions each year for more than 140,000 merchants nationwide.

“There are numerous companies that offer merchant services,” Chris Williston, president and CEO of IBAT, said. “IBAT was looking for the right fit for Texas community banks — a provider that not only focuses on exemplary customer service and security, but also offers strong marketing resources and support. First American exceeded our expectations all around.”

First American is one of the few processors to own and operate all of its core products and services, which include credit, debit, EBT, ACH, gift card and check processing and remote deposit capture. Additionally, First American’s FirstView online reporting tool offers merchants real-time secure access to a detailed account of their processing activity, down to the transaction. 

“Texas community banks use a people-based business model, and IBAT is endorsing First American because we believe it shares the same values as IBAT member banks,” Curt Nelson, president of IBAT Services, said.

“First American Payment Systems is excited to be an endorsed service provider of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas,” Neil Randel, CEO of First American, said. “We are proud to serve Texas community banks. Our dedicated, consultative sales team will work to help drive value that retains banking relationships for the long term.”                        

About the Independent Bankers Association of Texas
Formed in 1974, the Independent Bankers Association of Texas represents Texas’ community banks. The Austin-based group is the largest state community banking organization in the nation, with membership comprised of more than 2,000 banks and branches in 700 Texas communities. Providing safe and responsible financial services to all Texans, IBAT member bank assets range in size from $3 million to $16 billion, with combined assets statewide of $163 billion. IBAT member banks are committed to supporting and investing in their local communities.

About First American Payment Systems
First American Payment Systems, L.P., based in Fort Worth, Texas, is a payment processor that provides comprehensive electronic transaction processing services for more than 140,000 merchants throughout the United States. In addition to credit, debit and EBT card processing, First American also offers a complete line of proprietary products and services to businesses and non-profits, including Secur-Chex check services, FirstAdvantage gift cards, FirstPay.Net e-commerce solutions, FirstFund ACH software, Govolution government e-payments, national ATM sales, and Merimac Capital point-of-sale equipment and ATM leasing. For more information, visit