The most important business decision that
CCPS has made was to become officially registered with the MasterCard
and Visa associations. It reinforces our commitment to living
by the high standards mandated by these organizations and demonstrates
our sincere desire to provide our clients with unrivaled professionalism.
Just as you would expect that your doctor be a member of the AMA
or your attorney be a member of the Bar, a business owner should
also expect to do business with a credit card merchant sales professional.
Kevin Aniess, the President of Credit Card Processing Services,
regularly attends industry training conferences and subscribes to
and reads each of the major industry trade publications including
Credit Card Management, The Green Sheet, Transaction World, and
others. By doing so we are able to keep abreast of the latest trends
and changing rules and regulations in order to serve you better.
Registering as an ISO/MSP (Independent Sales Organization -
Visa / Merchant Service Provider - MasterCard) is much more
than simply filling out a membership application. The process
required a review of our business practices, financial strength,
and vision of the future.
It should be noted that it is mandatory for every individual and
company that promotes or provides MasterCard and Visa merchant
accounts to be officially registered. This was instituted back
in the 1970's as a way of weeding out unscrupulous sales practices
that were rampant at that time. Unfortunately, even today, there
are still some organizations and sales reps that fail to comply.
Unregistered agents tend to be less informed, prone to make
false representations, less diligent in providing valuable training
and professional advice, and more likely to be less accountable
should a problem develop. As you search for a merchant account
on the Internet please be sure that you see the required ISO/MSP
affiliation along with the sponsoring bank's name and city on
the company's web site. This notice lets you know that you are
doing business with a professional, similar to the MD after
your physician's name or the CPA designation that your accounting
professional proudly displays. Dealing with a registered professional
goes a long way to insuring that we will have a mutually rewarding
long-term professional relationship.
Credit Card Processing Services values our membership in the
Electronic Transaction Association (ETA) which is the national
association for credit card acquiring professionals. In addition,
as a commitment to better serving our restaurant clients, we
are members of the National Restaurant Association through our
sister company Promo King.
As a further commitment to integrity and a sense of community,
Credit Card Processing Services is proud to be a long-time member
of the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce.