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Ramp Up Revenues When You Offer Customers ALL of Today’s Convenient Payment Options

Today’s customer wants to pay with NFC (contactless), EMV, gift card, and more. Capture more revenue when you expand beyond cash and credit options.

Convenient Credit & Debit Card Processing


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A+ Rated Better Business Bureau 

First Financial Puts Merchant Revenue Capture Front and Center.

Subdue Merchant Services Costs with Sophisticated Technology

First Financial’s network of provider APIs keep merchant processing costs close to the bone. Automation eliminates costly person-to-person interactions and accelerates processing time.

Capture More Cash with Cards

Consumer behavior researchers know well that people spend more money — often, a lot more money — when they buy with credit cards rather than cash. Make those additional and impulse buys brainless and smooth with today’s most revolutionary merchant services solution.

The Ultimate in Online Security Protects Your Business AND Your Customers

First Financial’s primary duty is to keep you and your customers safe at all times. We always use 256-bit (banking level) encryption to keep all personal information and funds secure. Ours is the most robust security system the U.S. Treasury Department allows.

Hassel-Free Steps for Merchant Service Account Approval for Businesses with All Credit Scores

First Financial Merchant Services program accepts 95% of applicants. Once you complete your online application, you’ll know whether you’ve been accepted within 24 hours. Review your merchant services account offer and accept the terms and conditions to finalize it. Once you choose and accept the offer, one of our representatives will reach out to you with next steps.

Not Sure You Will Qualify for a Merchant Services Account?

More Questions about Your Merchant Services Account? Use these FAQs

Why do I need merchant services?

When a business establishes merchant services, it can display the types of cards it takes in prominent places. This step boosts goodwill in the digital-era for on-the-go client because credit and debit cards are a hassle-free way to pay (see answer above.) More, research has shown over and over again that customers who use debit and credit cards spend anywhere from 15 to 50 percent more than if they had only cash to spend. Finally the ability to accept credit and debit cards acts as a form of credibility, indicating that your business has been operating successfully for a significant amount of time.

Businesses that bill on a monthly basis find that accepting credit cards makes collecting payments a breeze. They simply set up a regular debit on the credit card and those monies come to your account like clockwork.

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Why Is First Financial a Premier Merchant Services Provider?

In business since 1996, First Financial approves 95% of merchant processing account applicants. Let our Better Business Bureau A+ rating reassure you that we provide the best, most secure solutions to the widest variety of applicants, even those with less-than-perfect credit. 

If you are in the “high risk” category, we’ve found the focused high-risk merchant services solutions that allow you to capture all of the newest payment options. We are proud of our blemish-free, 25-year track record providing merchant credit and debit card processing solutions that keep small, medium, and large businesses thriving.

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First Financial merchant services specialists are happy to help!

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