FORT WORTH, Texas, Apr. 3, 2018 – In its 2018 annual ranking of the largest merchant acquirers in the U.S., The Nilson Report ranked First American Payment Systems among its Top 20. The report reflects a four-spot jump, moving from #21 to #17.


In 2017, First American Payment Systems processed more than $23 billion in transaction volume, representing over 220,000 merchants and 276 million transactions.


At a time when many within the payments ecosystem are re-evaluating strategy in light of industry trends, the privately held payment processor has focused on its strength as a technology partner, investing heavily in its support of Independent Software Vendors.


That direction includes the development of numerous integrated payment services, rapidly adopted by emerging software developers who seek to level the playing field with their more established counterparts.


“We have a hard-earned reputation for delivering customized technology solutions, and for reminding our customers through every interaction why we’re worthy of their business,” said Neil Randel, CEO, First American Payment Systems. “The origin of these solutions came not from conference room conversations, but from direct dialogue with our customers. They are the chief reason we are in such excellent company on The Nilson Report list.”




About First American Payment Systems – Technology Driven Payments 
First American Payment Systems, L.P., headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a global payment technology company providing leading integrated payment solutions to more than 220,000 merchants throughout the Americas, Europe, and Australia. First American provides partner and merchant payment solutions that include a robust set of in-store, online and mobile payment solutions paired with the latest in payment security, across a wide range of verticals. Backed by award-winning customer service, merchants and partners have access to our U.S. based Customer Call Center 24/7/365. For more information, visit