Rates

 

 

Federated's Price Match Guarantee

 

At Federated, we guarantee to match or beat any competitors price providing the offer is the same products and terms as our original offer or we will give you $500.

 

Rates as low as:

Retail (Face-to-Face)

  • 1.39%
  • $0.25 per transaction
  • $.5.95 monthly statement fee
  • No upfront fees
  • No application fee
  • Free terminal setup (if needed)

Mail Order/Telephone Order (MOTO)

  • 1.99%
  • $0.25 per transaction
  • $.5.95 monthly statement fee
  • Free terminal setup (if needed)
  • Free virtual terminal
  • No upfront fees
  • No application fee

eCommerce (Internet)

  • 1.99%
  • $0.25 per transaction
  • $.5.95 monthly statement fee
  • 10.00 monthly gateway fee
  • No upfront fees
  • No application fee

Wireless

  • 1.39%
  • $0.25 per transaction
  • $.5.95 monthly statement fee
  • $17.00 monthly wireless access fee
  • No upfront fees
  • No application fee
  • Waived set-up fee

Competitor's written proposal and current processing statement is required for accurate assessment and charges. Failure to match or beat a competitors' price, will result in a waiver of Federated Payment's early termination fee.

Press Room

 

 

Federated Canada Unveils Merchant Gift Card Program

Federated Payments Canada, a leading international provider of credit card processing and related merchant account services for independent business owners, announced today the launch of its gift card program to help Canadian merchants acquire new customers and increase their profits.   

 

From large retail chain stores to local businesses, more and more merchants are offering gift cards as an option for their customers. Gift cards are a valuable tool which can be used to build awareness, increase revenue and profits, introduce new customers to your business and eliminate cash refunds keeping the money in your business.

 

Federated Payment's CEO, Jon Levitt, explains, œOffering gift cards to your customers is a highly profitable business strategy.  If you purchase a packet of 100 gift cards and your average gift card sale is for $50, the business could potentially generate $5,000 in revenue. If you run at an average of a 50% profit margin, you have just earned $2,500 of pure profit in your pocket. Plus, once a customer purchases a gift card, the money is yours, even if the card goes unredeemed.

 

John Guirguis, Federated's president, adds, œFederated Canada makes integrating gift cards into your business a fast and easy option.  From creating cards with your customized logo to account activation to instant retrieval of all card information, we provide our merchants with a turnkey, value-added solution to increase their revenue stream.

 

Federated Payments INTRODUCES Complimentary POS for health professionals

(Ottawa, Ontario) - Federated Payments Canada, a leading international provider of credit card processing and related merchant account services for independent business owners in North America, has announced new low cost card processing services for private practice health professionals in Canada including complimentary EMV compliant terminals.

 

Jon Levitt, Federated Payments, CEO explains, What makes our program inherently unique in Canada is that previously, health and rehabilitation professionals had to pay their existing merchant service provider up to $2,000 or more to lease their credit card POS terminals.   With Federated Payments Canada, we provide them with a complimentary credit card terminal - as well as low cost processing services - for the length of their contract representing significant savings.

 

John Guirguis, Federated Canada's president, adds, It's important to note that these state-of-the-art Verifone terminals that we are providing these professionals at no charge are fully EMV (Europay, Mastercard and VISA) compliant.  This is critical in Canada since merchants now personally assume the financial risk of credit card fraud.  These terminals (including the Verifone Vx510 and Vx570) ensure the highest levels of credit card authentication available.

 

Federated Payments remains the fastest growing merchant service provider in Canada with over 10,000 independent business merchants in the region and 100,000+ customers serviced worldwide since it's founding in 1999.  

 

Federated Payments Unveils Website Redesign

Federated Payments, a leading provider of credit card processing and related merchant account services in Canada, announced the launch of their newly designed corporate website today “ www.federatedpayments.com.

 

The site has been completely restructured to serve as an informational and interactive platform, adding ease and convenience for small to midsize business owners seeking low cost credit card processing services. Enhancements and key features include:

  • Improved functionality and content for both business owners and independent sales organizations (ISOs) selling these services.
  • Extensive list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that serve to educate new and existing merchants on card processing and related services
  • Immediate enrollment in Federated's new merchant referral program through which existing merchants can earn $200 for each business they refer
  • Access to Federated's virtual ecommerce payment gateway, SafePay, which allows Internet based business owners to process transactions securely and quickly online
  • Instant access to world class technical support and customer service 24/7/365
  • Registration for Federated's merchant facing industry newsletter
  • Online resume submission for job applicants seeking employment

Federated's CEO, Jon Levitt, states "The main focus of the redesign is to enhance the customer's online experience. Our site now gives business owners seeking credit card processing and related merchant account services an overview of all aspects of our company; everything from our leadership team to answers to a wide range of FAQs to a detailed listing with product spec sheets for our full range of PCI compliant equipment."


Federated Payments Hits Record Year for Toy Drive

financial services company collects over 1,000 pounds of toys

Federated Payments, a leading international provider of electronic payment services in Canada, announced that it's annual U.S. Marines œToys for Tots drive was a huge success accumulating over 1,000 pounds of toys for underprivileged children.

 

Jon Levitt, Federated Payments' CEO, reflects: œI am delighted that we were able to collect so many toys this year for such a worthwhile charity.   I'm truly proud of all our employees who share the same sense of community and honorable values that my family and I continue to hold so close.

 

œThis tradition the Marine Corps began over 60 years ago is more important now than ever considering the increasing number of families in our communities who unfortunately find themselves in a less than favorable financial situation, states John Guirguis, Federated's President. After all, if the businesses operating in those communities don't help support this significant cause, then who will?

Toys for Tots is the Marine Corps' premier community action program, one of the nation's flagship charitable endeavors, an American tradition and a national treasure. The Marines truly are the unchallenged leaders in looking after needy children at Christmas. The Toys for Tots message of hope for the future has motivated children to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders. Toys for Tots has earned the distinction as a program which plays an important role in helping youngsters emerge from a background of poverty to become assets to society in adulthood. The Toys for Tots program not only benefits children, but also has a positive impact on communities, on businesses - large and small, on the Marine Corps, and on the nation.


 

Federated Payments Expands Management Team

Federated Payments, a leading international provider of electronic payment solutions and related merchant services in North America, announced the recent expansion of their management team to meet the ever increasing demands for their products and services in the marketplace.

 

Federated Payments recently welcomed Gregory Slote to the newly created role of Director of Marketing and Communications. Greg will be developing a variety of new digital and traditional marketing initiatives to extend the corporate brand, help drive revenue and facilitate the customer experience online. Greg has extensive experience growing businesses through innovative strategies within the financial, technology, manufacturing and media industries. Prior to joining Federated Payments, he directed marketing and branding efforts for a host of leading companies including CMP Media, DealerTrack, Ziff Publishing, and Customer Computer Specialists, Greg was also Director of Product Marketing for Electro Industries, a GE subsidiary.

 

Jon Levitt, Federated Payments' CEO states "At Federated, we are constantly looking for new ways to grow our organization thereby ensuring future success. The number one way to do that is to bring on talented, experienced leaders like Greg in key roles where they can help develop new programs and initiatives that will enable us to meet increasing market demand for our services."

 

Federated Payments SVP of Sales Celebrates 6th Anniversary

Federated Payments, a leading provider of electronic payment solutions and related merchant services in North America, announced today the sixth anniversary of Scott Avery, Senior Vice President of Sales.

 

Scott joined Federated Payments in 2003 as an account executive where he personally signed up 270 merchants in just 7 ½ months. Scott moved up through the ranks supervising the Denver office where he managed up to 30 sales and telemarketing personnel at any given time. In April, 2006, Scott moved to Federated's Melville NY headquarters where he was promoted to National Sales Manager. A year later, Scott was promoted again to Senior Vice President of Sales where he is currently responsible for managing over 400 sales and telemarketing professionals in the U.S. and Canada. A seasoned professional, Scott is heavily involved in training all sales reps on closing techniques and industry knowledge and always a phone call away for the management team and sales force.

 

Jon Levitt, Federated Payments' CEO, states œScott is a talented, hands-on sales executive who has been instrumental in growing Federated's sales force and merchant customer accounts significantly and I am personally thrilled to congratulate him on this milestone.

Before joining Federated in 2003, Scott worked with Anytime Labor and Staffing located in Houston from 2001 to 2003 where he was also part owner of another staffing firm. Prior to that position, Scott was with Labor Ready where, as District Manager, he helped the company grow from 54 locations to over 800 personally covering 17 locations in multiple states.

 

Federated Payments Celebrates 10 Years of Excellence and Growth

Federated Payments, a leading provider of electronic payment processing and related merchant services in North America, announced today the kickoff of its œ10 Years of Excellence celebration. A milestone for any company, Federated has not only maintained steady growth over the past 10 years, but 2009 has turned into a banner year of growth for the company.

 

œI am personally quite proud of this significant milestone, states Jon Levitt, Federated Payment's CEO. First and foremost, I would like to express sincere thanks to Federated's loyal customer base of over 25,000 merchants, many of whom have been with us from the beginning. Over the years, we have built an extensive network that now includes over 400 representatives throughout the US and, more recently, Canada. With this in mind, I would also like to thank all our Independent Sales Offices who have been instrumental in our continued growth by taking a consultative approach in helping our customers grow their businesses.

 

John Guirguis, Federated Payments' President, also attributes the company's longstanding success to its employees. œWhen the company was founded a decade ago, it was with a simple mission "to provide the best possible services and support for small to midsize business merchants. We could not have enjoyed the steady expansion and continued accomplishments throughout the last 10 years without the total dedication of our world class customer service and operational teams. Each day, our teams provide expert support to keep our customers operating efficiently so they can focus on their business.

 

Federated Payments Kicks Off Annual Toys for Tots Drive

Federated Payments, a leading international provider of electronic payment services, launched its annual toy drive today by becoming an official sponsor and designated toy drop off site for the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots program.

 

Jon Levitt, Federated Payments' CEO, reflects Participating in this program each year is of great personal interest to me as well as to all our employees. For years, this has been a family tradition and I'm proud to expand that practice throughout our company. And now, given the current economic landscape, we are striving to top all previous records.

 

œEvery day, we support the business needs of local merchants. Around the holidays, we look forward to giving back to the communities we live and work in. I can think of no more rewarding way than trying to make this season a little brighter for underprivileged children, states John Guirguis, Federated's President.

 

Toys for Tots is the Marine Corps' premier community action program, one of the nation's flagship charitable endeavors, an American tradition and a national treasure. For over 60 years, Marines have been the unchallenged leaders in looking after needy children at Christmas. The Toys for Tots message of hope for the future has motivated youngsters to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders. Toys for Tots has earned the distinction as a program which plays an important role in helping youngsters emerge from a background of poverty to adulthood as assets to society. Toys for Tots not only benefits children, but also has a positive impact on communities, on businesses - large and small, on the Marine Corps and on the nation.

Leadership Team

Jon Levitt
Chief Executive Officer

 

Focus: Co-steering the direction of the company while applying a hands-on approach to Federated’s sales and marketing initiatives in the U.S. and Canada.

 

Background: Jon became CEO of Federated in 2003 when he and John Guirguis joined their two companies together. Inspired by a friend’s significant success, Jon launched an ISO organization affiliated with EVO Merchant Services. Jon’s natural sales ability became obvious quickly closing over 1,000 merchants within his first six months in the business.

 

Not your typical CEO, Jon applies his concentration on guaranteeing merchant satisfaction by verifying the accuracy of each application received and ensuring that Federated’s customers attain the best pricing as well as helping the sales teams close deals, talking to merchants, and supporting sales and marketing functions. Prior to entering this industry, Jon managed in his family’s lucrative Century 21 multi-office real estate business for 15 years where he continued to sharpen his sales abilities.

 

An Oceanside, NY native and father of four, Jon has strong family values and great sense of social responsibility within his community. He is an avid fisherman mooring his 47’ sport fishing boat at Montauk, Long Island year round. Jon is also a hunting enthusiast and a collector of classic automobiles.

 

John Guirguis

John Guirguis
President


Focus: Overseeing Federated’s Operation divisions to optimize growth and ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction


Background: With over 15 years industry experience, John Guirguis, Federated Payments’ founder and president, is highly knowledgeable in all aspects of card processing and related merchant services. Since joining forces in 2003 with Jon Levitt (who directs the organization’s sales and marketing efforts), John currently focuses on overseeing Federated’s operations side of the business. These departments are comprised of the company’s customer support and back end functions including underwriting, risk management, deployment, technology and finance. A Long Island native, John was instrumental in growing the company to its current extended network of over 400 personnel.

 

Evan  Schweitzer

Evan Schweitzer
Chief Financial Officer


Focus: Projecting the future, recording the past and aiding in our business’s growth.


Background: Evan has spent the last 20 years aiding the growth of mid-sized companies and taking them to the next level. He is an expert in all things financial and works with the management team, ISO’s, and sales representatives to focus their efforts of profitable strategic growth initiatives. Prior to joining Federated Payments, Evan worked for Lipman Electronic Engineering (now VeriFone) and its global affiliates as Chief Financial Officer of Lipman USA, Lipman Canada and Lipman Latin America. Evan has extensive public accounting experience having worked at Ernst and Young and Grant Thornton with a variety of clients. Evan has extensive experience in the Canadian marketplate.  He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York and received his Bachelor of Accountancy from The George Washington University. When not directing Federated’s finance and human resources departments, Evan enjoys the grueling sport of mountain biking.

 

Scott Avery

Scott Avery
Senior Vice President of Sales


Focus: Driving revenue by overseeing and mentoring Federated’s 400+ sales professionals in North America


Background: A seasoned sales professional with over 25 years’ experience, Scott is heavily involved in the day-to-day management and training of all sales representatives as well as customer relations. Scott joined Federated Payments in 2003 as an account executive, moving up quickly through the ranks to National Sales Manager and ultimately SVP of Sales for the US and Canada. Before joining Federated, Scott worked with Anytime Labor and Staffing in Houston where he was also part owner of another staffing firm. Prior to that position, Scott was with Labor Ready where, as District Manager, helped the company grow from 54 locations to over 800 and personally covered 17 locations in multiple states. Since Scott began his sales career with Coca Cola, he has won numerous sales achievement awards including several Presidents’ awards for outstanding accomplishments. On his off time, Scott enjoys fishing and still takes on the competition as a mixed martial arts enthusiast and amateur Texas hold ‘em champion. Despite his demanding schedule, Scott is a devoted father who spends as much time as possible with his two daughters.

 

Jim Perri

Jim Perri
Vice President of Operations


Focus: Providing direction and guiding the operational activities of the organization to optimize growth and profitability.


Background: Since joining Federated in 2004, Jim has used a hands-on approach to quickly develop an expertise in the many operational areas of the organization. It’s this broad scope of knowledge which allows him to develop unique strategies and policies for the various departments within Operations to achieve organizational goals. Prior to joining Federated, Jim has had over 20 years experience in customer service and operations management. Focused primarily in the Banking and Finance sectors, he has always maintained a customer centric approach as the basis for true organizational success.

 

Gregory Slote

Greg Slote
Vice President Marketing & Corporate Communications


Focus: Developing strategic initiatives to drive new business and enhance our customer’s online experience; corporate branding and public relations


Background: An expert in all facets of online and traditional marketing, Greg has spent the past 20 years growing enterprises through innovative marketing and branding strategies within the financial services, technology, manufacturing and media industries. Prior to joining Federated Payments, Greg served as Marketing Director for a host of leading companies including GE, CMP Media, DealerTrack and Ziff Publishing. Greg received his BS in Business Education from New York University. During off hours, Greg enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar and piano, holds a black belt in Karate and is a semi-professional foosball player.

 

Joanne  D’Aprile

Joanne D’Aprile
Director of Sales Support


Focus: Ensuring the sales teams have the highest quality support available to help them augment revenue and optimize customer satisfaction


Background: With over 20 years experience in the processing industry, Joanne is highly proficient in directing all areas of sales support including commissions, application training, and cash advance administration while managing Federated’s sales support team. Prior to joining the company, Joanne held various Operational positions at First Data Merchant Services. It’s this experience that helped her transition smoothly into the area of sales support where she applies her industry knowledge to the day-to-day work flow. With Federated since 2004, Joanne and her group support both the US and Canadian sales forces in achieving their sales and revenue goals. Joanne has completed a series of higher level business management courses and achieved a host of related certifications. When not at Federated, she enjoys gourmet cooking, candle making and motorcycling with her family.

 

Joanne Vassallo

Joanne Vassallo
Director of New Accounts / Business Office Manager


Focus: Directs the efficient and timely processing of all new merchant applications throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as managing our facilities and structural operations.


Background: Joanne has been with Federated Payments since 2003 and has served in a variety of management roles which provides her with a unique point of view of the company and the industry. Prior to joining Federated Payments, Joanne possessed an impressive background with over 20 years of managerial experience within various industries including bankcard services, automotive leasing and cellular. On a personal note, Joanne is a knowledgeable wine connoisseur and is often called upon for her expertise for those special occasions.

 

 

Richard Placa

Richard Placa
Manager of Underwriting and Risk Management


Focus: Underwriting and boarding new accounts while managing portfolio risk exposure


Background: Rich has over 8 years experience supporting revenue growth by minimizing losses and approving new business in creative ways weighing the risk versus reward factors. He provides leadership within his department creating and implementing re-engineered risk management policies while creating procedures to work with merchants to maximize their processing while protecting Federated Payments. Prior to joining Federated Payments, Rich served as a Manager of Risk Management for First Data Corporation. Rich received his BA from New York University.

 

Darrell Peppers

Darrell Peppers
Manager of Customer Care


Focus: Managing Federated’s technical support, risk and customer care functions.


Background: Darrell joined Federated Payments in 2000 at the early beginnings of the company as Director of Operations. Born on the west coast in Washington state, Darrell moved to Tulsa, OK where he got his first experience in financial services working for Direct Merchants Bank. After moving to NY in 1998, he gained entry into the processing industry working as a customer support rep for Card Payment Systems and The Bart Group before joining Federated. Darrell took a hiatus from Federated to cofound an ISO organization and returned to his current role in 2009 where he is well versed in all facets of processing operations. Darrell graduated Oral Roberts University in 1992 with a major in biology and minor in chemistry.

 

 

Jeff Zervos
Product Support & Technical Services Manager


Focus: Providing expert knowledge of POS processing systems to the merchant support and sales staff; main point of contact for all complex product support and technical issues.


Background: Over a span of 12 years, Jeff has experienced the technical aspect of the credit card industry from three sides of the business. Starting with Citi Corp. in 1989, known today as FDMS, he moved quickly into the position of Product Certifications & Programming Analyst. Next, he joined the creators of the Nurit line of credit card terminals & ATM kiosks, Lipman USA, where he spent over 4 years as a Quality Assurance & Certifications Specialist for the company’s entire line of POS equipment. Jeff brought his knowledge of POS systems and technical expertise to Federated Payments where he has spent the last 6 years building his knowledge base in an ever changing and increasingly complex industry.

 


Gunter Whetstone
Director of Corporate Training


Focus: Recruiting, training, and educating new sales executives and preparing them for success in the field.


Background: Gunter is primarily responsible for training new account executives from all over the U.S. and Canada. He first joined Federated Payments in 2005 as an outside account executive at our sales office in his home state of Alabama. Within a year, he moved to corporate headquarters in NY where he was promoted to Regional Sales Manager. Gunter moved again to Federated’s Canadian sales office where he was named as Director of Corporate Sales Canada in 2008. He holds a Bachelors degree in Marketing from Troy University in Alabama. In his off time, Gunter is an avid Mustang enthusiast, cheers on the Alabama Crimson Tide football team, and plays drums and guitar.

Our Company

Federated Payments Canada is a leading provider of electronic payment solutions and related merchant services for independent businesses in Canada. Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Federated offers a diverse suite of cost-effective solutions including:

  • Credit and Debit card processing at the lowest rates guaranteed
  • Full line of secure PCI compliant POS equipment
  • Aero reward programs
  • Working capital cash advances

Led by an Executive Team of industry professionals with more than 50 years combined experience in bankcard processing, Federated Payments takes a consultative approach in developing long-standing relationships with our merchant customers, Independent Sales Offices and Cash Advance Partners to enhance the way they do business.

  • 10 Years of excellence and growth
  • BBB Rated
  • Over 25,000 Merchant customers
  • Visa/MasterCard Certified
  • Top 50 Payment Processors (Nilson Report)
  • THE fastest growing Payment Processor (3 years in a row)
  • World-class Customer Service and Technical Support available 24/7/365 days a year
  • Extensive network of over 400 sales and service professionals

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History

 

Federated Payments was founded in 1999 by John Guirguis with a clear mission to provide the best possible merchant services and support for small to midsize business merchants. With a firm understanding of the operations side of the business, Mr. Guirguis was actively seeking to expand the company's sales and marketing initiatives.

 

John Guirguis & Jon Levitt

With this in mind, John turned to his longtime friend, Jon Levitt. Mr. Levitt was operating as an ISO with EVO Merchant Services. A true sales professional, Mr. Levitt's organization closed over 1,000 merchants within the first six months of business. With Mr. Guirguis' proficiency on the operations side and Mr. Levitt's keen sales abilities, they realized that their areas of expertise complemented each other perfectly. In 2003, they merged their two organizations into what is now Federated Payments which currently supports over 25,000 merchants throughout North America with their payment processing and related business needs.

 

In 2007, Federated Payments extended their services to include the Canadian marketplace launching Merchant Services Inc. (MSI) Canada. To meet mounting demands of small to midsize Canadian business owners, we provide significant savings on their credit card processing and equipment cost along with world class customer services/technical support that is available 7/24/365. Within the first 24 months, we grew our customer base from zero to over 10,000 merchants.

 

Significant Corporate Milestones

 

1999

  • Federated Payments Founded by John Guirguis

2000

  • Federated acquires its 1,000th Merchant

2003

  • Jon Levitt joins as CEO
  • Federated doubles in size, moves to Melville offices

2005

  • Federated launches OnePay USA, its wholesale division
  • Federated moves again to Huntington Quadrangle doubling in size again
  • Federated signs its 10,000th Merchant

2006

  • Federated enters talks with Global Payments to expand into Canada as Federated Payments Canada
  • After 2 years of development, Federated introduces Safepay, its proprietary ecommerce gateway, as well as a state-of-the-art MSP and dialer
  • Scott Avery promoted to SVP of Sales

2007

  • Federated Canada is launched and opens up its St. Catharines office in Ontario
  • Federated launches industry leading portal for ISOs and Sales Agents
  • Federated Named Fastest Growing Processor (Nilson Report)
  • Federated quickly becomes the leading card processor
  • Federated Canada launches CATS (Canadian Account Tracking System)

2008

  • Federated Payments signs its 25,000 Merchant
  • Federated Canada signs its 1,000 Merchant

2009


  • Federated celebrates 10 Years of Excellence and Growth.

2010

  • Federated Canada signs its 10,000 merchant
  • Federated Payments Canada launches its new website
  • Federated launches new corporate Web site to help support merchants get up and running quicker and add value to our customers.
  
 
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