Today, Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: JKHY), a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry, formally announced its partnership with Merchant’s PACT (MPACT) which will provide Jack Henry’s bank and credit union clients with access to an array of flexible services that support a modern, highly competitive, cost-effective merchant services offering.
MPACT is a payment acceptance consulting and merchant services program management company with proven expertise on alliances between financial institutions and payment processors. Its open platform provides access to every major payment processor with non-exclusive agreements customized for any bank and credit union.
MPACT’s expertise includes establishing referral, hybrid, and agent program partnerships that have the most favorable terms and conditions; BIN sponsorship; auditing services; RFP management; and other program growth solutions.
According to Greg Adelson, chief operating officer of Jack Henry, “We have identified three key goals for this partnership. We want to offer our clients expert-driven, highly customizable consulting services designed to optimize their acquiring strategies. We want to support Jack Henry’s open strategy and give our clients complete flexibility when choosing merchant services providers.
And we want to further enhance the value of our current payment offerings. MPACT will also enable our clients to expand their merchant offerings with core data integration and the ability to leverage data to develop the actionable insights needed to improve the overall performance of their programs.
We are excited about the opportunities to help our diverse clients simplify their inherently complex merchant services with one of the industry’s premier, customer-centric programs.”
Genevieve Dozier, chief business development officer of Merchant’s PACT, said “We look forward to helping Jack Henry’s progressive financial institutions reinvigorate merchant solutions. Our platform enables smaller financial institutions to provide merchant services that often exceed those offered by much larger financial institutions and to be formidable competitors with the fintechs that are now focused on offering merchants services that disenfranchise banks and credit unions.
We believe the timing of this partnership is also extremely important as banking-as-a-service continues to gain traction and merchant services is a popular component of embedded financial services. We’ve worked with hundreds of financial institutions and payment processors, so we have unique levels of business intelligence, training, and industry expertise.”
MPACT’s solutions are available for all Jack Henry clients regardless of charter and asset size.
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