Ignite Payments …

launching YOUR business

is OUR business.

Agents / ISOs

Ignite Payments’ provides our agent/ISOs with a comprehensive range of innovative technology solutions, turnkey back office support and the flexibility needed to take launch your business to the next level. With Ignite Payments as your partner, you can be confident that the relationship will deliver long term value to you and your clients.

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As the payments landscape shifts to a value added sales model and competition escalates, our agent/ISOs are able to arm themselves with the most up to date suite of innovative and differentiating solutions. We offer transparency and flexibility in negotiating payment terms, superior customer service to secure and preserve the clients’ agents need to grow their businesses. A stable partner with superior brand recognition and a proven track record that can meet these requirements and provide best-in-class training and marketing support. It’s time to launch your business and team up with Ignite Payments, a First Data company.

History of Ignite Payments

Founded in 1988 as Cardservice International (CSI), Ignite Payments has a storied history of providing the payments industry with best-in-class services and solutions.

First Data, which partnered to provide merchant processing services since CSI’s inception, took a majority-ownership stake in the company in 1997. On December 28, 2001, First Data assumed 100 percent ownership of CSI – the largest privately held Independent Sales Organization (ISO) in the United States at the time. A wholly-owned subsidiary of First Data since that point, CSI was rebranded as First Data Independent Sales (FDIS) in the spring of 2006. In January of 2013 the FDIS brand was given a final ‘fiery’ makeover – assuming the name Ignite Payments.