REPAY and Visa Host AFSA Webinar on The Borrower’s Digital Lending Journey

REPAY and Visa hosted a webinar on The Borrower’s Digital Lending Journey for the American Financial Services Association (AFSA) on February 20, 2020. Susan Perlmutter, Chief Revenue Officer for REPAY, and Scott MacWilliams, Vice President, Merchant Sales with Visa, discussed the borrower’s journey and the tools and services lenders can implement to transform the lending experience from beginning to end.

AFSA Members can view the recording here.

Payment Options for Millennial Borrowers

Lenders, Get Your Payments While You Can

The American Institute for Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) conducted a study of millennials and found 70% believed that financial stability was the ability to pay all their bills each month. So, according to millennials, stability means striving for zero payments due at the end of the month.

If you lend to millennials for student or consumer loans, think about this definition of financial stability and the simple aspiration of just paying the bills each month. According to Investopedia’s analysis of the AICPA study, one in four millennials had late payments or interaction with a debt collector. As a group, these borrowers are often loaded down with debt and still receiving financial support from their parents.

And thanks to social media and the immediate gratification lifestyle, millennials may often be more concerned about chasing the latest technology gadgets and the same experiences and things their friends have. With all these competing priorities, consumer lenders can be the last to get paid.

What’s a lender to do?

How Millennials Bank

It should come as no surprise that this group of borrowers uses mobile banking more than any other. The Balance uncovered some interesting banking trends and found the three things millennials do most often on their mobile banking apps are:

  1. Schedule person to person money transfers
  2. Transfer funds between accounts
  3. Check their transaction history

Here’s what they are not doing: checking their accounts to see if they have the funds available to pay you after they’ve paid for rent, internet, utilities, and fun.

While they may like their banks, they love technology more. They will jump at the chance to switch to another bank, fintech lender, or credit union if their bank is too inconvenient or if their mobile banking app is too slow or archaic.  Bottom line: millennials love mobile functionality and convenience. Are you leveraging this and making it easy for them to pay you?

Offer Payment Options

Millennials are starting to earn good money, so many are able to repay you at some point during the month. Yet, if you aren’t convenient or easily accessible, they will likely forget about you until after they’ve paid everyone else.

Many lenders think ACH is the answer, and automatic drafts out of their borrowers’ bank accounts are the best solutions for guaranteeing payments. It’s possible, however, that given their spending habits, your millennial borrowers won’t have enough cash in their accounts to clear the payments.

Why not offer payment options that fit into their daily lives and are easily accessible whenever your borrowers are ready to pay?  Mobile apps and text pay are great options that put you exactly where your customers are – on their mobile phones. You can send payment reminders, balance updates, and marketing campaigns via push notifications or text messages, and your borrowers, in turn, can initiate and authorize payments and chat directly with your customer service representatives. Interactive Voice Response (IVR) enables borrowers to make payments 24/7 over the phone without ever speaking with a live agent.

Millennials value little above convenience and tech-savvy options, and you can use this to your advantage to ensure you get paid and keep default rates low. Make it easy for them, and you will get paid.

If your payments system doesn’t offer options like IVR or text pay, contact REPAY to request a demo. You’ll see for yourself that these additional payment options will help you collect more easily from this fast-growing group of borrowers.

REPAY Named Finalist in CreditUnions.com’s 2020 Innovation Series

REPAY is proud to announce it has been named a finalist in CreditUnions.com‘s 2020 Innovation Series, powered by Callahan & Associates. During the Innovation Series webinar on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, Fleurette Runyan from REPAY discussed how REPAY helps credit unions reinvent and elevate the member experience through payment technology.

REPAY Announces the Acquisition of Ventanex

Upsizes Existing Credit Facility to $345 million

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 10, 2020– Repay Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: RPAY) (“REPAY”), a leading provider of vertically-integrated payment solutions, today announced the acquisition of Ventanex for up to $50 million, of which $36 million was paid at closing. The remaining $14 million may become payable upon the achievement of performance growth targets. The closing of the acquisition was financed with a combination of cash on hand and new borrowings under REPAY’s existing credit facility. As part of the financing for the transaction, REPAY has entered into an agreement with Truist Bank (formerly SunTrust Bank) and other members of its existing bank group to amend and upsize its existing credit facility by $115 million to provide additional capacity for growth.

Ventanex, founded in 2012 and headquartered in Dallas, TX, is an integrated payments solutions provider to the consumer finance and B2B healthcare verticals. Ventanex’s technology platform offers inbound and outbound omnichannel payment solutions and complex rules-based processing. Ventanex enables its clients to send and receive funds across numerous payment types, including but not limited to, ACH, debit card, credit card, virtual card, and check. The Ventanex solution is deeply integrated into its clients’ workflow via connectivity with their primary enterprise software solutions.

“The acquisition of Ventanex advances REPAY’s overarching strategy of being the preferred payments provider to high-growth verticals where our technology and payment capabilities serve as differentiators. The consumer finance and B2B healthcare markets will provide significant growth opportunities, as these verticals are in the early stages of a secular shift from legacy payment mediums to the more innovative and varied payment solutions in which we specialize. Additionally, Ventanex’s consumer finance and B2B focus aligns well with our existing client base, allowing us to provide both customer sets with more robust offerings,” said John Morris, CEO of REPAY. “We are eager to welcome the Ventanex team into the REPAY family and look forward to working together to grow our consumer finance and B2B healthcare businesses.”

“We are thrilled to partner with REPAY to accelerate our growth in the consumer finance and B2B healthcare verticals, as both markets are large and present numerous value creation opportunities. We expect the combination of our product suite and REPAY’s distribution capabilities to drive meaningful growth in our core markets,” said Chris Sanders, CEO of Ventanex.

Transaction Details

  • REPAY acquired Ventanex for $50 million
    • $36 million was paid at closing
    • Up to $14 million may become payable through two separate earnouts, which are dependent upon Ventanex’s performance for the 12-month periods ending December 31, 2020 and 2021
  • The acquisition was financed with a combination of cash on hand and new borrowings under REPAY’s existing credit facility
  • As part of the financing for the transaction, REPAY has entered into an agreement with Truist Bank and other members of its existing bank group to amend and upsize its current $230 million credit facility to $345 million
    • Approximately $255 million was outstanding under the credit facility at the closing of the Ventanex transaction
  • Combined net leverage is expected to approximate 3.7x on a post-transaction basis
  • In 2019, Ventanex is expected to generate approximate revenue, gross profit, and adjusted EBITDA of $12.00 million, $6.50 million, and $4.25 million, respectively

Strategic Rationale

  • New, Attractive, High-growth Markets
    • The consumer finance and B2B healthcare markets have large addressable markets and provide numerous technology-centered value creation opportunities
    • Ventanex’s mortgage loan servicer focus materially expands REPAY’s addressable market by approximately $500 billion. Ventanex’s solution is integrated with the largest mortgage loan servicing platforms, including Black Knight and Fiserv
    • Ventanex’s foothold in the B2B healthcare vertical will allow REPAY to pursue the high-growth, $170 billion market for outbound healthcare payments
  • Cross Sell Opportunities
    • Similar client bases largely comprised of companies that service loans
    • Ventanex’s products are highly complementary to those of REPAY; therefore, bi-directional cross sell opportunities exist
  • Growth Acceleration
    • REPAY believes that its distribution, technology, and processing capabilities will accelerate new client wins
    • Additionally, REPAY expects continued professionalization and infrastructure investments to enable Ventanex to scale and move up-market on the customer dimension

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating results, our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions with respect to future operations, products and services; and other statements identified by words such as “will likely result,” “are expected to,” “will continue,” “is anticipated,” “estimated,” “believe,” “intend,” “plan,” “projection,” “outlook” or words of similar meaning. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding REPAY’s industry and market sizes, future opportunities for REPAY, as well as the Ventanex estimated full year performance metrics. Such forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of our management and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond our control. Actual results and the timing of events may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements.

In addition to factors previously disclosed in prior reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and those identified elsewhere in this communication, the following factors, among others, could cause actual results and the timing of events to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements: a delay or failure to integrate and realize the benefits of the Ventanex acquisition and any difficulties associated with marketing products and services in the mortgage or B2B healthcare vertical markets in which REPAY does not have any experience; changes in the payment processing market in which REPAY competes, including with respect to its competitive landscape, technology evolution or regulatory changes; changes in the vertical markets that REPAY targets; risks relating to REPAY’s relationships within the payment ecosystem; the risk that REPAY may not be able to execute its growth strategies, including identifying and executing acquisitions; risks relating to data security; changes in accounting policies applicable to REPAY; and the risk that REPAY may not be able to develop and maintain effective internal controls.

Actual results, performance or achievements may differ materially, and potentially adversely, from any projections and forward-looking statements and the assumptions on which those forward-looking statements are based. There can be no assurance that the data contained herein is reflective of future performance to any degree. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a predictor of future performance as projected financial information and other information are based on estimates and assumptions that are inherently subject to various significant risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond our control. All information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof in the case of information about REPAY or the date of such information in the case of information from persons other than REPAY, and we disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication. Forecasts and estimates regarding REPAY’s industry and end markets are based on sources we believe to be reliable, however there can be no assurance these forecasts and estimates will prove accurate in whole or in part. Annualized, projected and estimated numbers are used for illustrative purpose only, are not forecasts and may not reflect actual results.

About REPAY

REPAY provides integrated payment processing solutions to verticals that have specific transaction processing and technology needs. REPAY’s proprietary, integrated payment technology platform reduces the complexity and enhances the experience of electronic payments.

Source: Repay Holdings Corporation

Contacts

Investor Relations Contact for REPAY:
repayIR@icrinc.com

Media Relations Contact for REPAY:
Kristen Hoyman
(404) 637-1665
khoyman@repay.com

Nortridge Software Announces Integration with REPAY

FOOTHILL RANCH, CALIF-(PRWEB)-Jan. 21, 2020

Nortridge Software LLC, a leading software provider for lenders and loan servicing companies nationwide, today announced that its Nortridge Loan System (NLS) is now integrated with REPAY, a provider of vertically-integrated payment solutions, giving lenders another payment gateway option.

“We’re always working to provide more flexibility and robustness for our customers,” said Greg Hindson, president and CEO, Nortridge Software. “REPAY joins other payment gateways so NLS users can choose the best option based on their preferences and pricing, or new NLS users that already use REPAY can have a seamless transition.”

REPAY provides integrated payment processing solutions to verticals that have specific transaction processing needs. REPAY’s proprietary, integrated payment technology platform reduces the complexity of electronic payments for merchants, while enhancing the overall experience for consumers.

“We are thrilled to partner with Nortridge Software to offer our shared clients powerful integrated payment and funding technology that enables them to securely accept payments and fund loans 24/7,” said Susan Perlmutter, Chief Revenue Officer, REPAY. “The integration between the two systems should make the payment collection and reconciliation processes easy and seamless, ultimately creating a better experience for our customers and their borrowers.”

Payment gateways in NLS now include REPAY, Merchant Partners, Payix, and ACI Universal Payments.

About Nortridge Software
Nortridge Software LLC provides lenders and loan servicers with the automation needed to more profitably originate, service, collect and report on loan portfolios. Since 1981, Nortridge has leveraged its experience in banking, lending, and software development to provide clients with quality software solutions and excellent support services. Today, the Nortridge Loan System is valued by loan servicing companies representing a wide range of industries and loan portfolio sizes. The company is headquartered in Foothill Ranch, Calif. For more information, visit: http://www.nortridge.com.

About REPAY
Repay Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: RPAY) provides integrated payment processing solutions to verticals that have specific transaction processing needs. REPAY’s proprietary, integrated payment technology platform reduces the complexity of electronic payments for merchants, while enhancing the overall experience for consumers. For more information, visit http://www.repay.com.

REPAY to Attend 22nd Annual Needham Growth Conference

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 3, 2020– Repay Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: RPAY) a leading provider of vertically-integrated payment solutions, today announced that the Company will present at the 22nd Annual Needham Growth Conference on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in New York, NY. The presentation will begin at 4:10pm ET.

The presentation will be webcast live from the Company’s investor relations website at https://investors.repay.com/ under the “Events” section. An archive of the webcast will be available at the same location on the website for 90 days.

Source: Repay Holdings Corporation

Investor Relations Contact for REPAY:
repayIR@icrinc.com

Media Relations Contact for REPAY:
Kristen Hoyman
(404) 637-1665
khoyman@repay.com

ACG Atlanta Announces the 2019 Deals and Dealmakers of the Year

ATLANTA – Oct. 17, 2019 – The Atlanta Chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth® (ACG), a global professional organization with the mission of Driving Middle-Market Growth®, recognizes the companies below as this year’s honorees. A celebration and the presentation of the awards will be held on November 21st.

“All of the awards selected this year exemplify ACG Atlanta’s focus on growth and demonstrate the strength and significance of Atlanta-based companies and investors,” said Melanie Brandt, President and CEO of ACG Atlanta. “Our winners achieved the highest performance and deal execution standards, representing the best of the highly qualified nominees this year.”

The ACG Atlanta Deals of the Year committee panel consists of a wide variety of ACG Member executives that comprise the local deals community. Nominations were considered based on the following criteria: economic development impact, complexity, involvement of strategic Atlanta business sectors, products or services with potential for significant local and global impact, and involvement of Atlanta investors, executives, and serial entrepreneurs.

ACG Atlanta will present awards to winners on November 21st at the Atlanta History Center. Herschel Walker, the University of Georgia football legend and successful businessman is the featured Keynote Speaker.

2019 Deal Honorees include:

  • Mega/Large Cap – SunTrust & BB&T Merger
  • Middle-Market – Argenbright Holdings & Delta Global Services
  • REIT – Cortland
  • Innovative Financing – REPAY Realtime Electronic Payments
  • Venture Deal – Salesloft
  • Dealmaker of the Year – Jim Childs, Managing Partner & CEO at Bowstring Advisors, a division of Citizens Capital Markets
  • Legend Award – Cam Lanier, Chairman & CEO of ITC Holding Company, LLC and ITC Capital Partners, LLC

About ACG Atlanta

The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) comprises more than 14,500 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 59 chapters in North America and Europe. Founded in 1974, ACG Atlanta is one of the oldest and most active chapters, providing the area’s executives and professionals a unique forum for exchanging ideas and experiences concerning organic and acquisitive growth. Programs include Atlanta ACG Capital Connection, The Georgia Fast 40 Honoree Awards and Gala, a Wine Tasting Reception, a Deal of the Year event as well as an active Women’s Forum and Young Professionals group. For more information, visit: acgatlanta.org or connect with ACG Atlanta via Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

REPAY Announces the Acquisition of APS Payments

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 14, 2019–Repay Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: RPAY) (“REPAY”), a leading provider of vertically-integrated payment solutions, today announced the acquisition of APS Payments (“APS”) for $60 million, of which $30 million was paid at closing. The remaining $30 million may become payable upon the achievement of performance growth targets. The closing of the acquisition was financed with a combination of cash on hand and proceeds from borrowings under REPAY’s existing credit facility.

APS, founded in 2008 and headquartered in Mesa, AZ, is an integrated payments provider focused on the B2B vertical. APS goes to market in the B2B vertical through key integrations with leading ERP platforms.

“APS fits our M&A strategy of acquiring high growth businesses with attractive margins, a strong existing distribution model, and technology enhancement opportunities – operating in large, fast growing addressable markets. In addition, APS provides us with end market diversification and organic growth opportunities, which we believe will help drive shareholder value,” said John Morris, CEO of REPAY. “We are thrilled to welcome the APS team into the REPAY family and look forward to working together to grow B2B electronic payments, as businesses continue to implement new payment technology.”

“Our mission has been to create highly robust, yet easy to use, payment solutions for our clients. We believe joining the REPAY team will enable us to advance that mission and capitalize on the on-going growth in B2B electronic payments, as businesses continue to implement new payment technology and move away from issuing and accepting paper checks,” said David Ford, CEO of APS.

Transaction Details

  • REPAY acquired APS for $60 million
    • $30 million was paid at closing
    • Up to $30 million may be payable through performance based earn outs, based on APS’ performance for the 12-month periods ending December 2019, June 2020, and December 2020
  • APS’ estimated full year 2019 metrics
    • Payment Card Volume – approximately $2 billion
    • Gross Profit – approximately $11 million
    • Adjusted EBITDA – approximately $6.5 million (includes $0.5 million of pro forma transaction processing cost synergies)
  • The closing of the acquisition was financed with a combination of cash on hand and borrowings under REPAY’s existing credit facility
  • Combined net leverage is expected to approximate 3.5x on a post-transaction basis1

Strategic Rationale

  • Organic Growth Opportunities
    • New vertical expansion and diversification into the +trillion dollar B2B market
    • APS is capitalizing on the on-going growth in B2B electronic payments, as businesses continue to move away from issuing and accepting paper checks
    • Large merchants, high volumes, large average ticket sizes, and low attrition rates characterize the B2B space, relative to most payment end markets
  • Opportunity to Leverage REPAY’s Technology Capabilities
    • APS’ technology infrastructure closely resembles that of businesses REPAY has acquired in the past; we understand how to successfully integrate and enhance these types of assets
    • Migration to REPAY’s technology platform and acceleration of ERP software integrations expected to result in substantial end market expansion
  • Shareholder Value Creation
    • The acquisition is immediately accretive to earnings

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating results, our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions with respect to future operations, products and services; and other statements identified by words such as “will likely result,” “are expected to,” “will continue,” “is anticipated,” “estimated,” “believe,” “intend,” “plan,” “projection,” “outlook” or words of similar meaning. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding REPAY’s industry and market sizes, future opportunities for REPAY, as well as the APS estimated full year performance metrics. Such forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of our management and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond our control. Actual results and the timing of events may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements.

In addition to factors previously disclosed in prior reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and those identified elsewhere in this communication, the following factors, among others, could cause actual results and the timing of events to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements: a delay or failure to integrate and realize the benefits of the APS acquisition and any difficulties associated with marketing products and services in the B2B vertical market in which REPAY does not have any experience; a delay or failure to integrate and realize the benefits of the TriSource acquisition and any difficulties associated with marketing products and services in the back-end processing market in which REPAY does not have prior experience; changes in the payment processing market in which REPAY competes, including with respect to its competitive landscape, technology evolution or regulatory changes; changes in the vertical markets that REPAY targets; risks relating to REPAY’s relationships within the payment ecosystem; the risk that REPAY may not be able to execute its growth strategies, including identifying and executing acquisitions; risks relating to data security; changes in accounting policies applicable to REPAY; and the risk that REPAY may not be able to develop and maintain effective internal controls.

Actual results, performance or achievements may differ materially, and potentially adversely, from any projections and forward-looking statements and the assumptions on which those forward-looking statements are based. There can be no assurance that the data contained herein is reflective of future performance to any degree. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a predictor of future performance as projected financial information and other information are based on estimates and assumptions that are inherently subject to various significant risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond our control. All information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof in the case of information about REPAY or the date of such information in the case of information from persons other than REPAY, and we disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication. Forecasts and estimates regarding REPAY’s industry and end markets are based on sources we believe to be reliable, however there can be no assurance these forecasts and estimates will prove accurate in whole or in part. Annualized, projected and estimated numbers are used for illustrative purpose only, are not forecasts and may not reflect actual results.

About REPAY

REPAY provides integrated payment processing solutions to verticals that have specific transaction processing and technology needs. REPAY’s proprietary, integrated payment technology platform reduces the complexity and enhances the experience of electronic payments.

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1 Calculated based on the estimated twelve months ending December 31, 2019 pro forma Adjusted EBITDA of REPAY, TriSource, and APS on a combined basis, after giving effect to new borrowings under the existing credit facility and assuming that all cash and cash equivalents, on a combined basis, offset REPAY’s post-transaction indebtedness.

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Source: Repay Holdings Corporation

Contacts

Investor Relations Contact for REPAY:
repayIR@icrinc.com

Media Relations Contact for REPAY:
Kristen Hoyman
(404) 637-1665
khoyman@repay.com

Credit Unions & Fintech Firms: A Great Partnership Opportunity

Is Your Credit Union Keeping Up with Modern Technology?

Seventy-nine percent of credit union members would leave their credit union for a financial technology (fintech) firm for convenience and easy access to services.

If you are a credit union, this figure should scare you. But don’t jump to any hasty conclusions just yet — you don’t have to invest a billion dollars in new technology. You can compete with larger financial institutions even if you don’t have the same access to funds.

You do have options. At REPAY, we empower credit unions to enhance the member experience. Our real-time payment technology solutions enable credit unions to provide faster, more streamlined digital service offerings.

Buy, Build, or Partner

Why build something brand new when you can partner or buy?

Banks and credit unions have been dealing with the rise of fintech by choosing one of three options: buy, build, or partner. A few large institutions have purchased smaller fintech disruptors and made them their own. For instance, SunTrust bought FirstAgain and rebranded it as SunTrust’s online lending arm, Lightstream.  Other banks have chosen to build their technology, as evidenced when Goldman Sachs introduced Marcus, its online banking service.

While buying or building new technology can work for large financial institutions, smaller establishments have chosen another route – partnership. Many credit unions are in a place where partnering with a fintech firm makes the most sense, regardless of how much capital they’re willing to spend on new technology.

This Forbes piece describes how most credit unions spend a similar percentage of assets (0.42%) on new technology, as compared to a group of nine mega- and regional banks. Credit unions only spend 12% less than the megabanks do, the difference due to their smaller size. However, credit unions can use that smaller size to their advantage by remaining agile and adaptable to ever-changing consumer demands.

As this PYMNTS.com article states, fintech firms “aren’t an adversarial force in the market for credit unions. Rather they are potential partners for filling the gaps in service offerings.” And we couldn’t agree more. Each side brings something valuable to the table.

  • Credit unions foster a much higher level of trust among their members when compared to banks and their customers. Credit unions also boast a much higher satisfaction rate than do most other financial institutions.
  • Fintech firms bring new technology and innovation, allowing members to make payments faster, apply for loans online, and transact business around the clock.

When the two partner up, your credit union runs in a more modern, efficient, and agile manner thanks to the introduction of new technology.

Fintech Helps Answer Your Most Common Questions

A partnership with a fintech business means you can use the most advanced technology to streamline service offerings. You can give your members better answers to their most common questions:

  • Can I apply for a mortgage with my credit union?
    • Why, of course, you can! And now, you can apply online, seamlessly submit documentation, and manage your loan payments on our mobile app.
  • Can I use my credit union for business?
    • Definitely! Not only can you open a business account, but you can also process customer payments. You can also text us for service and access your account 24/7.
Credit Unions and Fintech Firms Are Better Together

Well-run credit unions do not threaten fintech firms. They don’t want to be credit unions, and they rarely seek banking licenses. However, because fintech firms often specialize in a few specific services, it makes sense they would want to fill those solution gaps. Credit unions, on the other hand, are always looking for ways to provide better technology to their members. Therefore, a partnership between a fintech firm and a credit union is an ideal scenario, thereby providing all members with both cutting-edge technology and premier customer service.

In future articles, we are going to examine issues like technological trends for credit unions and how staying small and agile is an advantage in a market of banking giants. If you are curious about how the most advanced payment technologies can help your credit union grow, contact us to request a demo.

REPAY Joins the Symitar Vendor Integration Program

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 10, 2019–Repay Holdings Corporation, (NASDAQ: RPAY) (“REPAY”) a leading provider of vertically-integrated payment solutions, today announced that it has joined the Symitar® Vendor Integration Program (VIP). Participation in the program will provide REPAY with access to Symitar’s technical resources to enable REPAY’s proprietary payment platform to integrate with Symitar’s Episys® platform. The Vendor Integration Program is designed to help ensure that Symitar’s customers can easily deploy third-party products.

REPAY’s payment platform integrates with Episys via SymXchange™, a services-based programming interface that enables third-party vendors and credit unions to access the platform’s core data and business rules. The integrity of data is maintained throughout any data exchange, because access to business rules and data is managed through a service layer which governs these interactions.

REPAY’s payment technology aims to help credit unions reduce the complexity of electronic payments, increase member satisfaction, and enhance the member experience by offering convenient and secure payment options. The REPAY platform provides access to credit/debit card processing, Instant Funding, ACH processing, IVR/phone pay, text pay, electronic bill payment and presentment (EBPP) systems, and white-labeled member-facing payment portals, including web portals and mobile apps. REPAY’s inclusion in the VIP will make it easier for Symitar’s customers to use these advanced payment technology solutions to seamlessly accept payments and automatically update member payment data.

“Competition for new customers is fierce in the world of lending,” said Susan Perlmutter, Chief Revenue Officer of REPAY. “Having a multitude of friendly, self-service payment options for members, as well as state of the art collection tools that are integrated to their core platform, can be a game changer for a credit union. REPAY’s technology integration to the Episys platform can be a quick resolution to close this gap for our credit union clients.”

Symitar’s VIP takes the customer out of the middle, providing vendors with direct access to Symitar’s technical resources and test systems. VIP inclusion is not an endorsement of the vendor’s product.

About Symitar

Symitar®, a division of Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY), is a provider of integrated computer systems for credit unions of all sizes. Symitar has been selected as the primary technology partner by more than 800 credit unions, serving as a single source for integrated, enterprise-wide automation and as a single point of contact and support. Additional information about Symitar is available at www.symitar.com.

About Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.® (NASDAQ: JKHY) is a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry. Its solutions serve more than 9,000 customers nationwide, and are marketed and supported through three primary brands. Jack Henry Banking® supports banks ranging from community banks to multi-billion-dollar institutions with information processing solutions. Symitar® is a leading provider of information processing solutions for credit unions of all sizes. ProfitStars® provides highly specialized products and services that enable financial institutions of every asset size and charter, and diverse corporate entities to mitigate and control risks, optimize revenue and growth opportunities, and contain costs. Additional information is available at www.jackhenry.com.

About REPAY

REPAY provides integrated payment processing solutions to verticals that have specific transaction processing needs. REPAY’s proprietary, integrated payment technology platform reduces the complexity of electronic payments for merchants, while enhancing the overall experience for consumers.

Source: Repay Holdings Corporation

Investor Relations Contact for REPAY:
repayIR@icrinc.com 

Media Relations Contact for REPAY:
Kristen Hoyman
khoyman@repay.com