Since 1984, FirsTech has served the growing payment processing
needs of businesses across the country.
FirsTech, Inc. celebrates 30 years of
providing superior payment processing solutions for businesses.
FirsTech began its operations in 1984, serving the lockbox
processing needs of large utilities and has since expanded its
service offerings to meet the growing demands of various industries
- including government, insurance, utility, healthcare, telecom,
cable and finance. One such partnership, which began in 1984, is
with Ameren Illinois, formerly Illinois Power.
"Our relationship grew when FirsTech was
awarded a contract to provide walk-in payment centers for our
customers in Illinois and Missouri," says Diane Bortmess,
Supervisor Treasury Technology with Ameren. "Transitioning nearly
200 locations in the walk-in payment network to FirsTech was a
difficult task, but they did it with ease and the transition was
seamless for our customers. FirsTech is easy to work with, listens
to their customers and their service is outstanding. We look
forward to many more years with FirsTech."
"For three decades and counting, FirsTech
has proudly partnered with clients to help them effectively manage
and grow their operation through innovative solutions," says Melody
Lashmar, Executive Vice President of FirsTech. "We are extremely
grateful for our partnerships, and we are fully committed to
delivering best-in class, payment processing technology in 2014 and
FirsTech processes millions of payments
annually for customers nationwide through a comprehensive suite of
solutions including: electronic bill presentment; online bill pay;
mobile bill pay; customer service representative (CSR) payments;
direct debit; automated phone payments; lockbox; walk-in payment
processing; and electronic concentration of payments delivered by
the automated clearing house (ACH) network and other processing
With nearly 100 years of combined
experience, businesses benefit from the unique insight of
FirsTech's knowledgeable management team - which includes Howard
Mooney, President & CEO; Melody Lashmar, Executive Vice
President; Phillip Skaggs, Senior Vice President of Business
Development; Vijay Krishnan, Senior Vice President of Operations
& Project Management; and Christen McLeod, Associate Vice
President of Client Relations & Project Management.
For a complete look of products and
services provided by FirsTech, visit firstechpayments.com or call 1.800.800.1592.
FirsTech Inc. provides innovative payment processing solutions
to the government, insurance, utility, healthcare, telecom, cable
and finance industries. FirsTech processes millions of transactions
per year using the Fusion payment processing platform - which
provides industry leading bill payment channel integration for
walk-in bill payment processing at its 3,000 agent locations in 36
states - lockbox, online bill pay, IVR, mobile, CSR, bank bill pay
concentration (e-lockbox/e-box). For 30 years and counting,
FirsTech provides custom payment solutions to clients with a focus
on efficiency and execution. This results in higher customer
satisfaction and lower payment processing costs.
FirsTech is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Busey Bank through
First Busey Corporation-a diversified financial holding company
headquartered in Champaign, Illinois. More information about First
Busey Corporation can be found at busey.com.
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