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November 2012

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BUSINESS PROFILE Meridian Payment Systems Credit Card Processing Just Got Personal CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS have become the lifeblood of practically any business, offering convenience for processing." Meridian consumers and accounting for trillions of dollars in purchases in the U.S. each year. The processing of credit and debit cards, also known as merchant services, has become an industry in its own right, offering a dizzying array of providers. And while choosing between merchant services providers may seem like a small detail for the busy business owner, Kevin Hodes of Meridian Payment Systems says it is one of the most important decisions he or she will make. "Obviously, business owners are always looking for a way to save money, maximize profits and streamline their business," Kevin explains. "The most overlooked, profit-eating part of any business in America is their credit card 88 FRISCO STYLE Payment nationwide merchant Meridian Systems has is a services provider and is a division of NPC, a leading provider in the electronic payments industry. distinguished itself by providing highly personal customer service at a highly competitive price. Kevin's website, www.swypit.com, provides merchants a clear understanding of the highly complex merchant services industry, as well as a personal profile of Kevin himself. "Typically, a lot of people want to know who someone is before they do business with them," explains Kevin, "So we created this site with a lot of really useful information. In any business, when it comes to your money, you should know with whom you are working. Many business owners will just jump in with the ADVERTISEMENT least expensive person in the merchant services industry, but the least expensive organization is not always the best option." Based on that philosophy, Meridian has created a loyal customer base consisting of businesses located both here in the DFW area and across the country. "We take care of everybody," says Kevin. "It doesn't matter the size of the business, we just want to make sure they are properly set up. My goal is to be there for people when they need help. They may just have a simple question, but they need an answer. Our support staff is the best in the industry. I am who I am in this industry today because of the people standing behind me. NPC is the largest provider of debit card and credit card acceptance in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to the small-to- medium size merchant. NPC has incredible No portion of this article may be reproduced without express written permission of Style Publishing Group, LLC. © 2012 • All rights reserved. THANKSGIVING

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