ACH Direct renamed Forte Payment Systems

Allen, TX (March 28, 2013) ACH Direct, one of the nation’s leading providers of payment processing solutions, announced today that as part of their new brand identity, they have changed their name. The company will now operate as Forte Payment Systems.

“We are very excited to announce the launch of our new company name, which is one of the key initiatives within our long-term strategic plans for the growth of our organization,” says President and CEO Jeff Thorness. “The resulting name change will better reflect the high quality of service and broad array of solutions that we provide to our customers.”

This planned corporate name change not only reflects the company’s evolution over the last few years, but also consolidates several brands into one cohesive identity. This initiative pulls together ACH Direct’s products and services, such as Payments Gateway, Federal Payments, Slyde mobile solution, and more, further expanding the broad range of payment processing solutions available to customers.

“When choosing our new name, we wanted a name that was meaningful and relevant to our company,” Thorness said. “I feel that Forte aptly describes our strong capability in providing payment processing services.”

Merchants can expect to see the launch of many new products and services in the coming months, offering exciting capabilities that weren’t previously available. These new solutions will not only improve usability, but will also offer unparalleled flexibility, customization, and refinement. In short, Forte will meet all of its customers’ payment needs with one fast, easy, and reliable solution.

About Forte Payment Systems

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Allen, Texas, Forte Payment Systems offers merchants a broad range of payment solutions, including credit card and debit card processing, ACH/eCheck origination, check verification and fraud prevention. Through superior customer service and industry-leading technology, Forte is dedicated to helping organizations of all sizes grow and prosper by reducing transaction costs, mitigating risk, and increasing efficiencies. Additional information about Forte is available at