ACH Direct named to prestigious Inc. 5000 list for fifth consecutive year

(Allen, TX – August 27, 2012) ACH Direct is proud to announce placement on Inc. Magazine's list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive year. The 2012 Inc. 5000 list requires qualifying companies to be privately held, independent companies based in the U.S. Additionally, companies must meet specific revenue requirements that are measured from 2008 to 2011.

In recent years, ACH Direct has seen tremendous growth in many aspects including amount of jobs created, number of merchants served as well as products and services offered.

Much of ACH Direct's success can be attributed to sound company leadership and dedicated employees who are committed to providing customers with the most comprehensive selection of industry-leading payments products and solutions. Fueled by innovation, ACH Direct continues to create tools for payment collection and management, supporting businesses large and small as well as schools, government agencies, charities and more.

"We are excited and honored to be recognized by Inc. for a fifth consecutive year," said Jeff Thorness, Founder and CEO of ACH Direct. "We are fortunate to have loyal customers and an all-star team that help drive our business. We look forward to continued growth as organizations look to us for their payment processing needs."

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About ACH Direct
Founded in 1998, ACH Direct, headquartered in Allen, TX, offers merchants a variety of payments products and services, including ACH origination, check verification, identity verification, credit card and debit card processing. Dedicated to providing superior customer service and industry-leading technology, ACH Direct provides tools to help organizations of all sizes reduce transaction costs, mitigate risk and increase efficiencies. Additional information about ACH Direct can be found at

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