Press Releases

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.”

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Free Webinar Series on ACH / eCheck Processing Offered by ACH Direct and UMACHA

(ALLEN, TX – January 8, 2011) As consumer demand for electronic payment methods continues to surge it is becoming increasingly important for merchants to understand how to navigate the complexities that come with accepting ACH (eCheck) transactions. ACH Direct in partnership with the Upper Midwest ACH Association (UMACHA) is proud to once again offer a series of free webinars designed to help merchants navigate the regulations governing the ACH Network.

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ACH Direct and UMACHA Offering Free Webinar Series on ACH Topics

(Allen, TX – January 25, 2010) – The first in a series of 8 free webinars on automated clearing house (ACH) topics, hosted by ACH Direct and presented by Upper Midwest ACH Association (UMACHA), is scheduled for Tuesday, March 9 on an “Introduction to ACH.”

ACH Direct is proud to partner with UMACHA for the fourth year in providing a series of free webinars to educate participants on the many facets of ACH. This session discusses basic principles of the ACH Network, the history, legal framework, participants and flow of ACH transactions. It also provides details on where the Originator/Merchant fits into the “flow” of an ACH transaction and the route an entry takes before posting to the Receiver’s/Customer's account. The webinar series, produced and presented by the Upper Midwest ACH Association, is designed to provide basic to intermediate education on ACH for merchant participants with a concentration on specific aspects of ACH targeting merchant’s needs.

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Deloitte Designates ACH Direct a Tech Titans Fast Tech Company

Allen, TX - August 27, 2009 - ACH Direct, a full service payment processing company based in Allen, TX, today announced it has been included among the Deloitte 2009 Titan Fast Tech award finalists by the Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC).  In addition, as a Fast Tech five-year revenue growth finalist, ACH Direct is also eligible for Deloitte’s National Fast 500 Program.  The company also celebrates its second consecutive appearance on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America.

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ACH Direct Celebrates 10th Anniversary

(ALLEN, TX - November 5, 2008) - Time flies when you’re having fun.
ACH Direct, one of the largest and most innovative payment processors in the United States, celebrates its 10th anniversary this month, and what a fun ride it has been since the company’s humble beginnings in Southern California. The company was founded in 1998 and began by serving small business customers, such as health clubs, with recurring transaction processing needs.
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Free Seminar on ACH File Formats - Record Information Offered by ACH Direct and UMACHA

(ALLEN, TX – September 2, 2008)—The seventh and last webinar in a popular series of free webinars on automated clearing house (ACH) topics, hosted by ACH Direct and the Upper Midwest ACH Association (UMACHA), is scheduled for “ACH File Formats- Record Information.”
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Free Seminar on Unauthorized Entries and Stop Payments

(ALLEN, TX – May 21, 2008)—The fourth in a series of free webinars on automated clearing house (ACH) topics, hosted by ACH Direct and the Upper Midwest ACH Association (UMACHA), is scheduled for Tuesday, June 3 (originally scheduled for June 10) on “Unauthorized Entries and Stop Payments.”
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Free Seminar on Exception Processing (Returns & NOCs)

(ALLEN, TX – May 6, 2008)—The second in a series of free webinars on automated clearing house (ACH) topics, hosted by ACH Direct and the Upper Midwest ACH Association (UMACHA), is scheduled for Tuesday, May 13 on “Exception Processing.”
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Free Seminar on ACH Authorization Requirements Offered

(ALLEN, TX – March 25, 2008) The second in a series of webinars on automated clearing house (ACH) topics, hosted by ACH Direct and the Upper Midwest ACH Association (UMACHA), is scheduled for Tuesday, April 8 on “Authorization Requirements.”
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ACH Seminars Offered Free by ACH Direct and UMACHA

(ALLEN, TX – February 25, 2008) ACH Direct will host a series of webinars on automated clearing house (ACH) topics, produced and presented by the Upper Midwest ACH Association (UMACHA), beginning March 11, 2008.
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ACH Direct named SedonaOffice ''Partner of the Year'' for 2007

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SedonaOffice (www.SedonaOffice.com) recently named ACH Direct (www.ACHDirect.com) their partner of the year for 2007. SedonaOffice is the premier business and client management software in the security industry. An integral part of the SedonaOffice product is the end-to-end billing solution powered by ACH Direct. SedonaOffice clients are able to automatically process both Electronic Check (ACH) and credit card transactions, which are securely routed to ACH Direct for settlement. The solution also features automated posting and reconciliation of the payments to the SedonaOffice accounting system, resulting in significant time and dollar savings in the all-important billing process.
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ACH Direct Offers Easy Way to Ecommerce-Enable Websites with Secure Web Pay

(ALLEN, Texas)—October 3, 2007—ACH Direct, Inc., a leading technology provider of Automated Clearing House (ACH), electronic check, credit card and debit card transaction processing and risk management services, announced today the launch of its the new Secure Web Pay (SWP) product. SWP provides a simple turnkey solution for web-based payment processing, eliminating the need for extensive software development.
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ACH Direct Offers Easy Online Contribution Option With “Donate Now” for Religious and Charitable Websites

ALLEN, TEXAS – September 04, 2007 – Donating to a religious or charitable organization is now much easier for today’s rushed patrons with a simple online solution. ACH Direct, Inc., a leading technology provider of Automated Clearing House (ACH), electronic check, credit card and debit card transaction processing and risk management services, announced today that its “Donate Now” feature can easily be added to any religious or charitable organization’s website to process one-time and recurring donations through an automatic bank withdrawal or credit card charge.
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ACH Direct Provides “One-Click” Transaction Automation Through New QuickBooks Interface

ALLEN, TEXAS – May 24, 2007 – ACH Direct, Inc., a leading technology provider of Automated Clearing House (ACH), credit card and debit card transaction processing and risk management services, announced a new feature for QuickBooks users which automates the retrieval and posting of payment records.
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ACH Direct Adds First Data Credit Card Processing To Its Portfolio Of Payments Solutions

ALLEN, TEXAS – January 23, 2007 – ACH Direct, Inc., a leading technology provider of Automated Clearing House (ACH), credit card and debit card transaction processing and risk management services, today announced that First Data Corp. has certified the PaymentsGatewayTM platform to process credit cards payments.
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ACH Direct President Appointed To ETA's Strategic Leadership Committee

ALLEN, TEXAS, July 18, 2006 – The Electronic Transaction Association (ETA) recently appointed Jeff Thorness, President and CEO of ACH Direct, to the Strategic Leadership and Networking Forum Program Planning Committee.
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ACH Direct Launches Quarterly Newsletter For Its Customers

ALLEN, TEXAS, July 5, 2006 – ACH Direct, Inc., a leading technology provider of Automated Clearing House (ACH), credit card and debit card transaction processing and risk management services, today announced it has launched the first issue of its newsletter, ACH Directions.
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ACH Direct Launches ACH Education Program For Customers

ALLEN, TEXAS, May 30, 2006 – ACH Direct, Inc., a leading technology provider of Automated Clearing House (ACH), credit card and debit card transaction processing and risk management services, today announced that it is hosting a series of monthly educational teleseminars for their customers, designed to provide essential information about Automated Clearing House (ACH) electronic payments. The series begins on Tuesday, June 27, 2006.
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ACH Direct VP Awarded Scholarship To NACHA's Payments Institute

ALLEN, TEXAS, May 3, 2006 – ACH Direct, Inc., a leading technology provider of Automated Clearing House (ACH), credit card and debit card transaction processing and risk management services, today announced that its Vice President of Marketing, Deborah Matthews, AAP has been awarded a scholarship to NACHA's Payments Institute. SWACHA-The Electronic Payments Resource awarded the scholarship.
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ACH Direct To Exhibit At NACHA Payments 2006 Conference

ALLEN, TEXAS, April 26, 2006 – ACH Direct, Inc., a leading technology provider of Automated Clearing House (ACH), credit card and debit card transaction processing and risk management services, today announced that Deborah Matthews, AAP, Vice President of Marketing, will be a featured speaker at NACHA's PAYMENTS 2006 Conference to be held May 7-10, 2006 at the San Diego Convention Center.
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ACH Direct Announces Record Q1 Growth

ALLEN, TEXAS, April 17, 2006 – ACH Direct, Inc., a leading technology provider of Automated Clearing House (ACH), credit card and debit card transaction processing and risk management services, today announced across-the-board record growth for First Quarter 2006, versus the same period in 2005.
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Global Payments Announces New Payment Processing Agreement With ACH Direct

ATLANTA, April 11, 2006 - Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a leader in payment processing services, announced today an agreement with ACH Direct, Inc. to provide front-end credit card authorization services and back-end settlement for MasterCard and Visa transactions.
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ACH Direct To Exhibit At Electronic Transactions Association Annual Meeting

ALLEN, TEXAS, April 8, 2006 - ACH Direct, Inc, today announced that it will be exhibiting at the 2006 Electronic Transactions Association Annual Meeting and Expo to be held April 18-20, 2006 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. ACH Direct will have representatives on hand in Booth 127.
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ACH Direct Relocates Corporate Office To Allen, Texas

ALLEN, TEXAS, Feb. 2, 2006 - ACH Direct, Inc., a leading technology provider of Automated Clearing House, credit card and debit card payments processing and risk management services, today announced completion of the relocation of the corporate offices from Cathedral City, Calif., to Allen, Texas. The new 20,000 square foot facility currently houses 40 employees and a state-of-the-art processing center.
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Innovative Risk Management Tools Drive ACH Direct's Record Growth In 2005

ALLEN, TEXAS, Jan. 17, 2006 - ACH Direct, Inc., a leading technology provider of Automated Clearing House, credit card and debit card payments processing and risk management services, today announced record growth in 2005. ACH Direct processed more than $4 billion in electronic check transactions, a 56 percent increase over 2004.
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