Updated 1/24/2019: The EMV Payment Systems website is no longer active, and it appears that it has not been active since early 2016. It appears that EMV Payment Systems is no longer a functioning brand, although its possible affiliate company, Eschelon Merchant Services, remains active. If you have any information about the current status of EMV Payment Systems (including any rebrandings or DBAs), please share that information in the comment section below this review.
EMV Payment Systems (emvpaymentsystems.com & emvmidwest.com) is a merchant account provider with offices in Henderson, Nevada, and Schaumburg, Illinois. The company’s Schaumburg office does business under the name of “EMV Payment Systems Midwest.” The EMV Payment Systems website primarily discusses the upcoming EMV liability shift and the need for business owners to purchase EMV-compatible equipment, but merchants should be aware that the company also supplies merchant accounts in addition to credit card terminals. Unfortunately, the company’s website does not disclose which company will provide the merchant accounts attached to its POS equipment.
The Better Business Bureau lists Daniel Drake as a managing member of EMV Payment Systems, and there is also a Daniel Drake who is listed as the vice president of business at Eschelon Merchant Services in Phoenix, Arizona. There are also two social media profiles that list Phoenix, Arizona, as the location of EMV Payment Systems. As a final consideration, both Eschelon Merchant Services and EMV Payment Systems are the subjects of multiple merchant complaints describing very similar “slamming” tactics, particularly with regard to equipment leased through First Data Global Leasing and Northern Leasing Systems. At this time, the available evidence suggests that Eschelon Merchant Services and EMV Payment Systems may be linked, but potential EMV Payment Systems merchants are encouraged to inquire about the identity of the company that will provide their credit card processing. Both Eschelon and EMV Payment Systems are registered ISO/MSPs of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Walnut Creek, California. According to the BBB, EMV Payment Systems is headquartered at 2520 St Rose Parkway, Henderson, Nevada 89074, and the company’s principal is B. Lambert.