Fidelity Payment Services: Card Processing Reviews & Complaints

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Company Overview

Fidelity Payment Services markets merchant accounts and credit card processing services to U.S., Canada, and UK merchants on behalf of several processors such as First Data (now Fiserv), Chase Merchant Services, and Elavon.

In 2022, PSG bought Fidelity.

Fidelity Payment Services Payment Processing

Fidelity Payment Services processes all major debit and credit cards for most business types. Their services include EMV card readers and swipers, POS solutions, mobile payments, ACH and e-check payments, e-commerce solutions including access to virtual terminals and payment gateways, and gift and loyalty programs.

Location & Ownership

Fidelity Payment Services is a registered ISO/MSP of Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Concord, CA; Elavon, Inc., GA; and US Bank Minneapolis, MN. Headquartered at 141 Flushing Ave Ste 501, Brooklyn, NY 11205, the company claims to have begun operations in 1996 but shows an incorporation date of 2004. It is unclear if the company operated under a different name prior to 2004, or if it operated without incorporating it before that time. David Ilowitz is listed as the CEO of Fidelity Payment Services.

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Fidelity Payment Services Customer Reviews

Here's What Their Clients Say

Key Points

Total Online Complaints <10
Live Customer Support Yes
Most Common Complaint N/A
Recent Lawsuits No

Low Complaint Total

As of this review, we are able to locate only a few negative Fidelity Payment Services reviews, some of which were filed in the comment section of this review. One Fidelity Payment Services complaint cited difficulty canceling the service and undisclosed fees but later added updates indicating that the company provided a satisfactory resolution to the issue. Since Fidelity acts as a reseller in many cases, it is possible that some reviews get filed under the names of its backend processors, but there is no mention of Fidelity in any complaints filed against other processors at this time. In fact, most of the public reviews filed about Fidelity are positive testimonials. If you have a Fidelity Payment Services review to make, please do so in the comments below.

Fidelity Payment Services Lawsuits and Fines

We have not found any outstanding class-action lawsuits or FTC complaints filed against Fidelity Payment Services. Dissatisfied clients who wish to pursue a non-litigious course of action against the company should consider reporting it to the relevant supervisory organizations.

Fidelity Payment Services Customer Support Options

The company appears to handle the customer service of its accounts directly, which may be a major contributing factor to its low complaint total. Fidelity’s support team appears to function at a level that is comparable to even the top payment processors for great customer service.

Fidelity Payment Services Customer Service Numbers

  • (718) 782-2823 – General Support
  • (877) 627-8472 – Canadian Support

Other Support Options

  • Customer support form

Fidelity Payment Services Online Ratings

Here's How They Rate Online

Online Ratings Summary

BBB Reports 3

Under 5 Complaints

As of this review, Fidelity Payment Services is accredited with the Better Business Bureau and holds an “A+” rating with 2 complaints filed in the last 36 months. 1 complaint was resolved to the satisfaction of the client while the other was either resolved to the dissatisfaction of the client or had no final response.

What Merchants Say

In addition to the 2 complaints filed on Fidelity Payment Services’ BBB profile, the company has also received 1 informal review, which was positive. A previous negative review against the company was left by a client who expressed their disapproval of the company’s customer service:

I think the representatives and employees of Fidelity, Cardknox are dishonest and crooks. We signed on with their services to get our website ready to process credit cards. We we told we would not be charged until we were operational. The website people failed and the business never took off but we were notified by our bank that our account we opened with $2000 was closing and NO money was left. Fidelitly and card knox charged the account without us being aware until there was nothing left. They never processed one thing for us and when asked for a refund over a month ago no one has contacted us since. DO NOT TRUST THESE PEOPLE!!!!!!

Businesses that choose providers with a track record of great customer service can avoid situations like these.

An “A” Performance

In light of Fidelity’s complaint volume and resolution ratio, we agree with the BBB‘s rating. However, it should be noted that there are good reasons to view the BBB’s information with skepticism.

Fidelity Payment Services Fees, Rates & Costs

A Closer Look at The Contract

Key Points

Cancellation Penalties Yes
Monthly & Annual Fees Yes
Processing Rates Variable
Equipment Leasing Yes

Variable Pricing

An agent of Fidelity Payment Services informed us that pricing and contract terms will vary according to the client’s processing requirements and the processor that is paired with the client. However, the agent suggested that most small businesses will be subject to industry-standard contracts which usually run for 2-3 years with early cancellation penalties ranging from $200-$500. For this reason, businesses are advised to carefully read and understand the terms of their contracts before signing through Fidelity Payment Services.

The Fidelity Payment Services Program Guide outlines a 3-year term through First Data (Fiserv) with an early termination fee of $495 and an undisclosed monthly minimum fee. As of this review, it is unclear if Fidelity charges annual or monthly PCI Compliance Fees or if these fees vary depending on which processor Fidelity assigns to the merchant.

A standard First Data (Fiserv) agreement is typically a multi-year contract with an early termination fee of $495, a monthly PCI compliance fee of $19.95, and tiered pricing. Businesses that process up to $50,000 each month will receive a swiped rate of 2.69% plus $0.19 and a keyed-in rate of 3.69% plus $0.19. Businesses whose monthly charges exceed $50,000 will receive a swiped rate of 2.29% plus $0.19 and a keyed-in rate of 3.29% plus $0.19. Another facet of these contracts are non-cancellable, long-term equipment leases through First Data Global Leasing.

Fidelity Payment Services does have the freedom to alter these terms depending on a client’s size, business type, and processing history as a reseller of First Data (Fiserv). However, with a lack of readily available information on the company’s rate and fee structure, merchants considering its services should refer to First Data (Fiserv) as a point of reference.

Virtual Terminal and Payment Gateway Pricing

In addition to its storefront payment processing services, Fidelity Payment Services also dedicates a portion of its website to advertising its virtual terminal and payment gateway services. The company lists multiple partnerships with gateway providers such as Authorize.Net, USAePay, eProcessing Network, Charge Anywhere, and the Payeezy First Data Global Gateway in addition to the company’s proprietary service FideliPay.

Though FideliPay’s pricing is not disclosed, the company resells the services of Authorize.Net, whose pricing is readily available. Businesses using’s payment gateway will be charged a 2.9% plus $0.30 per-transaction fee, a $25 monthly gateway fee, and a daily batch fee of $0.10.

It should be noted that as a reseller of Authorize.Net and other payment gateway services, Fidelity Payment Services may alter the terms and conditions of those rates and fees.

Industry-Average Terms

In general, there are not any Fidelity Payment Services complaints that mention excessive fees or damaging policies despite the fact that the company’s contract terms are roughly average for the industry. Business owners are still encouraged to compare Fidelity’s pricing to the cheapest merchant account providers. If you have any information regarding Fidelity Payment Services rates and fees, please leave it in the comment section below.

We also encourage readers to check out our list of the providers of the best merchant accounts.

Fidelity Payment Services Employee Reviews & Sales Tacitcs

Should You Work For Them?

Key Points

Uses Independent Resellers Yes
Telemarketing Likely
Misleading Marketing No
Discloses All Important Terms No

Inside and Outside Sales Staff

Fidelity appears to hire fully employed inside sales agents and independent outside sales agents (ISAs). The hiring of ISAs would usually lower a company’s rating in this section, but it does not appear to have resulted in negative Fidelity Payment Services reviews like it often does for most other companies. In general, this compares favorably to our list of best credit card processors.

No Deceptive Advertising

Additionally, Fidelity does not appear to use any deceptive marketing or sales tactics that were apparent to this reviewer. We have therefore assigned the company an “A” rating in this section, but if you suspect that Fidelity’s sales team has added undisclosed fees to your account, we recommend seeking a third-party statement audit.

Our Fidelity Payment Services Review Summary

Our Final Thoughts

Overall, Fidelity Payment Services appears to be an upstanding credit card processing company, but its industry-average terms prevent it from being considered a top-rated merchant account provider. Since it acts as a reseller for the merchant services of several different credit card processors, business owners will want to find out which company will be providing service before signing. Also, be sure to research all companies that will be involved with providing your credit card services because Fidelity may have little control of your experience with a third-party company.

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Your Comments & Reviews

How Did Fidelity Payment Services Treat You?

27 Responses

  • Ewa

    Studio Figura Ewa LLC

    It was recommended to me, at first everything was fine. Nice representative. During the cooperation, he answered e-mails and telephones. In addition to the regular fees charged an extra 10% on each transaction as a separate collateral account. After closing the account and cooperation, the money should be transferred to my account, but so far it has not been received. This has been going on for three months now. I do not recommend. No one can be contacted, I left a message on the answering machine, no one called back.

  • Caren Redlich LCSW

    Senior Direct NY

    Michael Schiller did a fabulous job explaining the credit card payment process. He was also very nice and patient too!

  • Nathaniel McClain

    we had an issue with processing that was only due to lack of knowledge but when we emailed the issue, within minutes we received an email and call with the solution as well as an over and beyond help to test out the system. We greatly appreciate the help and service we received today

    • Hi Nathaniel,

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  • hey are thieves, I had been with them for years, the credit cards stopped processing and directed me thru hoops at a critical time. instead of helping me they sent me into multiple different directions. Because of this incident of poor customer support that was their fault to begin with; we reviewed all the accounts and saw that they were not sending all the credit card transactions. we then switched to another provider. after such time they kept drawing money from my account, and no matter how much we kept trying to stop it, they kept drawing money directly from my account. They kept saying they will reimburse us. They never did… this will unfortunately end up in the courtroom.

    This post will help: Why Credit Card Processors Hold Funds


  • Direct Building Products

    Five star customer service! Always ready and available to assist their customers.

    • Hello,

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  • Yitty Oppman

    Fidelity merchant service is excellent, this was my best decision I’ve ever made, to use fidelity.
    Especially with the first hand service from Avi, he is amazing.

    Thanks to all of you keep it up

    • Hi Yitty,

      Please reply to this comment with your business name and location in order to authenticate your testimonial. Thanks!

  • Could not ask for better or more competent service! Always a live person available to respond to questions or issues and always a professional solution with a pleasant disposition. Thank you.


    I have been using Fidelity for nine years and have been very happy. They have excellent customer service and are always happy to help in case of any problems.

    • Hi Nema,

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    HORRIBLE COMPANY , THEY continued to take money out of my bank account , with different names after my account with them has been closed for years. I was not never in contract with them!!! and i had been calling them for months already and still they do not fix the problem., they would promise to remove, but never kept up to their word.

  • Mo - Hvac Depot

    Although we constantly receive solicitations by other card processos, I don’t even consider their offers, for the sole reason that I know that if I notice any issue with CC receipts, help is just a phone call away. I feel as though I am simply calling the extension of a coleauge to verify a bit of information, and its resolved. (Although I am sure that Fidelity’s rate are competitive as well, that is not the motivation that solidifys HVAC’s relationship with Fidelty)

    • Hi Mo,

      In order to authenticate your testimonial, can you reply to this comment with your business name and location?

  • Fidelity continued to take money out of my bank account after my account with them has been closed. I was not in contract with them, and no explanation was given.
    I have found Fidelity to be extremely dishonest and throughout my 3 year account with them, I was constantly being charged “fees” for unexplained reasons.
    When I would call, they would promise to remove, but never kept up to their word.

    • I have since been contacted by one of the managers at Fidelity, he was much more attentive to my needs and has since refunded the debit that was taken out of the account.

  • We have a POS system with fidelity they have the best customer services a ever had, and the rates are the lowest possible a few other providers were running after us and they couldn’t match it…

    • Hi John,
      In order to authenticate your testimonial, please reply to this comment with your business name and location.

  • I have been a happy Fidelity merchant for over 4 years now. I have sales reps from other companies coming in to me very often but they are never able to beat their rates.

    • Phillip CPO

      Hi Sam,

      In order to verify this testimonial, please reply to this comment with your business name and location. Thanks!

  • I found their staff to be very knowledgeable and helpful. I worked for a small business that closed after it’s first year, and they were extremely understanding. Both the application and closing processes were smooth. Very positive attitude, a pleasure to work with them.

  • I used Fidelity for a little over a year and every month i kept on getting huge fees with no actual explanation i kept on calling the office and all they said was the bank charges them. I got so fed up and switched to another merchant provider and i so far i have not gotten 1 extra fee.

  • I just want to make clear some of the thing that was mentioned in your review, 1) they do handle customer service and not only that but they have a full team of tech support for any technical issue and they have almost everything that the actual bank provides and they have a very close relationship with the banks

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