Updated 1/30/2019: The website for Funds Transfer Alliance is no longer active, and the company’s Facebook page states that it is permanently closed. It is likely that the full Funds Transfer Alliance portfolio was absorbed by the BluePay brand, but it is also possible that Funds Transfer Alliance is still active under a different name. If you have any knowledge of Funds Transfer Alliance’s current status, please share that information in the comment section below this review.
Funds Transfer Alliance (the-fta.com) is a merchant account provider based in Phoenix, Arizona. Although Funds Transfer Alliance (FTA) has a very official-sounding name, this company is simply an independent sales organization much like most other merchant services providers. Funds Transfer Alliance claims to have been founded in 1999, but other sources show that it was incorporated in 2007, so the exact founding date is unclear. It also appears that Funds Transfer Alliance was acquired by BluePay at some point in late 2011. FTA uses First Data as its primary card processor but may use others depending on a merchant’s processing needs. Funds Transfer Alliance is a registered ISO/MSP of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Walnut Creek, California, with headquarters at 10429 S. 51st Street #100, Phoenix, Arizona 85044. Brian Martin is listed as the CEO of Funds Transfer Alliance.