An i3 Verticals Company
Infintech is a merchant account provider headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company was acquired by i3 Verticals in August 2015. According to the company’s website, Infintech focuses its payment processing services to B2B merchants. As such, the company provides Level 2 and Level 3 interchange rates to qualified customers.
Infintech Headquarters and Ownership
Infintech is a registered ISO/MSP of Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Concord, California. The company is headquartered at 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Suite 110, Blue Ash, Ohio. Tom DeBord is listed as the CEO of Infintech.
Infintech Review Table of Contents
- Costs & Contract: Infintech appears to offer a three-year contract through i3 Verticals with an early termination fee of $375.
- Complaints & Service: Infintech has received fewer than 10 public complaints.
- BBB Rating: Infintech has an “A+” rating and has received 0 complaints in the past 3 years. The company has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 2010.
- Sales & Marketing: Infintech does not appear to hire independent sales representatives and has received only one complaint about its sales practices.
- Rates & Fees: How Merchants Got The Best Rates With Infintech
Types of Businesses Served
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Infintech Rates, Fees, and Costs
|Swiped Rate||1.00% - 4.99%|
|Keyed-in Rate||1.00% - 4.99%|
|Virtual Terminal Rate||1.00% - 4.99%|
|Early Termination Fee||$375|
|PCI Compliance Fee||$119 Per Year|
|Equipment Lease Terms||48 Month (locked)|
The standard Infintech Program Guide is a three-year contract with Charge Payment, LLC, a DBA of i3 Verticals. Infintech has previously claimed to offer interchange-plus pricing, but it has recently downplayed this in its advertising materials.
The company has also warned merchants about long-term contracts in the sales copy on its website. However, one of the public complaints that the company has received describes a three-year contract with an early termination fee of $375 and a PCI compliance fee of $119 per year, which seems to indicate a shift in the company’s position on long-term contracts. Additionally, the typical i3 Verticals contract repackaged by the company includes a built-in non-cancellable lease agreement through First Data Global Leasing.
Virtual Terminal and Payment Gateway Pricing
In addition to its storefront payment processing services, Infintech also dedicates a portion of its website that advertises its virtual terminal and payment gateway services. However, pricing on either of those services is not disclosed. Additional rates and fees, including gateway fees, technical support fees, batch fees, and additional transaction rates typically apply to these e-commerce services.
Level 2 and Level 3 Processing Services
In addition to its traditional merchant services, Infintech also advertises that it provides level 2 and level 3 processing for b2b and b2g transactions. Level 2 and level 3 processing rely upon different interchange rates than traditional consumer credit transactions. Accommodating those rates requires different payment processing technology from a merchant account provider to transmit the amount of data required to facilitate the transactions. These services are reserved for b2b and b2g purchases that utilize corporate credit cards.
Infintech Contract Terms
Given that there is only one public complaint that specifically mentions Infintech’s contract terms, we will assume that most merchants are able to qualify for competitive pricing and contract terms through Infintech. Merchants are advised to read their agreements carefully to ensure that all rates and terms are fully understood. Merchants are also encouraged to compare Infintech’s pricing to low-cost merchant account providers. If you have any knowledge of the standard Infintech merchant agreement (including early termination fees, PCI compliance fees, monthly minimum fees, and other costs), please leave that information in the comment section below this review.Are you happy with your Infintech fees? Tell us about them before your go!
Infintech Complaints & Customer Reviews
|Total Online Complaints||<10|
|Live Customer Support||Yes|
|Most Common Complaint||N/A|
Low Complaint Volume
We have located under 10 negative reviews about Infintech, one of which explicitly refers to Infintech as a scam or a ripoff. Most negative reviews available online have been left in the comments section of this review. The complainants primarily cite unexpected fees, poor customer service, and an unprofessional work environment for sales agents. In its rebuttal to one complaint, Infintech claimed that it never received the appropriate cancellation notice from the merchant. Nevertheless, the company agreed to refund the merchant for the monthly fees in dispute. In another, Infintech allowed the merchant to cancel without applying a $375 termination fee. These appears to be isolated incidents and have not seriously impacted Infintech’s score in this category, but a persistent series of similar complaints will begin to lower the company’s rating.
We have not found any outstanding class-action lawsuits or FTC complaints filed against Infintech. Dissatisfied merchants who wish to pursue a non-litigious course of action against the company should consider reporting it to the relevant supervisory organizations.
Infintech Customer Support Options
Infintech offers 24/7 phone support for its merchants, but this line may be serviced by the company’s backend processor. In any case, the company does not rank among the best payment processors for great customer service.
Infintech BBB Rating Summary
Key Points - BBB
|Product & Service Complaints||0|
|Billing & Collection Complaints||0|
|Advertising & Sales Complaints||0|
|Guarantee & Warranty Complaints||0|
Clean Complaint Record
Infintech has been accredited with the Better Business Bureau since 2010 and currently maintains an “A+” rating. The company is showing 0 complaints posted to its BBB profile in the last three years. Infintech has not received any informal reviews, although it should be noted that these reviews are not subject to verification by the BBB.
An “A” Performance
Given the company’s clean complaint record, we agree with the BBB’s rating in this case. Merchants should be sure not to rely on the BBB alone for validation of a company’s trustworthiness, as there are definite reasons to be skeptical of BBB grades.
Truth In Marketing & Advertising
|Employs Independent Resellers||No|
|Advertises Deceptive Rates||No|
|Discloses All Important Terms||No|
One Sales Complaint
Infintech appears to primarily market itself through the use of salaried sales agents, strategic partnerships, and traditional advertising. There is only one Infintech complaint at this time that describes deceptive practices by the company’s sales team, and the Infintech website does not feature any misleading rate quotes. The lone complaint about the company’s sales team alleges that Infintech advertised “no contracts” despite the fact that the company actually offers a three-year contract.
No Serious Red Flags
At the time of our previous update, the Infintech website included an explanation of Interchange-plus pricing (the most transparent pricing model available) and stated that Infintech only offers Interchange-plus to its merchants. It has since removed this text. Whether or not this change in sales copy reflects a change in policy is unclear. If you suspect that Infintech is charging you undisclosed fees, we recommend seeking a third-party statement audit to find and eliminate hidden costs.
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