Founded in 2009
Payments by Wave is a credit card processing service offered by Wave Accounting Inc., a Toronto-based software provider. Wave was founded in 2009 and has since expanded its its initial service (free online accounting software) to include invoicing, payroll, personal finance, PayPal integration, and receipt management. The company appears to have debuted its debit and credit card processing service in late 2012, with its mobile payment service for iOS still in beta testing. The company also provides merchants with accounting, invoicing, payroll, and receipts services.
Payments by Wave Location and Leadership
Payments by Wave offers merchant accounts through Vantiv (and previously used Stripe), but the service is activated through the company’s accounting software rather than through Vantiv’s website. Vantiv is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank as its acquiring bank, and Wave is headquartered at 501 – 235 Carlaw Ave Toronto, ON M4M 2S1. Kirk Simpson is listed as the CEO and co-founder of Wave Accounting.
Payments by Wave Review Table of Contents
- Costs & Contract: Payments by Wave offers month-to-month, pay-as-you-go payment processing via Vantiv.
- Complaints & Service: Payments by Wave has received fewer than 10 public complaints.
- BBB Rating: Payments by Wave has an “A+” rating and has received 48 complaints and 15 reviews in the past 3 years. The company has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 2013.
- Sales & Marketing: Payments by Wave does not engage in misleading sales tactics and has not received complaints about its sales team.
- Rates & Fees: How Merchants Got The Best Rates With Payments by Wave