Note: As of December 2021 the Prestige Payment Systems website is down and the BBB believes they are out of business. We will no longer be updating this review, though we will leave it up. If you have any information that Prestige Payment Systems is still in business, please let us know in the comments below.
A First Data Reseller
Prestige Payment Systems is a Portland, Oregon-based merchant account provider that has been active since 2007. The company is a reseller of First Data (now Fiserv) and a DBA of National Payment Systems, LLC. Prestige Payment Systems is often confused with PPS USA, a Los Angeles company that formerly went by the name of Prestige Payment Systems but changed its name to avoid being associated with the company that is the subject of this review.
Prestige Payment Systems Leadership
The Better Business Bureau lists Brad Law as the managing member at Prestige Payment Systems, but Jonathan Beckman is the registering agent for Prestige’s DBA, National Payment Systems LLC. We have located an online comment claiming that Brad Law and Jonathan Beckman have launched a new payment processing venture called “Performance Merchant Alliance,” but we have been unable to confirm some of the details related to this new venture. Performance Merchant Alliance has transitioned to the new brand identity of Freedom Card Solutions, and you can see the latest information that we have found in our Freedom Card Solutions review. LinkedIn has Izak Zabek as the CEO.
Other Possible Identities
In addition to the information we have found about Performance Merchant Alliance, we have received public comments below this review and private correspondence claiming that Prestige Payment Systems is also operating under the brand names “United Card Solutions,” “National Card Solutions,” and “Direct Processors.” These companies are based in Portland, Oregon, and do not disclose the identities of their executive teams. To learn more about these three companies, see the reviews we have written for each one. Additionally, the BBB page for Prestige lists “AffordablePaymentSolutions.com” as the Prestige website, though the link is not functioning.
Prestige Payment Systems Payment Processing
Prestige Payment Systems appears to process most major debit and credit cards. Their website gives shockingly little info on what exactly services they offer, but if the websites of their DBAs are any indication, we can assume that the company offers POS solutions including mobile readers and countertop terminals, e-commerce solutions, telephone payments through a virtual terminal, PCI compliance, EMV, and gift card options for merchants.
Prestige Payment Systems Location
Prestige Payment Systems is a registered ISO of Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Walnut Creek, California, and as of this review is headquartered at 707 SW Washington St Ste 800, Portland, OR 97205, although multiple sources also refer to an address at 615 SW Broadway Ste 310, Portland, Oregon 97205 and a Vancouver, Washington location. Other sources list an address at 80 Blue Ravine Rd, Folsom, California 95630.
Prestige Payment Systems Review Table of Contents
- Costs & Contract: Prestige Payment Systems offers a three-year contract through First Data (Fiserv) with a variable early termination fee.
- Complaints & Service: Prestige Payment Systems has received more than 100 public complaints.
- BBB Rating: Prestige Payment Systems has no rating with the Better Business Bureau and has received 14 complaints and 1 review in the past 3 years.
- Sales & Marketing: Prestige Payment Systems hires independent sales agents and has received a high number of complaints about its sales practices.