National Payment Corporation is a merchant account provider headquartered in Waterville, Ohio. The company operated for almost 20 years as “Retriever of Ohio”, but it appears to have shifted its branding to the National Payment Corporation name over the past five years or so. Retriever of Ohio took its name from a now-defunct large ISO of National Processing Company (NPC) called Retriever Payment Systems. Founded in 1993, the original Retriever Payment Systems was purchased by Iron Triangle Payment Systems in 2006 and subsequently converted into a subsidiary of National Processing Company (NPC). Although the original Retriever Payment Systems is no longer active, there are multiple independent sales offices across the country that still use the Retriever name and logo. Retriever of Ohio was one of those locations. A few of the other independent Retriever offices are listed below:
- Retriever Merchant Solutions of South Holland, Illinois
- Retriever Medical/Dental Payments, Inc. of Valhalla, New York
- Retriever of Orlando, Florida, and of Memphis, Tennessee
- Retriever Payment Chicago of Geneva, Illinois, now Payroc
- Retriever of Jackson, Mississippi
National Payment Corporation is not affiliated with any of the locations listed above, and it does not report to a larger corporate entity called Retriever Payment Systems. It is a fully independent merchant account provider and this review will treat it as such.
Before we dive in, here's a short summary of what we'll cover:
- National Payment Corporation's various payment processing services.
- The company has received few complaints online.
- Contract specifics not available, but likely similar to Worldpay.
- The company offers B2B and B2G services on top of regular processing.
- Retriever Payment Systems: Reviews & Complaints
- Retriever Merchant Solutions: Fees, Comparisons, Complaints & Lawsuits
National Payment Corporation Payment Processing
National Payment Corporation processes all major debit and credit cards for most business types, including high-risk businesses. Their services include EMV readers and card swipers, POS systems from Clover and others, ACH processing wireless and mobile solutions, recurring billing, data reporting and analytics, PCI compliance, and gift and loyalty programs.
Location & Ownership
National Payment Corporation is listed as a registered ISO/MSP of Vantiv (now Worldpay) and is headquartered at 1052 Pray Blvd, Waterville, OH 43566. Mike Wilson is listed as the president of National Payment Corporation.
Table of Contents
- Costs & Contract: Appears to offer a multi-year contract through Vantiv that may…
- Complaints & Service: Has received fewer than…
- BBB Rating: Has an “A+” rating and has received…
- Sales & Marketing: Appears to hire independently contracted sales agents but has not…
National Payment Corporation Customer Reviews
Here's What Their Clients Say
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Low Complaint Volume
We are currently unable to locate any National Payment Corporation reviews that accuse the company of being a scam or a ripoff. There are a large number of complaints attributed to Retriever Payment Systems overall, and it’s possible that some of these were directed at the Ohio office, but none of the available complaints specifically refer to the Ohio location. Additionally, as an independent brand, National Payment Corporation has not generated its own negative reviews. We will therefore assume that National Payment Corporation offers quality customer support and generally does not engage in deceptive sales tactics. If you have your own National Payment Corporation review to make, please do so in the comments below.
National Payment Corporation Lawsuits
We have not found any outstanding class-action lawsuits or FTC complaints filed against National Payment Corporation. Dissatisfied clients who wish to pursue a non-litigious course of action against the company should consider reporting it to the relevant supervisory organizations.
National Payment Corporation Customer Support Options
The National Payment Corporation website offers dedicated phone numbers for customer support, and it appears that these channels are effective in resolving customer disputes.
National Payment Corporation Customer Service Numbers
- 800-455-4577 – Toll-Free Customer Support
- (419) 878-0310 – Corporate Office
- (419) 878-0311 – Fax
Other Support Options
- Customer support form
We have awarded the company an “A” in this section but do not consider it to be a top-rated merchant account provider for customer service.
National Payment Corporation Online Ratings
Here's How They Rate Online
No BBB Complaints
National Payment Corporation is showing Better Business Bureau accreditation since 2010 and an “A+” rating. The company has received 0 complaints in the last 36 months.
What Merchants Say
The company also has 0 reviews filed with the BBB in the last 36 months. Prior to that period, the last informal review described a positive experience using the company:
I would like to highly recommend National Payment Corporation. I am using their new Swipe Simple credit card processor on my cell phone. I have a company that exhibits at trade shows and take orders from customers. This was the best experience I have had using a credit card processor since I opened my business. It is extremely easy and the customer support has been outstanding. They spend many hours on the phone with me helping me setup the processor and explaining its features. I even called them last night from my trade show because I had a question. They were wonderful and answered my questions quickly and were very professional.
Customer service is an important aspect of resolving issues that arise with merchant accounts. Merchant account providers exhibiting excellent customer service are an important consideration for any business.
An “A” Performance Overall
Given National Payment Corporation’s clean complaint record, we agree with the BBB’s rating at this time, but readers should be aware that there are reasons to be skeptical of the BBB’s reviews.
National Payment Corporation Fees, Rates & Costs
A Closer Look at The Contract
|Monthly & Annual Fees
According to multiple National Payment Corporation reviews, an early version of the standard National Payment Corporation contract was an automatically renewing three-year agreement through National Processing Company with an early termination fee of at least $250, a PCI Compliance fee of $49-$180 per year, an annual fee of $99, PCI non-compliance fees of $19.95 per month, and other smaller fees.
National Payment Corporation Pricing
Despite advertising low rates and savings, National Payment Corporation does not disclose its rates other than listing that they start at 1.35%. As a registered ISO of WorldPay it is probable that its rates mirror theirs. WorldPay advertises rates of 2.90% plus $0.30 for swiped transactions and 3.30% plus $0.30 for those that are keyed in. However, a company representative has informed us that National Payment Corporation does not charge an early termination fee to the majority of its clients and only charges the $99 annual fee on a case-by-case basis. The same representative stated that National Payment Corporation discourages businesses from leasing equipment and is no longer partnered with Northern Leasing Systems for its equipment leases.
Virtual Terminal and Payment Gateway Pricing
In addition to its storefront payment processing services, National Payment Corporation also dedicates a portion of its website to advertising its virtual terminal and payment gateway services, provided by Authorize.Net. A typical merchant agreement through Authorize.Net includes a transaction rate of 2.90% plus $0.30, a gateway fee of $25 per month, and a batch fee of $0.15. However, as a reseller of its services, Leaders Merchant Services reserves the right to alter these terms and conditions.
Level 2 and Level 3 Processing Services
In addition to its traditional merchant services, National Payment Corporation 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.
An “A” Overall
Given the information provided by this representative and the lack of complaints specifically directed toward National Payment Corporation, we have assigned the company an “A” rating in this category. Still, National Payment Corporation is not considered to be one of the cheapest merchant accounts available.
National Payment Corporation Employee Reviews & Sales Tacitcs
Should You Work For Them?
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|Discloses All Important Terms
Inside and Outside Sales Staff
National Payment Corporation appears to utilize a combination of in-house agents, telemarketing, and independent sales agents to market its services. Generally speaking, this combination usually results in high complaint rates for a company, but we are currently unable to find any National Payment Corporation reviews that accuse the company’s sales agents of deceptive sales tactics. There are a large number of sales complaints filed on our overall review of Retriever locations, but it isn’t clear whether any of these complaints are directed at National Payment Corporation.
Previously Advertised Rates
At the time of a previous update, the National Payment Corporation homepage advertised rates that “start at 1.35%.” A company representative has stated that this figure is the company’s rate for signature debit transactions, but the website made no mention of the higher “Qualified,” “Mid-Qualified” and “Non-Qualified” rates that clients will pay on the majority of their transactions. We consider this type of rate quoting to be deceptive, since it may give businesses an unrealistic expectation of the rates they will be charged. This rate quote appears to have been removed from the company’s website since its rebranding, so it will no longer negatively impact its score. If you suspect that National Payment Corporation is charging you undisclosed fees, we recommend seeking a third-party statement audit to find and eliminate hidden charges.
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