Clearent Ranked 31st Among U.S. Merchant Acquirers


Payment Processor Climbs The Nilson Report's List of Top Merchant Acquirers for 6 Straight Years

Today Clearent announced that it advanced six spots on The Nilson Report's List of national merchant acquirers based on 2016 card processing volume. The company's volume grew by 19% over 2015 by providing industry-leading products and superior customer service.

In 2016, Clearent launched its new suite of omni-channel payment solutions that includes a custom-built Virtual Terminal and Hosted Payment Pages and buttons, which help business owners accept payments anywhere. Clearent also launched recurring payments for its Virtual Terminal, which helps merchants securely set up automated payments. To help merchants comply with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), the company launched the DataGuardian program, which protects businesses and their customers from the devastating effects of a data breach.

In 2017, Clearent expects to see growth from its March acquisition of Payment Alliance International's merchant services division. The company is also forecasting growth in its newest sales channel targeting Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), which it laid the groundwork for in 2016.

"As we climb higher on the list every year, it demonstrates that our commitment to transparency and responsive customer service is the right approach," said Dan Geraty, CEO of Clearent. "I would like to personally thank our partners and merchants for choosing Clearent."

About Clearent

Clearent is a full-service, fully integrated payment processor and merchant services provider. Its commitment to honesty and transparency has made it one of the most trusted companies in the payments industry. Clearent has more than 300 employees, 45,000 merchants, and $14 billion in processing volume. Its headquarters are in St. Louis, Missouri and it has offices in West Palm Beach, Florida and Louisville, Kentucky. From traditional point-of-sale terminals, mobile solutions, and tablet-based systems to a custom-built virtual terminal, eCommerce plug-ins, and hosted payments, Clearent can help small business owners securely accept payments just about anywhere. The company's proprietary processing system gives it more flexibility to deliver products that truly help its sales teams and partners stand out from the competition and sign more deals. It also helps the company deliver flexible pricing options, accurate, on-time residuals, and a suite of graphical portfolio management tools that are updated daily. Clearent's Next Day Funding service is also unique because of its 11:00 p.m. Eastern cut-off time, which is one of the latest in the industry. The company has consistently been named to several prestigious lists year after year, such as the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies, The Nilson Report's list of top U.S. acquirers, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Workplaces award, and the St. Louis Business Journal's list of fastest growing private companies. To learn more, visit or call 866.205.4721.