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101 Best and Most Innovative Illinois Based Payment & Fintech Firms and Startups

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based Payment & Fintech companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Payment & Fintech industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Illinois Payment & Fintech Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Braintree

Braintree

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Braintree’s payment platform provides all the tools online and mobile businesses need to accept payments.

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GTreasury

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Fully integrated cash and risk management solution to streamline processes and take your treasury functions from operational to strategic

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CardX

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CardX® provides zero-cost credit card acceptance solutions to businesses, government, and education.

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Tiv

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Tiv is a payments and rewards platform built with the gaming community at the core.

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AeroPay

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The payments company for the next generation.

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Arroweye Solutions

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Arroweye Solutions provides card marketing and production solutions for the payment card industry.

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Payline Data, LLC

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Platform for Killer Payment Experiences for in-app, in-store and online for buyers and sellers alike. Experience Payments Differently.

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Discover Financial Services

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Discover Financial Services is a direct banking and payment services company.

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Eved

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Eved is an event commerce company built by event experts for event experts.

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Mezu

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Mezu is the only mobile money app that puts privacy first, letting consumers give and get money without sharing any personal information.

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SwervePay

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SwervePay develops payment solutions for the healthcare and auto service industries.

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Acco Brands

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ACCO Brands manufactures and markets office and school products.

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Tidal Commerce

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Modern, Simple, Cloud-powered, Payment Processing and Merchant Services for businesses of all sizes.

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Pangea Money Transfer

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Pangea Money Transfer is a global remittance and underbanked financial services provider.

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NMI

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NMI provides payments enablement technology.

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PushCoin

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PushCoin is a digital wallet for students and payments hub for K-12 public and private schools.

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Accertify

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Accertify is a provider of fraud prevention, chargeback management and payment gateway solutions to merchants.

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Conotoxia

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Conotoxia Holding enables international money transfers, online currency exchange, multi-currency cards, online payments and Forex trading.

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PayLink Payment Plans

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PayLink Payment Plans provides payment plan financing and payment processing services as well as business solutions.

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Opus Consulting Solutions

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Opus Consulting Solutions is a leading payments domain-focused, technology-services.

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Bluepay

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Bluepay provides technology-enabled credit card payment processing services for businesses in the U.S. and Canada.

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ClassBug

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ClassBug is an online platform that enables users to manage their classes and accept payments.

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Printavo

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Printavo is a web-based, shop management tool, allowing screen-printers centralize their invoices, orders, scheduling, customers, and more.

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Blue Marble Payroll

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Blue Marble Payroll is an integrated payroll management solution that combines leading-edge technology with superior customer service.

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LineHop

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LineHop provides mobile ordering and payment solutions for the hospitality industry.

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Key Live

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Key Live is a live pay-per-stream platform helping talents to earn as well as get them closer to their fans.

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College Annex

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The marketplace for student rentals

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Bitcoin of America

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Bitcoin of America is a virtual currency exchange, registered as a money services business with the United States Department of Treasury.

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Hello Patients

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Hello Patients is a medical fintech service provider that aims to offer pricing transparency and payment efficiencies.

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FeeFighters

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FeeFighters enable users to compare credit card processing services.

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Communications Data Group

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CDG offers scalable, accurate billing and operational support solutions.

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Rocketr

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Rocketr is an all-in-one payment processing company for both cryptocurrencies and traditional payment methods.

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Ceannate

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Ceannate specializes in receivables management of education portfolios, education loan servicing, and government payments.

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SpiderRock Holdings

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SpiderRock Holdings is a provider of an online trading platform

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LoanPaymentPro

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LoanPaymentPro is a merchant services and technology firm servicing the debt repayment industry.

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Text2Drive

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SaaS, Automotive SMS Automation and Real Time text messaging, mobile bill payments with e-signature

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OneChain Capital

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OneChain is a cryptocurrency trading firm in Chicago.

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Data Management

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DMI provides services to hospital-based physician groups.

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K-Rise Systems

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K-Rise Systems is a software company that specializes in ERP integrated solutions, e-commerce, payment solutions and low code platform.

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Efficient Capital Management

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One of the world’s most successful trading firms.

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Bridge Legal

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Bridge Legal is an automated marketing, intake, and payments platform built specifically for law firms.

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CTL Global

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CTL Global is an industry leading Logistics, Transportation, and Technology Solutions provider for retail, financial, marketing

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FiveCubits

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FiveCubits provides supply chain management software enabling material suppliers to integrate transportation and payment processes.

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Matrix Payment Systems

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Matrix Payment Systems is an Illinois Corporation, privately held company.

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CannaTrac

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CannaTrac designs cashless payment systems for the consumer, retail merchant, financial institution, cannabis industry.

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FastWeb.com

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Fastweb is the premier online resource for paying and preparing for college.

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Radix Trading

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Radix Trading is a privately funded proprietary trading firm.

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SignMeUp

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SignMeUp.com provides a web service for Event Managers, Race Directors, Associations Managers, Meeting Planners and Marketing Managers.

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iam money

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iam money is a financial service company.

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eWaterPay

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Using mobile technology for the accountable collection of user fees to pay for the maintenance of water supply systems forever.

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CheckFree

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CheckFree Corporation is the leading provider of financial electronic commerce services and products.

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CODA Markets

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CODA Markets, an independent Alternative Trading System that optimizes liquidity aggregation for all market participants via an auction.

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Card Concepts

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Card Concepts delivers innovative payment, marketing and management solutions for the laundromat industry.

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InLattice

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Document Portal AR/AP Automation

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Blue Nova Technology

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Blue Nova Technology is a mobile, web, wearable technology, innovation, and information technology solution provider.

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POSRG

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POSRG is a POS hardware solution provider company.

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Ezic

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Internet Payment Platform that supports online processing of credit cards and electronic check transactions.

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Mepco

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Mepco offers fast, easy and flexible payment plan services.

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Check2Pay

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Check2Pay provides check payment processing solutions for mid and high-risk merchants.

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Konfirmi

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Chicago-based tech company bringing advanced customer authentication and on boarding solutions for online businesses of all sizes.

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AR Proactive

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AR Proactive offers emailing, online payments, collection, and financial services.

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PayNet LLC

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Cash + E-wallet Smart Kiosks like QIWI+PayPal

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U.S. Bank Freight Payment Services, Inc.

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U.S. Bank Freight Payment is a freight audit & payment firm letting shippers & carriers manage freight payment & audit for transportation.

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Mpayy

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Mpayy is a multichannel payment processor for individuals, small businesses, charities, political parties, e-commerce retailers.

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Today’s Business Solutions

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Today’s Business Solutions provides solutions for print management, mobile print, payment, scanning, point of sale and computer booking.

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Acceptance Solutions Group

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Acceptance Solutions Group provides a variety of wireless payment acceptance solutions to help borrowers build long-term financial benefits.

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Blackhawk Statement Group

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Blackhawk Statement Group engages in medical billing, online patient portals, payment, paperless solutions, security and compliance.

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North Shore Trust and Savings

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North Shore Trust and Savings is an institution based in Waukagen providing a complete service of financial aid to it’s consumers.

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BankCard POS

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BankCard POS is a restaurant POS solutions provider company.

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SPLEND

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Bill Splitting at Point of Payment.

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World Data Systems

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World Data Systems is a payment system authority offers its referral partners the ability to incorporate payment processing solutions.

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FedPayments Improvement

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FedPayments Improvement focuses on meeting the evolving needs of payment system users for end-to-end payment

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PAYMUNDO

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PAYMUNDO offers a global, secure method of processing for not only credit card payments, but ALL of your payments.

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Recovery Management Services

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Recovery Management Services is a full-service collection agency that provides loan recoveries, higher education & debt collection services.

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Ematters

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Ematters provides online payment processing solutions for regular mortar and regular brick business and e-businesses.

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4Access Communications

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4Access Communications, a private company, produces revolutionary point-of-transaction systems.

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Panacea

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Panacea is the simplest way to check your food stamps and cash benefit balance on your smartphone.

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Synchology

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Synchology enables brands to offer high touch debit and savings accounts that generate generous reward value and actionable data.

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K+H Connection

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K+H Connection is a wide platform that specializes in offering gift cards, payment, security and other fintech solutions to its customers.

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Currency Exchange

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Currency Exchange is a financial firm that provides money, transportation, payment and document services.

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Performance Card Service

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Performance Card Service is a domestic and offshore payment processing firm.

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Midwest Corporate Credit

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Business loans + Business lines of credit

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BSCI

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BSCI is an iMIS solution provider and development firm, offering payment gateway & iMIS support, product integration & accounting services.

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Index Futures Group

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Index Futures Group is a financial broker offering investing, wealth management and automated trading services.

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Pantheon Student Solutions

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Pantheon Student Solutions is a loan repayment company that offers loans for education with no charges also provides repayment solutions.

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Payment Pathways

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Payment Pathways provides privacy management software and payments identity solutions for money and information transfers.

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Proqyr Technologies, Inc.

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SAVE TIME AND MONEY ON YOUR FUEL PROCUREMENT WITH PROQYR

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Vendor Payment

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Vendor Payment is a financial firm dealing with Government Contractor & Accounts Receivable Financing, payments & handle billing.

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Traxcom Technologies

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Traxcom Technologies is a provider of secure transaction processing products and technologies.

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SVM Payments

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SVM Payments is a prepaid industry that creates prepaid card programs for businesses worldwide.

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CCI Merchant Services

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CCI Merchant Services offers payment processing services.

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JJS Global

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Finance / Merchant Accounts

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Lemonade Stand

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Redefining small business cross-platform POS with the cloud, apps, widgets and open APIs.

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Generations Credit Union

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Generations Credit Union provides deposit accounts, home loans, credit cards, insurance, retirement savings and online banking services.

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Empowered Point of Sale

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Empowered Point of Sale, Inc. creditcardsystemsforfree.com offers a full comprehensive line of free payment solutions.

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FingaPay

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FingaPay is a payment solution that enables customers and merchants to transact using text messages.

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Marseilles Bank

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Marseilles Bank provides banking services such as accepts deposits, loans, savings account, mobile banking, ATM, and debit card services.

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Innvoy

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A platform allowing you to discover how much other people are paying for car repair

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POMS

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POMS is an international professional organization representing the interests of POM professionals.

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A-T Financial Information

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A-T Financial Information, Inc. (ATFI) provides real-time financial market data and software to money managers, traders, banks, and other

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Hola Tip

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Hola Tip provides cashless tipping service.

Written by Tenner Smith

Tenner Smith - I have experience in financial intelligence and automated intelligence. In industry I have worked on artificial intelligence and machine learning. Tenner Smith is a reporter at DF media.

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