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Heartland, AJB Partner to Reduce Merchants’ Transaction Costs

PRINCETON, N.J. and TORONTO -- Heartland Payment Systems Inc. formed a strategic partnership with AJB Software Design Inc. in an effort to help retailers reduce costs, as well as comply with security mandates; Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV); and other emerging forms of payment.

The partnership, announced at Retail’s BIG Show 2014: NRF’s 103rd Annual Convention & Expo, will enable Heartland’s Portico Gateway to support merchants through AJB’s Flexible Integrated Payments and Retail Transaction Switch solutions.

"We’re excited about our new partnership with AJB, a market leader in providing integrated payment solutions to some of the leading retail brands," said David Hogan, executive director of Heartland Payment Systems. "We look forward to collaborating and developing integrated solutions that harness best-in-class solutions to support the needs of the extended retail industry."

The combined solution is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of merchants, including convenience stores.

"Heartland is a game-changing leader in the payment processing industry,” said Bohdan Myroniw, director of business development for AJB. "Heartland’s Portico Gateway provides one of the most sophisticated approaches to interchange management. With AJB’s unique payment integration software and Heartland’s Dynamic Interchange Management solution, retailers can take advantage of this solution and still have lots of flexibility to choose payment devices that meet their needs."

Princeton, N.J.-based Heartland Payment Systems Inc., the fifth largest payments processor in the United States, delivers credit, debit and prepaid card processing, mobile commerce, e-commerce, marketing solutions, security technology, payroll solutions, and related business solutions and services to more than 275,000 business and educational locations nationwide.

Toronto-based AJB Software Design Inc. enables retailers to quickly comply with new standards and payment types, including mobile, EMV and more.

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