Our solutions are built with your business customers in mind to help you grow your portfolio, improve customer retention and increase revenue year over year. Meet the needs of your customers and drive long-term loyalty and growth with merchant services designed specifically for financial institution partnership. We partner to extend innovative, secure payment solutions to your customers while providing a personalized customer experience.
Competition in the financial services industry is unrelenting
Digital transformation, shifting regulations and fintech upstarts are just the beginning. We all saw the disruptions arising from COVID-19 only compound existing pressures. These challenges weigh heavily on the bottom line. Now more than ever, financial institutions need every advantage possible.
A report from The Strawhecker Group (TSG) identifies crucial advantages found by financial institutions that embrace merchant services.
The merchant services advantage
TSG’s research found education a challenge, with a third of small business bankers reporting lacking an understanding of merchant services.
Merchant services help businesses accept and process electronic payments like debit and credit cards. Merchant services include point of sale terminals, omnichannel payments online and in-app, security and fraud protection, regulatory compliance, and fast, convenient, reliable payment processing.
The advantages are clear: TSG’s research suggests merchant services account for 17% of SMB revenue for participating financial institutions.
Strengthened bonds, measured in the bottom line
TSG’s research also reveals three indirect benefits of offering merchant services: longer business relationships, increased product adoption and higher DDA balances.
- Longer business relationships. Financial institutions that offer merchants services maintain comprehensive, lasting relationships with their SMB customers: approximately 10% longer for merchant service customers.
- Increased product adoption. Merchant service customers are more open to cross-selling, accounting for an 8% increase in adoption of other services. Business deposits, treasury services, commercial loans, and business credit cards products all benefit.
- Higher DDA balances. Merchant service customers maintain DDA balances that average 11% higher than non-merchant service customers. Institutions that offer merchant services experience 10% to 50% increases in customer account balances.
Adding merchant services to your product offering opens additional revenue streams. From underwriting to continued account maintenance, we assume risk associated with the merchant contract. We free you up to focus on what you do best – deliver superior financial services.
We want to hear from you. If you are interest in exploring a partnership with EPNA to offer your business clients a personalized merchant solution, please contact us at [email protected] and we’ll reach back out between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM CST, Monday-Friday. If you require assistance with an existing merchant account, please call our customer service line 24/7/365.