North American Bancard, an industry leader in credit card processing and provider of PayAnywhere mobile point of sale solutions, announced today it's been named the 2014 Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) Star Awards "ISO of the Year" at the 2014 TRANSACT conference in Las Vegas. The ETA Star Awards recognize companies that have made a significant contribution through innovation and business practices, and have helped advance the industry over the past year.

Among its many accomplishments over the past year, North American Bancard most recently introduced PayAnywhere Storefront, the industry's first free tablet placement program. The complete countertop solution comes with a free tablet and stand with a built-in card reader and a free app providing advanced business intelligence features, eliminating any upfront costs to the merchant while providing the latest in payment acceptance technology.

"I couldn't be more thrilled to accept this award from ETA on behalf of our entire organization," said Marc Gardner, founder and CEO of North American Bancard. "This is one of the highest honors in our industry, and it's great to be recognized for all the hard work and amazing results our team has produced in the past year. I truly believe we're helping to steer the industry in a new direction and I'm excited to see what the next year brings."

Beyond the introduction of PayAnywhere Storefront, North American Bancard has focused on a number of initiatives to help set it apart from its competition, including:

A registered ISO program to help sales partners grow by providing unlimited capital to build their brand, hire staff, and assist with registration fees.

Certified technicians that provide installation, configuration and training to get merchants up and running smoothly.

Point & Pay technology that provides fully integrated payment solutions for local and state governments, courts, law enforcement agencies, utility companies, learning institutions, rental properties and healthcare providers.

Multi-million dollar infrastructure investment to improve financial reporting, business applications, CRM, database management, business intelligence, risk management systems, customer service and technical support teams.

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