, Hilltop Community Bank announced today the
finalization of a credit-card processing and check guarantee agreement
with NationalCard Processing Systems, a national credit- and debit-card
processing firm. The agreement calls for NationalCard to provide
direct sales and marketing support for the bank's merchant credit-card
processing program for all existing and prospective merchant accounts.
"As a community bank, we have always maintained focus on the businesses and consumers in our communities who prefer personalized banking services," said Hilltop Community Bank President and CEO Mortimer J. O'Shea. "The NationalCard partnership is a great example of that philosophy as it relates to our merchant accounts. State-of-the-art credit and debit card merchant processing technology coupled with strong personalized service is exactly what our business customers have come to expect from Hilltop."
"Both Hilltop Community Bank and NationalCard are service-oriented businesses that share a strong customer commitment. It's our pleasure to partner with Hilltop, providing them with the credit and debit card processing tools necessary to successfully service their commercial and DDA merchant accounts in today's environment while simultaneously enabling them to deliver on their personalized service promise," said Rafael J Garcia, Senior Vice President of NationalCard's Agent Bank Group.
Hilltop Community Bank is a NJ-state-chartered commercial bank which commenced operations in February 2000. The bank operates as a locally-headquartered community bank engaged in a general commercial banking business. With branches in Summit , Berkeley Heights and Madison, and administrative offices in New Providence, the Bank's service area includes surrounding communities in Union, Essex, Morris and Somerset Counties. For more information visit www.hilltopcommunitybank.com.
Headquartered in Rochelle Park, NJ, NationalCard provides a full range of credit and debit card processing services for financial institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations and major retailers throughout the country. NationalCard offers a comprehensive line of processing solutions that include all major credit and debit cards, business to business purchasing cards, check verification and check guarantee as well as electronic check conversion and gift/loyalty cards. The company also provides for a full range of point-of-sale terminals and industry focused software/hardware interfaces.