Merchant services provider lands on prestigious list after explosive three-year growth and success

TEMECULA, Calif. – August 27, 2018 — National Merchants Association (NMA), a merchant advocacy group and innovative merchant services acquirer, was recently ranked No. 537 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in America.

The honor is the third time in consecutive years that NMA has made the prestigious list – a rarity in business with most companies qualifying only once. This ranking also places NMA at No. 26 in the financial services category.

Published annually by Inc. Media, the Inc. 5000 list has recognized the fastest-growing private companies in America for the past 38 years. To qualify, a company must meet the following requirements:

  • Established on or before March 31, 2014
  • Headquartered in the United States
  • Privately held, for-profit and independent company as of Dec. 31, 2017
  • At least $100,000 in revenue generated in 2014 and $2 million by 2017

The company’s 933 percent revenue growth throughout the course of the past three years is a testament to NMA’s tailored approach to payment processing. Additionally, NMA’s ability to serve a diverse group of merchants and partners, combined with industry leadership and advocacy – as well as exceptional rates and unparalleled e-commerce service offerings – helped propel the company to a higher standing.

“Being recognized by Inc. 5000 for the third consecutive year is an honor indicative of not only the on-the-ground work NMA is doing to help merchants thrive, but also the tremendous amount of work our team puts in to make it all possible,” says Heather (Petersen) Altepeter, CEO and Founder of National Merchants Association. “This recognition is just another motivator inspiring our company to transform the payments industry – one transaction at a time.”

NMA, which specializes in High Risk Done Right®, subscription-based and continuity e-commerce solutions, is a leader in merchant services and a true merchant advocate. To learn more about the company and its innovative solutions, please visit


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About National Merchants Association

National Merchants Association is a global leader in merchant payment processing services and is dedicated to helping merchants and agent partners grow their businesses by generating sales opportunities and maximizing profits. Ranked for the third year in a row among the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies, National Merchants Association owes much of its success to its strong commitment to advocacy. NMA works for agents to create a pro-businesses payments environment and for merchants to eliminate the unnecessary and unreasonable fees associated with accepting electronic transactions. Visit or call (866) 509-7199 for more information.