CEO Heather Altepeter to highlight e-commerce, subscription-based and continuity merchant needs during annual visit.

TEMECULA, Calif. – August 20, 2018 — National Merchants Association (NMA), a merchant advocacy group and innovative merchant services acquirer, will address Members of Congress and federal regulators on payments industry issues, with a focus on the growing trend of subscription-based and continuity e-commerce merchants, as part of the Electronic Transaction Association (ETA) Annual Capitol Hill Fly-in on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018.

The Fly-in, which will be attended by CEO Heather Altepeter, Chief Strategy Officer Jason Altepeter and Strategic Business Development Director Butch Hildebrand, comes at a pivotal time for NMA. The company, recognized in the industry for more than 10 years as merchant advocates and the high-risk experts, recently launched a number of products and solutions aimed at serving subscription-based business models, continuity e-commerce businesses and other merchants.

With payments issues in the spotlight with policymakers in Washington, NMA is joining fellow ETA members to make its collective voice heard. NMA will meet with Members of Congress who serve on the two Congressional Payments Caucuses, as well as federal regulators, to discuss issues facing the payments industry and provide insight into how the industry works.

“For years, NMA has been one of the few industry advocates embracing higher risk verticals – affording us the capability of articulating the complexity of subscription-based and continuity e-commerce merchants’ needs,” says Heather Altepeter. “This year, we’re making sure that the industry’s most challenged and scrutinized merchant voices are heard.”

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.