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Helcim.com Launches Merchant Services in the US

Canada NewsWire

CALGARY, Oct. 31, 2013 /CNW/ - After 7 years in Canada, Helcim Inc. has announced that it has opened its doors to merchants south of the border. Under the subsidiary HELCIM USA INC., US merchants can now sign up for credit and debit processing using Helcim's Mobile, Virtual Terminal and Retail Terminal solutions.

While US merchants have experienced many advancements in the payment industry including the Durbin amendment and the surcharge ruling, fees associated with accepting card payments continue to be a heated issue.

"Just like Canada, there is a big integrity gap in the American card acceptance industry," says co-founder Nicolas Beique. "This is an industry that thrives on misleading its customers with complicated rate structures and by finding new fee schemes such as monthly PCI compliance fees."

With no cancelation fees and clear Cost+ pricing, Helcim is hoping to have the same response in the US that it has experienced in Canada.

"If there is one thing that we have learned over the years it's that no matter how much the industry changes, in the end merchants just want to pick up the phone and have an honest conversation about their costs and possible solutions."

About Helcim

Helcim Inc. is an independent Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Interac processor and merchant account provider. Founded in Calgary, Helcim is a team of talented individuals determined to out-do their bank-owned competitors. With a strong focus on e-commerce, Helcim has become a Canadian leader in the design and operation of state-of-the-art online processing platforms.

SOURCE Helcim Inc.