BlueSquare is pleased to have completed a First Data Portfolio Acquisition of Omaha, Nebraska based American Payment Systems (APS). APS has long been recognized as a leading Wholesale First Data ISO for over 15 years. As part of this multi-million dollar transaction, APS and BlueSquare have negotiated a new ISO agreement that will improve operations as well as increase margins for APS. APS will continue to operate as APS which has a long and distinguished reputation especially in the Mid-West. The newly formed partnership envisions adding staff at the Omaha, NE office as well as working together on APS’s Loyalty Application, PinPoint Rewards. “Partnering with such an established and well respected ISO like APS is truly a fantastic opportunity for BlueSquare and we couldn’t be more pleased to have been selected as APS’s new partner.” Said Sabin Burrell, Co-Founder of BlueSquare. “Choosing a buyer of our Portfolio Residuals and the right go forward partner is obviously not a decision that we took lightly. We had been referred to BlueSquare by a trusted industry veteran and after carefully considering multiple buyers and spending time with BlueSquare and their staff, we felt the decision was an obvious one.” Said Jim Barnes, CEO of American Payment Systems.
“The combination of staff between the two companies is an even more compelling reason why BlueSquare continues to attract ISO’s looking for liquidity events, leverage our growing infrastructure and increase margins both operationally and by way of lower processing costs. We believe that 2015 will be another banner year for us as we continue to execute on our partnership strategy with other ISO’s.” Said Sabin Burrell, Co-Founder of BlueSquare.