William H. Higgins has been named president of Retriever Payment Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of First National Bank of Omaha. Mr. Higgins, who has been with First National Bank for over 10 years, was promoted from his current position as Sr. Vice President.
“Under Bill Higgins’ leadership, Retriever Payment Systems will strengthen our #6 position in the bank card acquiring marketplace,” comments Elias Eliopoulos, executive vice president of First National Bank of Omaha. “With his excellent background and tenure in the credit card industry, we are confident that Bill will surpass our expectations.”
Retriever’s corporate office, located in Houston, Texas, provides full customer service and support for 100 plus sales organizations representing over 1,000 salespeople.
“Our vision is to become a world class direct sales and marketing transaction acquisition company by focusing on our people, customers, service and quality, and by exceeding industry standards in all areas of performance,” stated Higgins.
Retriever Payment Systems was founded in 1986 and is a leader in the merchant credit card processing industry. Retriever provides service, support, and proprietary terminal software applications for a diverse range of industries including traditional retail, start-up, Internet, mail and telephone order. In 1993, Retriever became a wholly owned subsidiary of First National Bank of Omaha.
Founded in 1863, First National Bank of Omaha is the 32nd oldest nationally chartered bank in existence. First National has more than 6.5 million customers, more than $7.9 billion in assets, is a top 25 Visa and MasterCard issuer and ranks 6th as a Visa and MasterCard processor.
First National Bank of Omaha is an active creator and marketer of traditional and innovative banking services, serving the financial needs of both Fortune 500 companies, as well as local, mom-and-pop corner stores.
First of Omaha Merchant Processing, a wholly owned subsidiary of First National Bank of Omaha, contracts with merchants to process credit, debit and other forms of payment. First of Omaha authorizes and settles transactions and pays merchants for these sales.
Ranking 6th as a national credit card processor, First of Omaha is the 2nd largest in-house bank processor in the country with over 92,000 locations in all fifty states. First of 0maha has experienced an average yearly increase in credit card sales volume of 28% since 1987. Credit card sales volume in 1996 was $15.7 billion representing 224 million credit card transactions.
First of Omaha Merchant Processing operates out of six major cities in addition to the national headquarters in Omaha: Atlanta, Dallas, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Kansas City and Houston.Details