TransFirst and First Commonwealth Bank Announce Exclusive Five-Year Partnership

Hauppauge, New York (April 7, 2015) – TransFirst®, a leading provider of transaction processing services and payment-enabling technologies, and First Commonwealth Bank, a subsidiary of First Commonwealth Financial Corp., with $6.4 billion in assets, announced an exclusive five-year partnership to bring payment processing services with superior customer support to First Commonwealth merchant customers.

TransFirst will provide a wide array of payment processing products, including traditional, wireless and mobile solutions to the merchant customers of the 110 First Commonwealth Bank branches in Western and Central Pennsylvania.

First Commonwealth cited TransFirst’s commitment to excellence in customer care, operations and end-to-end program management as determining factors in the decision-making process. The extensive product set offered by TransFirst, along with the company’s one-call resolution standard, will serve to further differentiate First Commonwealth in the marketplace.

“This year, we’re celebrating 20 years of putting our customers’ needs first, and we’re excited to partner with a bank whose values align with ours,” says TransFirst CEO John Shlonsky. “We’re pleased to offer an advanced suite of products that will make payment processing easier.”

“First Commonwealth is absolutely committed to meeting the ever-changing financial needs and preferences of our business clients,” stated Jane Grebenc, President of First Commonwealth Bank. “Payment technology is at the forefront of this transformation, and we look forward to working with TransFirst to ensure the best possible customer experience for the businesses we serve.”

The new sales partnership will begin April 9, 2015. For more information about TransFirst’s services, call 800.613.0148. To learn more about this arrangement, visit http://www.fcbanking.com/banking/smallbusiness/merchantservices.html.

About TransFirst (www.TransFirst.com):

A leading provider of secure transaction processing services and payment enabling technologies, TransFirst offers innovative products and services designed with financial institution, independent sales organization, healthcare, e-commerce, government and merchant customers’ unique needs in mind. By collaborating with our customers and utilizing strong industry knowledge, we can help them grow their businesses. Founded in 1995, TransFirst continues to attain significant market share and world-class expertise in growing and profitable industry segments. Built on a platform of personal service, customer commitment and flexible pricing, TransFirst is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York, and has operations facilities in Aurora, Colorado; Broomfield, Colorado; Franklin, Tennessee; Cypress, California; and Dallas, Texas. Company-wide, TransFirst currently processes approximately an average of $48 billion in annual sales volume.

About First Commonwealth (www.fcbanking.com):

First Commonwealth Financial Corporation, headquartered in Indiana, Pennsylvania, is a financial services company with $6.4 billion in total assets and 110 banking offices in 15 counties throughout western and central Pennsylvania. First Commonwealth provides a full range of commercial banking, consumer banking, mortgage, wealth management and insurance products and services through its subsidiaries First Commonwealth Bank and First Commonwealth Insurance Agency.

 


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