TransFirst is among the nation’s premier providers of transaction processing services and payment technologies. Founded in 1995, the company is currently ranked as the ninth largest processor in the United States according to The Nilson Report’s “2005 Top U.S. Bank Card Acquirers” consolidated list. TransFirst offers a suite of products and services through customized processing programs uniquely tailored for the special business needs of community banks, independent sales organizations, agents and referral/reseller partners. Through its in-depth industry knowledge, partnership strategy and innovative solutions, TransFirst provides a specialized approach to transaction processing for health care providers, public entities, online and other non-traditional merchants, as well as brick and mortar retailers. TransFirst offers community banks in Alabama flexible merchant programs designed to increase commercial and small business deposits, increase the retention of these accounts, and add value to the commercial products offered to these clients.