“We will help businesses prosper by providing them with effective solutions in a fair, honest and transparent manner.”

– Bob Carr, Heartland’s Founder (1997)


Industry Leader

Never veering from our convictions, Heartland has led the industry in transparency, integrity and security.


Innovative Solutions

Today, Heartland delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, payroll and payment solutions to more than 300,000 businesses and educational institutions nationwide.


Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) is a leading worldwide provider of payment technology and software solutions delivering innovative services to our customers globally. Our technologies, services and employee expertise enable us to provide a broad range of solutions that allow our customers to accept various payment types and operate their businesses more efficiently across a variety of distribution channels in many markets around the world.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with approximately 11,000 employee worldwide, Global Payments is a member of the S&P 500 with customers and partners in 32 countries throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and Brazil. For more information about Global Payments, our Service. Driven. Commerce brand and our technologies, please visit www.globalpaymentsinc.com.


Our History

 Heartland MicroPayments is a world leader and innovator in the manufacture and sale of cashless payment systems. Heartland MicroPayments' electronic cash systems can be found in laundry facilities, hotels & cruise ships, vending, corporate campuses, and correctional facilities.

Since 1984, Heartland MicroPayments' Electronic Cash Systems have paved the way to economically automate payments within the small value transaction market. In the early stages, the principal applications for the company's products were for coin-operated vending machines and cash registers within closed environments, such as corporate food cafeterias. Some of our initial installations were within companies such as Coca-Cola's World Headquarters in Atlanta, universities such as Florida State University and University of Minnesota, and the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas.

In the 1990's, Heartland Micropayments repositioned its focus to become the leading provider and integrator of electronic cash payment systems for multi-vendor/multi-application environments. The results were impressive and led to an extensive track record in providing new and innovative ways for customers to use their cashless payment cards.

Presenting many new ways to spend the value on the card for small value purchases in both attended and unattended point of sale locations Achieving financial settlement between the value (electronic cash card) issuer and the vendor/merchant who accepts the card as payment

Since 2000, Heartland MicroPayments has been at the forefront of small payment automation in diverse environments, with a focus on developing technologies that allow credit and debit card payments directly at points-of-purchase that are traditionally cash & coin only.

In early 2006, Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE: HPY) acquired Debitek, Inc. and formed Heartland MicroPayments. Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (NYSE:HPY), the fifth largest payments processor in the United States, delivers  credit/debit/prepaid card processing, gift marketing, payroll, check management and related business solutions to more than 250,000 business locations nationwide. Heartland is the founding supporter of The Merchant Bill of Rights, a public advocacy initiative that educates merchants about fair credit and debit card processing practices. For more information, please visit HeartlandPaymentSystems.com, MerchantBillOfRights.org, CostOfABurger.com and E3secure.com.