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Smart Choice Payments Overview

Smart Choice Payments is a merchant account provider that appears to be a DBA of Wholesale Merchant Processing and its related businesses. There is a significant amount of evidence indicating that Wholesale Merchant Processing, First Choice Payments, and North American Processing Solutions are all DBAs of Smart Choice Payments, although the exact corporate structure linking these businesses is unclear.

The Smart Choice Payments website does not disclose the company’s executive leadership or corporate affiliations, but its footer describes the company as “First Choice Payments, LLC doing business as Smart Choice Payments.” Smart Choice Payments is also registered in the state of Oregon at the same address as Wholesale Merchant Processing and First Choice Payments.

Smart Choice Payments’s products and services include credit card terminals, PIN pads, point-of-sale systems, wireless terminals, and merchant cash advance. The company provides dedicated phone and email contact information on its website. Todd McCartney is the president of Smart Choice Payments.

Smart Choice Payments Logo

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At a glance

Founded: 2013

Location: Beaverton, Oregon

Acquiring bank: Wells Fargo Bank

Website: smartchoicepayments.com

Phone number: 888-381-6800

E-mail: [email protected]



Online reputation and reviews

Smart Choice Payments has received over 20 negative reviews, some of which also name Federated Payments, MSI Merchant Services Inc., and Wholesale Merchant Processing. Complainants describe fund holds, difficulty cancelling service, poor customer support, and expensive long-term equipment leases. These complaints are less severe than those posted against Wholesale Merchant Processing and Federated Payments, but there is also a great deal of overlap between the negative reviews for all of them. Smart Choice’s apparently close affiliation with Wholesale Merchant Processing is enough to damage its reputation significantly.

Legal actions and lawsuits

There are no outstanding or recently resolved legal actions related to Smart Choice Payments at this time.

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1 Comment

  1. Storm Carey July 11, 2017

    I have a recent dealing with Smart Choice Credit Processing and find their business practices to shady. They team up with a machine leasing company, Ascentium in our case, to do their dirty work. They have use high pressure sales and then have merchants to sign contracts that are confusing and not clear on who you are actually dealing with. The machine leases are ALWAYS over priced. Their contracts are one sided in their favor. Their contacts make if very difficult and expensive for an unsatisfied customer to get out of contract. The are specialist in using self-help to collect fees from your account when there is a dispute. The get authorization to run ACH charges on your account if they feel that you owe them any money. They recycle their credit card machines and lease them to unsuspecting merchants at prices way above their actual values. I advise my clients to stay clear of their machines and find another more cost efficient way to process credit cards, i.e. Paypal, Square, or just a better deal on their non-cancelable leases. More regulations is needed in this area.

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