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As an industry leader in the bank card industry, Velocity Merchant Services (VMS) excels as a direct processor of credit and debit cards. With headquarters in Downers Grove, Illinois, Velocity Merchant Services was founded in 1998 by Dema Barakat. Velocity Merchant Services has since become one of the nation's principal providers of payment systems. A member of the Electronic Transactions Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Women Networking in Electronic Transactions (, Velocity Merchant Services serves as a registered ISO and MSP of HSBC Bank. As a full disclosure company, Velocity Merchant Services currently operates under the direction of CEO Danoush Khairkhah.

Since his arrival at Velocity Merchant Services in 2003, Danoush Khairkhah has successfully overseen the company's considerable expansion. After aggressively pursuing new employees, VMS recently tripled the size of its workspace during a move to a new Downers Grove location. In addition to serving as a direct processor for Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover, Velocity Merchant Services also offers other payment options to a variety of industries. For years, retailers, restaurants, and service professionals have relied on VMS to deliver marketing strategies that can increase value, convenience, and opportunities for growth.

As such, Velocity Merchant Services provides check guarantees, reoccurring billing, electronic benefits transfer, website development, gift and loyalty card programs, Fast Cash business cash advances, and mobile processing through their smartphone application, iCharge. Offering award-winning, 24/7 customer service and technical support, Velocity Merchant Services also provides simple account setup, no installation fees, easy-to-use terminals, and a variety of client incentives. Businesses seeking to employ the services of Velocity Merchant Services can call 888-902-6227. More information is also available online at

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We proudly maintain a thousands-strong merchant portfolio and are constantly striving to help small business owners around the country save money on their credit card payments processing service.


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Certified Payments Professional (CPP)

Electronic Transactions Association (ETA)
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Inc. 500|5000

Inc. Magazine

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