Community Bankers of Washington and UMS Banking, Payment Processing Services

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Community Bankers of Washington Approves UMS Banking, Payment Processing Services as a Preferred Service Provider

An industry leader in credit card acceptance and business payment processing, UMS Banking, has just recently been selected as a PSP (Preferred Service Provider) by the Community Bankers of Washington.

“We are pleased to partner with UMS Banking to bring its superior products and services to CBW member banks. CBW and its members benefit from UMS Banking’s demonstrated commitment to the Association and to the community banking industry”, according to John Collins, President of CBW.

UMS Banking currently services a number of banks, fairs and merchants in Washington State, providing a variety of payment processing options including credit and debit card processing, payroll card services, custom gift cards and ATMs.

Commenting on this appointment, Bruce Ferguson, EVP Marketing, UMS Banking had this to say, “We are thrilled to take on the added responsibilities that this represents and to expand our services in the Northwest. Currently servicing 5 community banks in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, we feel the connection with CBW will help strengthen our existing resources and afford us a greater opportunity to give back. UMS Banking is committed to supporting CBW achieve their goal of servicing the regional, independent community bankers and local businesses in the Northwest."

"We firmly believe in community banks as a key part of the backbone of American business. CBW carries that message forward for the Northwest USA! We are proud to be a member and this designation allows us to continue doing what we love to do, just at a higher level,” commented Joyce Gaines, CEO and co-Founder.

William Woodcock, VP Client Development, UMS Banking stated, “I will be reaching out to all CBW members and working with CBW to help bring this benefit to their members. Being from the Northwest makes this ‘personal’. I look forward to helping every CBW member bank we partner with achieve its goals.”

About UMS Banking:

UMS Banking was formed in 1987 and is a women-owned firm, with over 65 staff, primarily dedicated to wholesaling payment processing services to community banks and other very select vertical markets. They are engaged in and recognized by the industries that they service, including a Service Member Award from Western Fairs Association, a long term Advisory Board position with California Community Banking Network (CCBN) and as a Select Corporate Associate Member of the ICBA.

For more information, please visit http://www.umsbanking.com or call 800-324-8323 ext. 114.

About Community Bankers of Washington:

As Washington State’s only advocate working solely for the interests of community banks and their customers, Community Bankers of Washington (CBW) is a member-driven organization, governed by a Board of Directors comprised solely of independent community bankers. Today, CBW member banks employ over 11,000 people and represent over $53 billion in assets. Our passion is to collectively create value for Washington's community banks through lobbying efforts, professional development, profit enhancement, expense savings, network opportunities, industry updates, and a full range of free member benefits.

CBW is affiliated with the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA). Working with ICBA provides us with the resources to work on the national regulatory policies that affect each of our community banks.

For more information, please visit http://www.communitybankers-wa.org or call 360-754-5138.

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