Heartland is Imposing Unfair Additional Fees on Merchants

Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. is one of the largest credit card processors in the United States.

Heartland recently began charging its customers fees that were not included in customers’ agreements with Heartland, such as a monthly $125 “PCI Non-Compliance Fee”, a $69 “Reporting Fee”, a monthly $8.50 “Service & Regulatory Mandate” fee, a monthly $54.95 “Customer Intelligence Suite” fee, as well as a “Non-EMV Assessment Fee” and a “Non-EMV Program Fee”.

Each of these fees was unauthorized, violated Heartland’s agreements with its customers, and was imposed by Heartland without proper notice and without providing an Amended Schedule of Fees or an amended Merchant Processing Agreement.

Heartland charged these fees to its merchants, often amounting to hundreds of dollars of extra fees for each merchant each month.  ​By charging its merchants these fees, Heartland increased its revenues by tens of millions of dollars, violated its contracts with its merchants, and reneged on its representations to those merchants.

Squitieri & Fearon, LLP is pursuing a class action for merchants who have been charges any or all of these fees. We are seeking to recover the fees, including the PCI Non-Compliance Fee, the Reporting Fee, the Service & Regulatory Mandate fee, the Customer Intelligence Suite fee, as well as the Non-EMV Assessment Fee and the Non-EMV Program Fee.

If you or someone you know uses Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. to process debit card or credit card transactions you may be eligible to participate in a class action.  Please contact Stephen J. Fearon, Jr. by e-mail at stephen@sfclasslaw.com or by phone at (212) 421-6492.  You can also complete the following form, and someone from the firm will contact you.


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