Aliant Payments Inc. Review

Rates and Fees
80/100
Truth in Advertising
90/100
Consumer Reviews
90/100
Customer Support
90/100
3.5

Best for

Aliant Payment Inc. is best for standard-risk and high-risk merchants both in the U.S. and internationally in many industries that would also like to process cryptocurrency payments.

Specializes in

Aliant Payment Inc. (Aliant) is a reseller of TSYS merchant account services to many industries and partners with BitPay to help merchants process bitcoin transactions. The company has its own proprietary solution called "Cryptobucks" to offer merchants cryptocurrency payment processing. Aliant caters to both standard-risk and high-risk merchants of various industries.

Pricing Summary

Setup Fee: $0

Monthly Fee: Undisclosed

Swipe Rate: 1.00% - 4.99%

Keyed-in Rate: 1.00% - 4.99%

Early Termination Fee : None

Contract Terms:

3 Years
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Aliant is an ISO/MSP of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., of Concord, California.

Aliant was founded in 2007 and headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The current CEO of Aliant is Eric Brown.

Aliant Payments Inc. Overview

 

Aliant was founded in 2007 and is based out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Eric Brown is the company's current CEO. The company offers payment processing services to both standard-risk and high-risk merchants. Being a reseller of TSYS's merchant account solutions, Aliant allows merchants to accept all major credit cards, debit cards, E-Checks, ACH transfers, Alipay, Apple Pay, Google Pay, WeChat, and cryptocurrencies.

The company caters its offerings to merchants in many different industries with no early termination fees. Aliant is accredited with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 2013 and has an A+ rating. The company has zero complaints on the BBB website, nor any complaints on numerous other online forums.

In July 2020, Aliant launched CryptoBucks, an iOS and Android-based app to let businesses accept payments from cryptocurrencies. The CryptoBucks app is available free of charge for the first 90 days without any monthly fees, long-term contracts, or termination fees.

Quick Facts

Head Quarters

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Year Founded

2003

CEO

Eric Brown

Employees

50

Merchant Provider Risk Tolerance

What We Like

What We Don't Like

Industries Served

  • Adult
  • Airlines
  • CBD & Hemp
  • Clothing & Apparel
  • Convenience Store
  • Dating
  • E-Cigarettes / Vape
  • Electronics
  • Gaming
  • Gas Station
  • Healthcare
  • Hosting
  • Legal
  • Marijuana / Cannabis
  • Marketing Agency
  • Medical
  • Nutraceuticals & Supplement
  • Personal Service
  • Property Management
  • Restaurant / Bar
  • Telemedicine
  • Thrift Store
  • Travel

Business Types Served

  • B2B
  • Ecommerce
  • High Risk
  • Information
  • MLM
  • Mobile
  • MOTO
  • Online
  • Retail / Card Present
  • Small Business
  • Wholesale

Aliant Payments Inc. Products & Services

 

Payment Processing: Aliant allows merchants to accept all major credit cards, debit cards, E-Checks, ACH transfers, Alipay, Apple Pay, Google Pay, WeChat cryptocurrencies.

Point of Sale: Aliant has partnered with Pax to offer traditional and mobile POS terminals and card readers

Tertiary Services:

CryptoBucks: iOS and Android-based app to let businesses accept payments cryptocurrencies. The CryptoBucks app is available free of charge for the first 90 days without any monthly fees, long-term contracts, or termination fees.

Aliant Gateway: the company offers a seamless solution to set up merchants with a payment gateway and a virtual terminal.

Aliant Payments: According to its website, Aliant provides business funding to merchants and prides itself on serving over 700 industry types. The company offers loans for different fund needs, including short-term loans, equipment financing, invoice financing, commercial real estate, lines of credit, and SBA loans.

Aliant Payments Inc. Payment Processing

  • Bitcoin Processing Compatible
  • Chargeback & Fraud Prevention
  • Check Services
  • Contactless NFC
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Credit Card Terminals
  • Crypto Currency Compatible
  • Debit Card Processing
  • eCheck & ACH Processing
  • EMV Processing
  • Gift & Loyalty Program
  • High-Risk Industries
  • Mobile Payments App
  • Online Payments
  • Payment Gateway
  • POS Equipment
  • Recurring Billing
  • Shopping Cart Integration
  • Virtual Terminal

Aliant Payments Inc. Billing & Invoicing

  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Currency
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing

Aliant Payments Inc. Advertising & Sales

 
Aliant hires both inside and independent sales teams. Outside sales teams are generally less trained due to lax internal controls being enforced, resulting in more aggressive sales tactics and a reputation loss. This often also leads to an increase in complaints against the company's sales practices. However, given the nearly nonexistent complaint levels against Aliant, we conclude that the company has effectively managed and trained its independent sales teams.

Truth in Marketing

Discloses All Important Terms

No

Public Pricing Available

No

Aliant Payments Inc. Pricing, Rates & Fees

 

Below are the details we found about Aliant's pricing structure

Swiped rate: 1.00% - 4.99%

Card not present rate: 1.00% - 4.99%

Merchant Processing via Cryptobucks – 2.99% + $0.25/transaction

Annual PCI Compliance Fee: $18.80/quarter

Early Termination Fee: $0

Payment Gateway fee: unavailable

PCI Compliance Fee: unavailable

Alliant tailors its services to retail, hospitality, and e-commerce and services businesses, so businesses will most likely incur charges for solutions such as batch processing, payment gateway, virtual terminal, and technical support. The company does not readily make these fees available for review, so merchants are advised to be diligent in inquiring about these fees if they are considering Aliant.

Pricing at a Glance

Pricing Model

Tiered Pricing

Swiped Rate

1.00% - 4.99%

Keyed-in Rate

1.00% - 4.99%

Mobile Payment Rate

Virtual Terminal Rate

1.00% - 4.99%

Monthly Fee

Undisclosed

Payment Gateway Fee

Undisclosed

Batch Fee

Undisclosed

Early Termination Fee

None

PCI Compliance Fee

$18.80 Per Quarter

Equipment Lease Terms

Free for qualifying merchants or purchased

Address Verification Service (AVS)

Application Fee

Account Setup Fee

$0

Gateway Setup Fee

Annual Fee

Monthly Minimum

Undisclosed

Statement Fee

Aliant Payments Inc. Contract & Terms

Aliant hasn't been very clear regarding contract terms as there is very little information available from the company. Since the company is a reseller of TSYS, we ascertain their fees according to what TSYS generally offers, multi-year contracts with auto-renewal clauses, and early termination fees. However, Aliant representatives have confirmed that the company does not charge any early termination fees.

Aliant has partnered with Pax to offer traditional and mobile POS terminals and card readers. However, it is unclear if the company leases POS equipment.

Contract Length

3 Years

Early Termination Fee

None

Aliant Payments Inc. Setup & Support

 

Setup Highlights

  • Documentation / Knowledge Base
  • Live Online (1-on-1)

Support Highlights

  • Domestic Phone Support (Business Hours)

Aliant Payments Inc. Complaints, Ratings & Reviews

Aliant has a profile with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and is accredited since 2013. The company has an A+ rating. There are zero complaints filed against the company with the BBB.

Our research found no outstanding lawsuits filed against Aliant, nor have we seen any FTC complaints against the company.

Ratings

BBB

A+ and has been Accredited since 2013. (10 Reviews; 0 Complaints)

Google

N/A

Facebook

5 Stars. Based on the opinion of 27 people

Yelp

N/A

Reviews

Total Online Reviews

100+

Total Online Complaints

20+

Lawsuits

None

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