TransFirst is among the nation's premier providers of transaction processing services and payment technologies. Founded in 1995, the company has grown to be the largest privately held processor in the United States not associated with a bank. TransFirst was recently ranked 13th in the 2009 Nilson Report list of â€œMerchant Acquirers in the U.S.,â€ which is up from #14 in 2008. TransFirst offers a suite of products and services and customized processing programs uniquely tailored for the specials business needs of financial institutions, independent sales organizations and agents and referral and reseller partners. Through its in-depth industry knowledge, partnership strategy and innovative solutions, TransFirst provides a specialized approach to transaction processing for healthcare providers, public entities, online and other non-traditional merchants.