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McLean , VA – Jul 19, 2010 – Sage North America today announced that Greg Hammermaster, president (SVP) of its Sage Payment Solutions division, will present an education session on merchant card and payment services at the National Association of Federal Credit Unions’ (NAFCU) 43rd Annual Conference & Exhibition, being held this week at Navy Pier in Chicago. Sage Payment Solutions provides a wide range of secure standalone and integrated payment processing solutions to more than 155,000 merchants.

On Wednesday, July 21, Hammermaster will present “Explore Merchant Card Services for Your Treasury Management Portfolio.” The session will help credit union attendees learn how to build a quality merchant services program that will both attract and effectively service business members.

Hammermaster has more than 20 years of experience in banking and finance. He was previously with SunTrust Banks, where he served as senior vice president of commercial card and payment services in the Treasury and Payment Solutions Division. His responsibilities have included sales, business development, direction of the vision and execution for commercial card practices, and developing strategic partnerships. Hammermaster has also had experience with a number of online businesses and with Visa International, the world’s largest card network, where he worked with banks in the areas of online merchant services, debit, credit, and commercial payment solutions. Prior to working for Visa, he was instrumental in delivering Visa’s first corporate and purchasing card program.

In addition to educating NAFCU attendees, Sage Payment Solutions will demonstrate Sage Exchange, its PCI-certified, integrated payments platform, in booth 25 on the conference’s trade show floor.

NAFCU’s 43rd Annual Conference & Exhibition has been designed to address the most pressing issues and opportunities for America’s credit unions. Attendees will learn from industry experts, see the latest credit union products and services, and discuss ideas with other credit union professionals who are eager to share their thoughts and solutions. Sage Payment Solutions is part of the Preferred Partner Program for NAFCU Services Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of NAFCU.

For more information about NAFCU’s 43rd Annual Conference & Exhibition, please visit For more information on Sage Exchange or other Sage Payment Solutions services, please visit or call 800-261-0240.

About Sage Payment Solutions

Sage Payment Solutions, the payments division for Sage North America, has been providing businesses and organizations with electronic payment systems for more than 20 years. The company makes electronic payment processing easy for more than 155,000 merchants, allowing them to accept multiple forms of payment, including credit and debit cards, electronic checks, Check21, gift and loyalty cards, and automatic recurring payment. Sage Payment Solutions provides a wide range of secure standalone and integrated payment processing solutions. Sage Exchange, its PCI-certified payments platform, integrates with many Sage software products to maximize the value of customers’ business systems with automatically updated credit and debit card transaction information. Future Sage Exchange releases will offer additional integrated payment capabilities, including advanced point-of-sale (POS) device integration, payment origination solutions, and cash management applications. For more information about Sage Payment Solutions, please call 800-261-0240, or visit

About Sage North America

Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. Sage North America employs 4,000 people and supports 3.1 million small and midsized business customers. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 13,100 people and supports 6.2 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the website at

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