Chicago, IL – RF Investment Partners is excited to announce the closing of a growth capital investment in Allied Payment Network (“Allied”), which is based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Allied is a leading provider of payment solutions to banks and credit unions across the United States.
Since its founding, Allied has set many milestones in the FinTech space, including being the first to pay bills through a smartphone’s camera with its flagship product PicturePay®; the first to process real-time payments to a financial institution’s core system; the first to push payments directly to billers in real-time; and the first bill pay company to introduce cryptocurrencies to the community banking market. The RF investment will fuel Allied’s continued product innovation and growth strategies, as it empowers financial institutions to acquire and retain new account holders.
“This new investment from RF underlines our commitment to remaining the market leader in providing first-to-market, modernized solutions that meet consumer and small business payments expectations,” said Ralph Marcuccilli, CEO and founder of Allied. "Together with RF, we can capitalize on additional opportunities that further our mission of harnessing the power of technology to support our financial institution clients’ success.”
Allied president Kelli Schultz added, “Today’s banking industry demands financial institutions to provide a simplified, faster and more transparent bill management experience. Our solutions, with the RF partnership, position us to deliver.”
"Allied is helping financial institutions build strategic relationships with consumers through technology solutions that support financial wellness. We’re excited to partner with the Allied team to accelerate product innovation and expand brand awareness across the banking ecosystem,” said Jacob Gordon, Director at RF. “We could not be more enthusiastic about working with this management team. Their depth, experience and track record in the payments market is truly impressive,” added Peter Fidler, Managing Partner at RF.