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International Bancard and Heritage Vision Plans partner to create Heritage Bancard Services

Posted by Kerry Wezner on Sep 28, 2017 10:00:00 AM
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DETROIT, Sept. 28, 2017 – International Bancard, a Michigan-based payment acceptance solutions provider, today Heritage Bancard Servicesannounced a partnership with Heritage Vision Plans, a leading U.S. provider of vision benefit plans, to create Heritage Bancard Services. This partnership will help Heritage Vision Plan Providers to understand the importance of accepting credit and debit card payments and optimize the best solution to help grow their business through payment acceptance. 

Through the partnership, Heritage Vision Plan Providers will receive access to International Bancard’s industry-leading products, as well as Certified Payment Professionals who excel at providing an assessment of a business’ revenue stream with a precise focus on the cost and safety of accepting credit, debit, and ACH payments. They will help educate and inform Heritage Vision plan providers to ensure they are accepting payments securely and efficiently. 

“International Bancard is committed to helping businesses for all sizes grow through payment acceptance solutions,” said Internationals Bancard’s Founder and CEO, David Iafrate. “That is why we are so excited to partner with Heritage Vision Plans. By joining forces, we will help Heritage Vision Plan Providers across the country accept payments, and achieve their business goals. 

Heritage Vision Plans began in 1991 as a second line of business within Heritage Optical, a full-service retail optical dispensary. As the vision benefits plan business began to expand, a decision was made to spin-off the vision benefits plan business as a separate entity, which was officially launched in 2006. Today, the retail business, Heritage Optical, continues to operate three retail centers, and Heritage Vision Plans is a benefits underwriting and management company with a national network of providers that covers all 50 States.

“By creating Heritage Bancard Services with International Bancard, Heritage Vision Plan Providers will receive access to an excellent resource for payment acceptance solutions,” said Heritage Vision Plans’ Chairman of the Board, George P. Barnes Jr. “For the first time ever, our plan providers will flourish and thrive from International Bancard’s industry knowledge, which will help our users accomplish their objectives of owning their own successful business.”

To learn more about the partnership, Heritage Vision plan providers can visit

About International Bancard:
Whether our clients serve 50 customers a week or host 100,000 fans a night, we provide payment acceptance solutions that help their businesses grow, while giving their customers a great experience. As a nationally recognized leader in the payment acceptance industry, organizations depend on International Bancard's market insight, payment security knowledge, client care, and business relationships to help guide them toward sustainable growth. For more information visit

About Heritage Vision:
Heritage Vision Plans provides affordable, high-quality vision benefits for companies of all sizes. Our customer-first approach works well for providers, members, insurance agents, and benefits managers.  Using an extensive nationwide network of eye-care providers, we serve small businesses and Fortune 500 corporations. No matter the size of an organization, providers will receive personal attention.  For more information visit


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Kerry Wezner
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Topics: Partnership, Corporate News, Heritage Bancard Services