Our History

Celebrating 35 years of leadership in Fintech

Thirty-five years ago, two regional processing companies joined forces to make it easier for financial institutions to run more efficiently and serve customers more effectively. Today, Fiserv is a global payments and Fintech company serving clients in more than 100 countries. In July 2019, we completed a transformative combination with First Data, advancing our leadership in payments and commerce-enabling technology to serve financial institutions, corporates, merchants and consumers.

As we celebrate 35 years of leadership in Fintech, we say "thank you" to the clients who place their trust in us and the thousands of #FISVProud associates worldwide who are committed to serving them with excellence every day.

Enabling innovative financial services experiences in step with the way people live and work today. 


1984

>> The start of something great: First Data Processing and Sunshine State Systems merge to create Fiserv, a national data processing organization focused on the financial services industry

1986

>> Fiserv becomes a public company and is listed as FISV on the NASDAQ Stock Market

1995

>> Fiserv acquires Information Technology, Inc., putting Fiserv on the forefront of client/server solutions for banking

>> The World Wide Web says hello to www.fiserv.com

1997

>> E-bills make their debut, enabling consumers to not only pay bills online, but also receive and view them

2002

>> A tipping point for electronic billing and payments: Financial institutions are offering it for free, accelerating acceptance and creating market momentum

2005

>> Fiserv expands operations to India

2006

>> Fiserv commits to a holistic approach to serving clients: introducing Fiserv 2.0

2007

>> CheckFree Corporation is now part of Fiserv – the largest acquisition to date – bringing the electronic billing and payments innovator into the Fiserv family

2008

>> Fiserv launches the first-of-its-kind mobile banking solution, offering triple-play banking access via text messaging, mobile browser and app

2009

>> Fiserv launches a new market approach and brand identity, and affirms its commitment to leading the digital transformation of financial services

2010

>> The company marks 25 consecutive years of double-digit adjusted earnings per share growth as it continues to innovate

2011

>> Fiserv acquires M-Com and CashEdge, further strengthening its commitment to mobile banking and digital payments

2012

>> Fiserv enhances its Popmoney® person-to-person payments service with an instant money movement capability, aligning with consumers' need for immediacy and ease

2013

>> Fiserv acquires Open Solutions, adding DNA®, an innovative, real-time account processing platform option for financial institutions

2014

>> Celebrating 30 years of leadership in financial services technology, Fiserv is named to FORTUNE Magazine's "World’s Most Admired Companies®" list

2015

>> Fiserv continues to innovate and introduces the NOW® Network, laying the groundwork for a profoundly simple payment experience and creating differentiated value for financial institutions, billers and consumers

>> Fiserv is named to the FORTUNE Magazine "World’s Most Admired Companies®" list for the second consecutive year and is named one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes

2016

>> Fiserv is named to the FORTUNE® 500 list, recognizing the company's growth spurred by innovation and the delivery of financial services at the speed of life

>>The company is also named to the FORTUNE Magazine "World’s Most Admired Companies®" list for the third consecutive year and recognized as No. 1 in its category for innovation

2017

>> Fiserv continues to amass best-of-breed capabilities with the acquisition of PCLender, Monitise Dovetail Group Limited

>>The company is named to the FORTUNE Magazine "World’s Most Admired Companies®"  list for the fourth consecutive year earning recognition as No. 1 in its category for innovation for the second year in a row

2018

>> For the fifth consecutive year, Fiserv is named to the FORTUNE Magazine "World's Most Admired Companies®" list and is also recognized for strength of business model and innovation leadership

>> The company signs an exclusive naming rights agreement for Fiserv Forum, a world-class arena in its hometown of Milwaukee, designed to showcase the latest in technology, sports and entertainment experiences

>> The company further enhances its value proposition, deepening its presence in debit card processing and expanding its mobile and digital payments offerings through the acquisition of the ATM Managed Services and MoneyPass® network of Elan Financial Services

2019

>>The company celebrates 35 years of leadership in Fintech and is named to the FORTUNE Magazine "World’s Most Admired Companies®" list for the sixth year in a row

>>Fiserv completes a transformative combination with First Data to create one of the world's leading payments and Fintech providers with the ability to deliver unique value to financial institutions, corporate clients, small businesses and consumers 

Fiserv Today

#FISVProud associates worldwide are delivering superior value for clients in more than 100 countries through leading technology, targeted innovation and excellence in everything we do