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Our History

A proud history of leadership

Since 1984, Fiserv has existed to help people move money and information. Today, we are a global leader in payments and fintech, serving thousands of financial institutions and millions of businesses in more than 100 countries.


  • 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


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


  • 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


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


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


  • Fiserv expands operations to India


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 begins a new decade with distinction, named among FORTUNE magazine's "World’s Most Admired Companies®" for the seventh consecutive year
  • The company helps financial institutions, businesses and consumers weather the financial impact of COVID-19 through an API to streamline underwriting of Paycheck Protection Program loans, technology to enable online ordering, and pre-paid VISA cards loaded with economic impact payments
  • #FISVProud to welcome Frank Bisignano as the fourth CEO of Fiserv
  • Fiserv launches the Back2Business program to provide grants, technology makeovers and technical assistance to Black- and minority-owned small businesses across the country

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