Nasir Shakouri Launches New Payments Startup

Nasir Shakouri starts Encore Payments LLC to fight transaction fraud and increase security for merchants and vendors.

Calabasas, CA, February 19, 2013 --( Nasir Shakouri has fired off a new Payments startup. With the recent formation of Encore Payments, president & founder Nasir Shakouri has launched a company with a variety of programs aimed at attracting agents and merchants by meeting unmet needs in the payments space. In addition to offering standard merchant processing products and services such as tiered-rate merchant accounts, Encore is poised to offer innovative solutions such as mobile payments, merchant cash advances, gift cards, integrated customer loyalty programs, and multi-lingual customer support. Encore Payments also has various measures in place to assure PCI compliance and prevent fraud.

Encore has partnered with industry-leading banks and processors to offer merchants low rates, excellent service, and a company culture focused on ethics and putting the customer first. But more than that, founder Nasir Shakouri is unveiling a number of innovative new services to differentiate the company including a cash reward loyalty program. With the small business payment landscape changing rapidly with the release of new technology, Encore is also maintaining a strong focus on mobile payment options including options for smartphone and tablet readers, wireless terminals, and NFC (Near Field Communication) options. Aiming to be the single payment service provider for its customers, the company also offers non-card payment processing services such as check verification.

Encore Payments, based in Calabasas, CA and founded in 2012, is a rapidly growing provider of credit and debit card payment processing services to small and medium-sized merchants throughout the United States. Founded by Nasir Shakouri, a payment processing veteran with over a decade of experience in the merchant processing industry, Encore’s mission is to be the payment provider of choice for small and medium sized businesses. For more information, please visit
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