FinTech Leader Universal Processing\’s CEO, Saint Hung, Honored with \’Top 10 CEOs in Finance\’ Award by Finext

Universal Processing, the leading provider of technology-enabled payment processing for merchants and suppliers, is pleased to announce that its Founder and CEO, Saint Hung, has been honored with the ‘Top 10 CEOs in Finance Award’ by Finext. The award was presented at the Finext Awards and Conference held at Bally’s Las Vegas on October 25-26, 2018.

The Finext Award recognizes individuals who have made persistent efforts to in bringing about the future of financial technology. As Founder and CEO, Saint Hung has defined the culture at Universal Processing to put people before profits, and deliver exceptional services to the underserved minority small businesses based on technological innovations.

Founded in 2003, Universal Processing (UP) aims to serve the minority businesses with a high level of service and consultation. It does so by trying to solve business challenges faced by small business owners irrespective of efforts or costs involved.

Under Saint Hung, UP has embraced technological innovations in many ways. It has tapped into the rich talent pool available in the US, adopted the level playing field as part of its vision for the minority and immigrant business owners, and embraced employee growth towards the highest potential as a core value. This core value informs its merit-based policies, helping to further the curiosity and creativity of college undergraduates and the Millennials.

UP is today an organization where every executive, manager or equity holder is encouraged to reach to the maximum potential from day one. The result is a team of sharp and capable professionals with a limitless future in financial technologies. Apart from work ethic, UP also promotes a healthy work-life balance, as reflected in its CEO cutting down his hundred hour weeks by almost half to devote more time to his family.

Among Saint Hung’s recent laurels are the ETA/Transact Inaugural Forty Under 40 – 2018, and the President’s Award of Priority Payment Systems Presidents Club in 2017. Under his leadership, UP aims to expand its core values outside fintech in areas such as wealth management, insurance, and other fields to help its minority customer base.


Universal Processing, LLC is an ISO/MSP (Independent Sales Organization/ Merchant Service Provider) of First Data, registered through Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. We are a leading provider of technology-enabled payment processing for merchants and suppliers of any size in the United States. Through POS, online, and mobile interfaces, as well as ERP and CRP software integrations, Universal Processing processes business-to-business and business-to-consumer payments while providing real-time settlement, reporting, and reconciliation, alongside robust security features such as point-to-point encryption and tokenization. Universal Processing has 4 offices nationwide in Manhattan, NY, Flushing, NY, Arcadia, CA, and Houston, TX, currently serving over 4000 valued clients nationwide.

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