The AC Selects Ascend as Payment and Financing Vendor

Supporting Ascend’s Forward-Thinking Technology Solutions

We are pleased to announce that The AC has selected Ascend as its preferred payment and financing platform for its vast member network.

The AC is a premier network partner for insurance companies. They host a network of over 700 agencies and assist agents in transitioning from captive to independent business models. They are committed to the success of the independent agency channel in the insurance industry as a whole.

“We are thrilled to partner with The AC and their network of agency members as we believe in serving the independent agency channel and their clients,” said Chris Peabody, Head of Strategic Partnerships. “This partnership will help ease the transition many agents are making into the independent model by providing them with our modern payments platform that simplifies and streamlines the insurance payments process for all parties involved – including agents and agencies of all sizes.”

The AC supports Ascend’s forward-thinking technology solutions for independent agents to improve internal processes and provide a modern checkout. In addition, their network of agency members will be able to use Ascend’s technology to address current inefficiencies in agency billing and premium financing processes.

“We pride ourselves on working with innovators and companies that align with our mission to help independent agents but also enhance it,” says Kenny Urbania, CEO at The AC. “Ascend is tackling one of, if not the, biggest pain points agents are dealing with – the antiquated and cumbersome payments system. We’re proud to endorse them and engrain them into our network of agents.”

This is one of many partnerships and alignments Ascend has participated in this year as they strengthen their relationships with other insurtechs, MGAs, AMS and carriers to complement the insurance industry’s innovations.