Certegy was founded in 2001 as a spin-off company of Equifax. The company had two divisions, one for check verification services and one for credit cards. In 2006, Certegy merged with Fidelity National Financial. While the merger was originally designed to have Certegy be the surviving name, it was eventually changed to Fidelity National Information Services or FIS, although most people still use the Certegy name.
Since the merger with Fidelity Information Services, the division of Certegy responsible for merchant check guarantee has been renamed as FIS as well.
On July 3, 2007, Certegy announced via press release that their security had been compromised by one of their own employees. Nearly three million names had been stolen and sold to marketing companies who then contacted various consumers with “offers to sell stuff”. The company reached a settlement with the state of Florida in 2010.
Certegy offers a mobile app to manage loan payments and other financial services.
Corporate offices at this time are located in St. Petersburg, Florida.