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American Express Card Acceptance with Vantiv for MercuryPay®

Beginning in October 2015, Vantiv began to rollout our improved American Express Card Acceptance for our MercuryPay merchants. American Express Card Acceptance allows Vantiv to sign and fully service new merchants to accept American Express® Cards the same way we do all the other payment cards today.

This is being made available to Vantiv through American Express’ OptBlue program, which includes three phases.  The phases are as follow (see attached overview for details):

  1. New Merchants: started 10/15
  2. Existing non-Amex accepting merchants: Started 2/16
  3. Current Amex accepting Vantiv merchants: Will start when Vantiv reaches goals for first two phases.

Benefits for you:

  • New residuals on Amex transaction volume

What we’re asking you to do:

  • Pre-qualify new merchants by informing prospects of the benefits of American Express Card Acceptance with Vantiv.
  • For current non-accepting merchants, we will need you to ensure that eligible merchants are enabled for Amex tender type in their POS system.

Resources for you:

  • American Express Card Acceptance with Vantiv overview that summarizes the program. Click here to view.

We are looking forward to a successful rollout of American Express Card Acceptance with Vantiv with your help. Please contact your Channel Development Manager with any questions.

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