Overview

Certain states and localities have campaign finance regulations that require ActBlue to operate through merchant accounts in order to legally operate in these jurisdictions. On our
Pricing Page, you can find a list of states and localities that have such requirements.

**ActBlue operates through merchant accounts ONLY in jurisdictions that legally require them**

A merchant account is an electronic payment processor that will enable your committee to accept credit and debit card transactions online. Our platform is designed to work exclusively with merchant accounts provided by Vantiv, our payment processing partner. Funds you raise through ActBlue will be processed through your Vantiv merchant account and deposited directly into your bank account.


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Transfers to your Bank Account

Here you’ll find a table detailing when you can expect to see donations processed through ActBlue hit your committee’s bank account: Settlement Schedule Each settlement will display as a…

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Requirements and Setup

To begin the merchant account setup process, you’ll need both of the following: Bank Account for your campaign or committee, where all of the donations you raise using  ActBlue…

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Payment Types

With a Vantiv merchant account, you will be able to accept donations through ActBlue made using the following debit and credit card types (including donations made with Apple Pay):…

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Fees

With a Vantiv merchant account, there are no setup fees and no monthly maintenance fees–only transaction fees. The amount can vary depending on the average donation size, the different…

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Merchant Account Provider Information

Third Party Presenter: ActBlue, LLC 366 Summer Street Somerville, MA 02144 Merchant Services Processor: Vantiv, LLC 8500 Governors Hill Drive Symmes Township, OH 45249-1384 Acquiring Bank: Fifth Third Bank…

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Reconciliation Guide

All the information you need to reconcile your Vantiv Worldpay deposits and report your donation activity can be found either on your campaign reporting Dashboard or through the resources…