Payment Types

With a Vantiv Worldpay 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®):

  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • American Express*

*American Express is only enabled by default on merchant accounts established February 2017 or later as a result of a recent agreement with Vantiv Worldpay. Prior to February 2017, this could only be enabled by setting up a merchant services account directly with American Express and linking that account with Vantiv Worldpay. If your merchant account was set up prior to February 2017 and you have American Express enabled via this method (or not enabled at all), and you would like to get set up with American Express under the new program (which we absolutely recommend!), please submit this form.

Additional Reading

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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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Merchant Account Fees

For some local and state races, the laws require you to have your own merchant account. Below is the fee structure for merchant accounts with ActBlue. With a Vantiv Worldpay merchant account,…

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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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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 38 Fountain Square…

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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 in the “Reporting” tab of your Dashboard or through the…

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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…

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