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Government payment processing solutions.

Fast and easy aren’t words government agencies hear often—until now. Vantiv uniquely understands the public sector’s processing needs and how to navigate the payments process.   


Payments processing with less red tape.

From cities and schools to transit authorities and federal agencies, over 2,800 government agencies rely on Vantiv to accept payments from citizens and taxpayers. With the payments processing landscape constantly evolving, we understand the importance of accountability and security. We make sure you’re always up-to-date with information on rules and regulations, EMV and PCI compliance, convenience fees, interchange management and emerging payment technologies.

Great benefits for government agencies processing payments.

Working with Vantiv for government payment processing solutions comes with its share of advantages.

Convenience Fee Support

Our systems are versatile enough to support convenience fee processing through web, interactive voice response, kiosks and face-to-face models. Not only that, they have the flexibility to support variable and fixed fee structures as well as single and dual-transaction methods. We can even help you manage the convenience fee compliance requirements of all major card associations.

PCI Compliance Education and Support

Vantiv helps solve for what you need to know and why it matters when it comes to compliance because we know the challenges you face as a government entity. Our Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is an evolving framework designed to protect cardholder data. It’s a multifaceted security standard that features requirements for security management, policies, procedures and other critical protective measures.

EMV Compliance Education and Support

With all the talk about EMV and “Chip Cards”, it’s hard to know what to listen to. Vantiv puts it all in perspective. EMV is the latest improvement in credit card payment processing security and fraud prevention. Essentially, it smoothes interoperability between cards and terminals for both credit and debit transactions. EMV protects against counterfeit fraud through authentication of unique data that lives on chip cards, smart phones and other devices. It also provides risk management both online and offline. 

Proactive Expense Reduction

What’s happening in the industry is a full-time job—one we happily take on. For example, with interchange fees being the largest cost component to the overall merchant payment processing expense, it’s imperative to look for ways to maximize savings. Vantiv helps you analyze public sector interchange qualifications, so your overall costs remain low.

Internet-Based Back-Office Management

Need enterprise-level access to all transaction and settlement data? Vantiv’s IQ is a one-stop portal with all the answers. Use it as a reference to make more informed business decisions. No other tool in the industry can match its customizable features and functionality.

Comprehensive Card Based Solutions

Your government agency can go even more places thanks to our wide array of card payment processing solutions. With direct links into the networks, our Credit, Debit, Commercial, Procurement and Pre-paid/Gift Card products can support your business needs today and for many tomorrows to come.