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Merchant Risk Council Announces Vantiv as MRC Vegas 2016 Overall Sponsor

SEATTLE, Nov. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Merchant Risk Council announced today their partnership with Vantiv, a leading provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions for merchants and financial institutions of all sizes for more than 40 years, as the overall sponsor of MRC Vegas 2016. A member of the MRC since 2008, Vantiv is a first-time sponsor of MRC’s annual flagship conference in Las Vegas.

“We are thrilled to partner with Vantiv at MRC Vegas 2016 and appreciate their ongoing support to help propel the eCommerce industry forward. Overall sponsorship is such a significant contribution because it allows the MRC to provide the most relevant, educational and rewarding conferences to connect fraud and payments professionals and mitigate risk,” says Danielle Nagao, MRC CEO.

“The payments industry is currently experiencing major and rapid changes in both technology and regulation,” said Greg Worch, senior vice president of eCommerce at Vantiv. “We’re excited to partner with the Merchant Risk Council to talk about Omni Channel commerce, and engaging industry experts at MRC Vegas around smarter and safer payments.”

MRC Vegas 2016, March 7-10 at the Aria Resort and Casino, marks the 14th annual spring conference. MRC Vegas is one of the largest fraud and payments events uniting online and multi-channel retailers, card networks, card issuers, law enforcement agencies and solution providers all focused on making online retail more secure.

Attendees have the opportunity to network with an expected group of 1,500 guests, participate in unparalleled education and hear from the most recognized and respected eCommerce leaders delivering valuable insights and exploring specific solutions regarding payments, risk and online fraud.

Event registration is now open to attendees and media. Visit the MRC to register and for more information.

About Vantiv, Inc.

Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV) is a leading payment processor differentiated by an integrated technology platform. Vantiv offers a comprehensive suite of traditional and innovative payment processing and technology solutions to merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, enabling them to address their payment processing needs through a single provider. We build strong relationships with our clients, helping them become more efficient, more secure and more successful. Vantiv is the second largest merchant acquirer and the largest PIN debit acquirer based on number of transactions in the U.S. The company's growth strategy includes expanding further into high-growth channels and verticals, including integrated payments, eCommerce, and merchant bank.

About the MRC:

The MRC is an unbiased global community providing a platform for eCommerce fraud and payments professionals to come together and share information. As a not-for-profit entity, the MRC’s vision is to make commerce safe and profitable everywhere by offering proprietary education, training and networking as well as a forum for timely and relevant discussions. The MRC was launched in 2000 at the start of the eCommerce boom by a small group of industry professionals from leading consumer brands, with the ultimate goal of combating online fraud in the card not present space. Since its inception, the MRC has also added online payments to its portfolio, expanding its presence further into eCommerce. The MRC is headquartered in Seattle, WA and has an office in Madrid, Spain.

MEDIA CONTACT: Emma Cloninger TELEPHONE: +1 206.364.2789 ext. 152 EMAIL: emma@merchantriskcouncil.org

Source:Merchant Risk Council