UPDATE 1/1/2019: Element Payment Services has been combined with Mercury Payment Systems to create Vantiv Integrated Payments, which is now called Worldpay Integrated Payments following Vantiv’s merger with Worldpay. The Element brand appears to have been retired as of this time, and Element no longer appears to sell products as an independent organization. See our Worldpay review for up-to-date information about this company.
Element Payment Services (elementps.com) is a merchant account provider based on Phoenix, Arizona, that entered the credit card processing industry in 2001. Element announced that it had been acquired by Vantiv in July 2013. Element Payment Services primarily focuses on providing payment solutions to large enterprises and software makers that need PCI DSS-compliant payment applications. Despite this focus, it appears that the company will serve merchants of just about any size. Element also has its own branded payment gateway called the “Element Express Processing Platform.” Element Payment Services is a registered ISO/MSP of First National Bank of Omaha and is located at 500 North Juniper Drive, Suite 100, Chandler, Arizona. Sean Kramer is listed as the president and CEO of Element Payment Services.