Vanderbilt University Medical Center Finance

Sarah Bettencourt, Manager – PCI Compliance and Point of Sale Services
3319 West End Ave., Suite 600
(615) 875-9523 or

Application to become a VUMC Merchant

A merchant account is a special kind of bank account that exists for the purpose of holding funds captured from credit and debit card sales. Per VUMC Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) no VUMC member is authorized to process, transmit or store payment card information (credit and/or debit) without prior approval from the Treasury and PCI Department.

VUMC Treasury and PCI Department has been delegated the Authority to review, approve, and deny merchant account requests. VUMC Treasury and PCI Department will set up all accounts in accordance to VUMC Policy and PCI DSS.

NOTE: eCommerce & Mobile Payments – require preapproval from VUMC Treasury. You should never set up your own account though PayPal, CVENT, excreta.

Application Process

Step 1: Understand VUMC Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Policy

Step 2: Know your Responsibilities of a VUMC Merchant

Step 3: Complete VUMC Payment Industry Merchant Questions for Application of Account

Step 4: Complete VUMC New Merchant Information form

Step 5: Submit compete Application Package to for review