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DOCUMENT AND ENTITY INFORMATION
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2017
shares
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]  
Entity Registrant Name Vantiv, Inc.
Entity Central Index Key 0001533932
Document Type 10-Q
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2017
Amendment Flag false
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2017
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3
Class A Common Stock  
Document and Entity Information  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding (in shares) 162,506,630
Class B Common Stock  
Document and Entity Information  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding (in shares) 15,252,826