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ATPC Statement on March 12 Cyber Forum Planning Session

Thursday March 15, 2018

H. West Richards, Executive Director of the American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC), today issued the following statement upon completion of the latest Transaction Alley Cyber Forum meeting on March 12 in Atlanta, to continue development of the Transaction Alley Cyber Resiliency Plan: We greatly appreciate the contributions of our public and private sector partners who […]

P20 Team Presents to Georgia House Economic Development and Tourism Committee

Thursday March 1, 2018

The ATPC’s international platform, P20, had a successful inaugural conference in October 2017 and is now in full preparation for its first conference on U.S. soil, in Atlanta October 8-10, 2018. H. West Richards and Eileen Nebhut – SVP of Development, US, for P20 – were invited to present to the Georgia House Economic Development […]

FinTech Curriculum and Academy Framework Presented to University System of Georgia Chancellor

Thursday March 1, 2018

A strong delegation of ATPC board members, member company delegates, and staff joined Executive Director H. West Richards at the University System of Georgia (USG) offices in downtown Atlanta on February 8th for a meeting with Chancellor Steve Wrigley. The meeting, the ATPC’s first with the USG chancellor was a chance to garner support for […]

ATPC Statement on CFPB Extension of Effective Date Regarding Final Rule for Prepaid Accounts

Thursday February 8, 2018

H. West Richards, Executive Director of the American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC), released the following statement regarding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s delay in issuing its Final Rule for Prepaid Accounts: “We welcome the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s announcement that it has delayed issuance of its Final Rule for Prepaid Accounts until April 1, 2019. […]

Inaugural P20 Conference a Success, Attention Turns to 2018 Event in Atlanta

Friday November 3, 2017

Another ATPC-created initiative is off to a great start, as the inaugural P20 conference took place in London, U.K. October 9-10. A VIP reception and board dinner at the Royal Automobile Club got the program started, with Digby, Lord Jones – whom serves as a Crossbencher in the House of Lords –speaking to attendees about […]

Hurricane Irma Forces Reschedule of Q3 2017 Board of Directors Meeting and Capitol Hill Fly-In

Friday November 3, 2017

The ATPC, its board of directors, and member company delegates planned to be in Washington, D.C. September 13-14 for its Q3 2017 board meeting and annual Capitol Hill fly-in. Unfortunately, Hurricane Irma had other plans, causing ATPC Executive Director H. West Richards to postpone the activities. The decision to reschedule was easy because many member […]

Top Atlanta Mayoral Candidates Invited to Address FinTech Atlanta at December Meeting

Friday November 3, 2017

The ATPC, FinTech Atlanta, and local payments industry leaders work closely with Atlanta government leaders as demonstrated by several economic development collaborations with Mayor Kasim Reed and Invest Atlanta. This relationship is highlighted by Mayor Reed speaking at the ATPC’s industry town hall launch in April 2014, and InComm’s expansion and investment announcement press conference […]

ATPC Leadership Participate on Panel at Republican Attorneys General Event

Friday November 3, 2017

ATPC board members Scott Meyerhoff (InComm), Barry McCarthy (First Data), Doug Sandberg (Worldpay US) and Executive Director H. West Richards were invited by Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr and the Rule of Law Defense Fund to participate in a roundtable discussion amongst other AG’s from across the country on September 7th. The panel focused on […]

News You Can Use: 2017 Holiday Survey by Deloitte

Friday November 3, 2017

Deloitte’s 2017 Holiday Survey report was recently released, and provides key insights into the trends American consumers are setting with their holiday shopping habits. Some of the highlights include: Holiday shopping will amount to more than $1 Trillion in retail sales, accounting for nearly one-fourth of the year’s total retail sales Online spending is expected […]

ATPC Statement on CFPB Anti-Arbitration Rule

Friday July 21, 2017

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Anti-Arbitration Rule Runs Contrary to Interests of Consumers It Claims to Protect The CFBP’s final arbitration rule is yet another example of that agency using a closed process to assure a predetermined outcome that is contrary to the best interests of the financial consumers that it professes to protect.  The […]

First Transaction Alley Cyber Forum Sets Tone for Industry’s, Atlanta’s Cyber Future

Tuesday June 20, 2017

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta played host to the inaugural Transaction Alley Cyber Forum on May 22, with a capacity crowd of nearly 100 industry executives, academic leaders, and government stakeholders. This first convening featured two panels – one comprised of payments industry cybersecurity experts, and the other government cybersecurity authorities – both of […]

ATPC Continues to Serve as Resource for Media

Tuesday June 20, 2017

Since its founding, the ATPC has prided itself on being a clearinghouse of payments industry and Transaction Alley information, utilizing the expertise and thought leadership of staff, board members and experts at member companies. Industry facts and statistics, like those found on the ATPC website, are often used and attributed to the Coalition in media […]

ATPC Leadership Visit London, FinTech Conference to Rally Support for P20

Tuesday June 20, 2017

An ATPC-led delegation including Executive Director H. West Richards and Secretary Robert Green, traveled across the pond in early April to continue securing commitments for the inaugural P20 Conference in October. As part of the trip, the team – including P20 Chairman, Peter Radcliffe – attended both the two-day Innovate Finance Global Summit 2017 conference […]

PCWorld: Georgia: The “Transaction Alley” for Payment Processing

Wednesday May 31, 2017

Here’s the story of how 70% of all payments transactions are handled in Atlanta. So, how’d Georgia become the center of the future of payments? We know Fintech is where the next wave of innovation is hitting, from wearable contactless payment methods to Amazon’s totally contactless pop-up retail stores. But if you think Silicon Valley […]

PRESS RELEASE: Cyber-Forum Assesses Threats To Electronic Payments System in Transaction Alley

Monday May 22, 2017

ATLANTA – Just days after history’s largest cyber-attack disrupted business worldwide and a new executive order from President Trump lent special urgency to the work of protecting the cybersecurity of federal networks and critical infrastructure, cybersecurity experts from both the public and private sectors gathered in Atlanta May 22 for the first Cyber-FORUM. With a […]

AdWeek: What Cities Across America Can Learn From Atlanta’s Financial Tech Boom

Monday April 10, 2017

Over the past few years, Atlanta has become somewhat of a Southern powerhouse in the financial technology world, attracting companies, talent and revenue that have put the Empire City of the South at the center of the burgeoning industry known as fintech. While Atlanta might be more famous for peaches than processing payments, the city […]

Engineering Georgia: FinTech Flourishing in Georgia

Tuesday April 4, 2017

Lori Johnston with Engineering Georgia magazine recently contacted the ATPC about a feature on FinTech and payments processing industry in Georgia. She spoke with ATPC Executive Director, H. West Richards; First Data exeuctive, FinTech Atlanta chairman, and ATPC board member Barry McCarthy; and other key industry experts for the article, which can be read in full by click […]

Coverage of the P20 Partnership Continues in Atlanta Media Outlets

Thursday March 2, 2017

Though the formal announcement of the P20 partnership between the cities of Atlanta and London was made one month ago today, its traction in the media has not faltered. In the last week, Global Atlanta’s Trevor Williams published a piece online about the initiative after speaking with ATPC Executive Director H. West Richards on the subject. […]

P20 Formally Announced in U.S. and U.K., Continues to Gain Attention and Momentum Prior to Inaugural Meeting

Thursday February 23, 2017

The P20, which will bring together the 20 most-influential people in payments for an annual conference, was simultaneously announced in the U.K. and U.S. on Thursday, February 2nd. The ATPC’s public affairs team at VALEO led distribution and media pitching efforts for the U.S. national, local Atlanta, and trade media publications. The announcement was covered […]

2017 Government Affairs: Latest from Capitol Hill and the Gold Dome

Thursday February 23, 2017

Federal and state government affairs activities are now fully underway, and the ATPC is engaged. The 2016 elections brought a change in leadership and priorities at the federal level, and ATPC Executive Director H. West Richards recently took his first 2017 trip to Washington, D.C., attending meetings scheduled by the federal government relations team at […]

Transaction Alley to Host First of Its Kind Cyber Forum in May

Thursday February 23, 2017

The ATPC will convene leading voices from the public and private sectors to discuss cybersecurity issues at the first Transaction Alley Cyber Forum on May 22nd. The event, being held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta will be hosted by both of Georgia’s U.S. Senators, Johnny Isakson and David Perdue each of whom are […]

Member Company Roster Continues to Grow as TSYS Joins the ATPC

Thursday February 23, 2017

TSYS, the well-known payments company based in Columbus, Ga., is the latest to join ATPC at the highest level of membership. TSYS joins Elavon, FIS Global, First Data, InComm, Ingenico Group North America, Merchant e-Solutions (a Cielo company), and Worldpay US on the ATPC Executive Board. Pam Joseph – an ATPC board member while at […]

Deal Signs Amended FY 2017 Budget

Thursday February 23, 2017

The ATPC, its member companies, and consultant team are well-aware that one of Governor Nathan Deal’s priorities is cybersecurity, and he recently allocated funds to elevate Georgia to be a leader in this field. A recent press release from the Office of the Governor, stated: “With this amended budget, we are investing in Georgia’s top […]

Forbes: Atlanta and London Will Launch Annual Payments Conference

Tuesday February 7, 2017

February 7, 2017 By Tom Groenfeldt London and Atlanta are rarely mentioned in the same paragraph when it comes to financial services centers, but this autumn they will launch an annual payments conference, the P20, that will shift between London and Atlanta. Organizers said they are calling it the P20 because it will bring together […]