ATPC Trans-Atlantic Tour

Friday May 5, 2023

ATPC Completes Trans-Atlantic Policy Exchange Leaders from the ATPC traveled to London and Dublin recently for meetings with members, prospects, and leading trade associations. The trip is the first post-COVID lockdown and builds upon the long history of U.K. engagement that started with our launch of the P20 conference in 2016. The London portion of […]

Transaction Alley Talks “Planning and Implementing DEI Programs in 2023: Leveraging Data and Facilitating Relationships Between Leadership and Talent”

Thursday April 13, 2023

The ATPC hosted its first Transaction Alley Talks of 2023 on Wednesday, convening a workshop on “Planning and Implementing DEI Programs in 2023: Leveraging Data and Facilitating Relationships Between Leadership and Talent.” The program, hosted by Holland & Knight Atlanta, included a networking session followed by 45-minute workshops with Mohamed Massaquoi (VESSOL founder) and Noelle […]

ATPC Launches 2023 Future Leaders Program

Wednesday January 18, 2023

The American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC) today, announces the 2023 Future Leaders class, which kicks off in February with Payments 101. The 2023 class is the largest in the program’s four-year history and represents a cross-section of industry roles and ATPC member companies. The ATPC Future Leaders program identifies and educates rising professionals primed to […]

ATPC Operations Assistant Job Opening

Thursday November 17, 2022

The American Transaction Processors Association (ATPC) is looking for a hard-working, dedicated, self-starting individual to join the team that drives thought leadership for America’s payments processing industry. The successful candidate will be responsible for a range of operations and events activities, among other requested duties. The successful candidate will report directly to the ATPC Executive […]

ATPC Q2 2022 Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday June 7, 2022

Discover, ATPC’s newest Board of Directors member, hosted the Q2 meeting at their offices in downtown Chicago on June 7th. This meeting was especially timely as it followed an ATPC staff Illinois state legislative fly-in to Springfield the month before. The ATPC expanded government relations activities in Illinois as part of a concerted state engagement […]

ATPC Launches Year Three of Payments Industry Rising Leaders Program

Tuesday June 7, 2022

The ATPC kicked off its third-annual Future Leaders program in June of 2022 with a meeting in Chicago. Future Leaders identifies and educates rising professionals primed to lead the payments processing industry across technological, institutional, business development and workforce portfolios. This half-year program is comprised of multiple networking and educational activities designed to enhance the […]

ATPC Q1 2022 Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday March 16, 2022

The ATPC held its first 2022 Board of Director’s meeting in Atlanta at the Elavon Headquarters on March 16th. The goal of this Board meeting was to discuss current industry and policy trends, and highlight ATPC’s 2022 strategic plan. The ATPC team engaged board members in discussions of state and federal government relations, Cyber Council […]

ATPC Hosts Third Future Leaders Class of 2021

Monday November 8, 2021

Participants Learn “Leadership 101” From Impressive Roster The American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC) held their third Future Leaders meeting of the year on November 3rd at FIS’ Atlanta offices. The program featured real world best practices for team management, and diversity, equity, and inclusion, while also covering career planning and leadership tools. The program kicked […]

Colleen Taylor, President of American Express Merchant Services – U.S., Joins American Transaction Processors Coalition Board of Directors

Friday August 6, 2021

American Express joins the organization dedicated to improving the payment experience August 2, 2021 – American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC) is thrilled to welcome American Express as its newest member and its President of Merchant Services – U.S., Colleen Taylor, to the board of directors. Taylor joined the American Express team in September 2020 and […]

ATPC’s Cyber Council Expands with Three New Members

Tuesday July 20, 2021

CISOs from Deluxe, U.S. Bank and MerchantE joined the ATPC Cyber Council July 20, 2021 – The American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC) Cyber Council, focused on promoting public and private cooperation in cyber security for the Financial Services industry, continues to expand membership, adding three new members from critical transaction companies, including Deluxe, U.S. Bank […]

ATPC Staff Lead New York State Fly-In

Monday July 19, 2021

ATPC staff traveled to New York last week for a series of meetings with state legislators to introduce them to our industry, organization and member companies. The team, led by Chief Strategy Officer Michael Mills, met with New York State Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan (R-131) and State Senator Jeremy Cooney (D-56). Both legislators were new to […]

American Transaction Processors Coalition Appoints Elavon CEO as New Chairman to Board of Directors

Tuesday July 6, 2021

Jamie Walker Succeeds Royal Cole as Board Chairman June 28, 2021 – American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC) announces that Jamie Walker, CEO of Elavon, will succeed Royal Cole of FIS as Chairman of the board. The board of directors unanimously voted Walker in as their new chairman during the organization’s second quarter board meeting in […]

Transaction Alley Talks: Fintech in the UK and Europe

Thursday July 1, 2021

The ATPC’s latest “Transaction Alley Talks” speaker series event covered the U.K. and European fintech ecosystems and how they impact U.S. fintech companies. Kunal Khatri, U.K. Deputy HM Trade Commissioner for the USA, keynoted the event and reviewed the state of the Commonwealth’s fintech ecosystem and how their government is working to support and grow […]

Georgia Economic Development Commissioner Tours InComm Facility

Tuesday June 29, 2021

InComm hosted the ATPC and a number of dignitaries at their newest Columbus, Georgia, facility in June. Georgia Commissioner of Economic Development Pat Wilson joined the crowd in hearing from the InComm executive team about their company and the innovation studio. The program also included a Georgia Fintech Academy update from Executive Director Tommy Marshall […]

ATPC Selects 2021 Future Leaders Participants

Tuesday May 25, 2021

Four Class Program Will Commence in August The American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC) selected 11 participants from six member companies to participate in the 2021 Future Leaders program. Class participants represent a breadth of experience and roles, and the following ATPC member companies: NCR; FIS; Deluxe; Elavon; SpeedChain; and Fiserv. The class includes the following […]

ATPC Signs on to U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Letter Opposing the “Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act.”

Monday May 24, 2021

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS: We urge you to oppose H.R. 963, and S. 505, the “Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act,” which would effectively outlaw arbitration provisions in private contracts. Federal law has protected arbitration as a means of resolving disputes between businesses, consumers and employees since 1925. Should they become […]

ATPC Statement on Broadband and Financial Inclusion

Monday May 10, 2021

The COVID-19 global pandemic accelerated, exacerbated, and highlighted a range of economic trends, with none more-clear than the need for greater broadband access to solve financial inclusion challenges. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s report on “Household Use of Banking and Financial Services” was completed in October 2020 and showed that 66 million American adults (more […]

ATPC Launches 2021 Future Leaders Program

Thursday April 22, 2021

The ATPC is launching its second annual Future Leaders program in 2021, building off the success of the inaugural class. Seven participants from ATPC-member companies completed three courses during 2020. The pilot program was a success on numerous levels and lays the groundwork for an ongoing beneficial initiative. The ATPC Future Leaders program identifies and […]

ATPC Transaction Alley Talks: Pandemic and the Payments Industry

Thursday April 22, 2021

The ATPC hosted its first 2021 “Transaction Alley Talks” speaker event on “Pandemic and the Payments Industry: Supporting the Economy during the Pandemic and Beyond” on Thursday, March 25th, 2:00 – 3:00pm E.T. The virtual event included an expert panel featuring: Kim Ford, Senior Vice President of Government Relations at Fiserv; Tom Gannon, Vice President […]

The Rise of Gift Cards and Other Holiday Shopping Trends for a Unique Holiday Season

Thursday November 5, 2020

by Adam Brault, Senior Vice President, Financial Services, InComm Payments and Board of Directors, American Transaction Processors Coalition It seems hard to believe that we are entering our eighth month in a COVID-19 restricted lifestyle. Yet here we are with the holidays around the corner and our health and safety still a priority concern for […]

USG, GaDoE Partners with ATPC and Payments Industry to Expand FinTech Curriculum into High Schools

Wednesday October 7, 2020

The Georgia Fintech Academy is the first in the country allowing high school students to gain college credit for FinTech courses and fast-track their job opportunities  The Georgia Department of Education (GaDoE), the University System of Georgia (USG), and the American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC) partnered on a first-of-its-kind opportunity to help K-12 students pursue […]

American Transaction Processors Coalition Launches Virtual Speaker Series

Tuesday September 15, 2020

“Transaction Alley Talks” Seeks to Provide Insights and Connectivity for Payments Leaders ATLANTA (August 18, 2020) – The American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC) launched a new speaker series today called “Transaction Alley Talks” intended to drive connectivity, best practices and information sharing for payments processing leaders. The virtual speaker series will bring together the payments […]

ATPC Launches New Video Interview Series

Thursday July 16, 2020

The ATPC launched a new video interview series featuring members, sponsors, and key partners. These interviews highlight the ATPC’s efforts to create platforms for sharing and discussing ideas and issues throughout the payments and fintech industry. The video participants emphasize the ATPC’s continued ability to provide access for its members to discuss critical issues (COVID-19 […]

ABC: Atlanta payments processing companies’ role in the federal distribution of stimulus funds through prepaid debit cards

Friday June 5, 2020

The ATPC is actively working with national and local media around promoting our industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is the latest example from the Atlanta Business Chronicle: By Grace Donnelly  – Reporter, Atlanta Business Chronicle Jun 2, 2020, 5:01pm EDT The U.S. government began sending out prepaid debit cards on May 18 for the $1,200 Economic Impact Payments sent […]

ATPC Holds Second Future Leaders Program Amid COVID-19

Wednesday June 3, 2020

Former HHS Secretary Tom Price Addresses Group About Role of Government Relations The American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC) held its second course in the new Future Leaders “young professionals” program about “government relations 101” today. The ATPC protects, promotes and preserves the payments processing industry through proactive government relations and public relations; so this class […]

UPDATED: ATPC Helps Members Engage Government During COVID-19

Monday April 20, 2020

The American Transaction Processor Coalition (ATPC) is helping members engage federal and state regulators and elected officials during the COVID-19 pandemic to aid customers, consumers and protect the country’s payments processing critical infrastructure. Conversations are taking place about a range of topics, including leveraging prepaid products for government relief disbursements, varied regulatory compliance, and safe […]

American Transaction Processors Coalition Launches Coronavirus Task Force

Tuesday March 31, 2020

Member Working Group to Tackle Industry Regulatory and Policy Response The American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC) today announces the launch of its new COVID-19 Task Force. This new group will be comprised of ATPC member company Chief Risk Officers, COVID-19 team leads, and Business Continuity Managers, to take a deeper dive into their concerns. The […]

ATPC Statement on the Novel Coronavirus and COVID-19

Monday March 23, 2020

As the Executive Director of the American Transaction Processors Coalition I would like to offer some praise for the overall payments industry at large including processors, network brands, banks and others during this time of unprecedented crisis. The international payments industry, centered primarily in the United States, continues to ensure that commerce continues in our […]

ATPC Hosts 2020 Transaction Cyber Forum

Thursday February 20, 2020

Press Release For Immediate Distribution Contact: Michael P. Mills 404.680-0176 or American Transaction Processors Coalition Hosts 2020 Transaction Alley Cyber Forum Leaders Met in Atlanta (Home to World’s Largest Concentration of Payment Processors) to Drive Cybersecurity Resiliency for Critical Infrastructure Supporting the U.S. Payments Grid February 20, 2020 (ATLANTA) – The American Transaction Processors […]

Member Value: Federal Government Hearing Coverage

Sunday February 16, 2020

Eighteen various federal government agencies regulate America’s payments processing industry at any given time, and a broad array of Congressional committees hold numerous industry hearings each year. Each of these regulatory agency and committee discussions have the potential to impact payments processing companies and their clients and customers, requiring close monitoring and engagement. That is […]

American Transaction Processors Coalition Launches “Future Leaders” New Leadership Program Seeks to Develop Payments Processing Young Professionals

Tuesday January 21, 2020

ATLANTA (January 21, 2020) – The American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC) today, announces the launch of the Payments Processing industry’s first young professionals program. The ATPC is a government relations and economic development organization supporting payments processing industry visibility and growth, which is why the “Future Leaders” program expands industry knowledge, creates onramps to government […]

ATPC Welcomes New Board Chairman, Royal Cole, of FIS/Worldpay

Thursday January 16, 2020

The American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC) is proud to announce that it has elected a new Board of Directors Chairman, Royal Cole. Royal is currently Executive Vice President and Head of the North American region for Worldpay under FIS and brings with him more than 30-years of payments industry experience. The very recent consolidation of Worldpay […]

Thank You Bruce

Friday December 13, 2019

The American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC) took a moment out of the December board meeting to recognize Bruce Lowthers (President, Banking Solutions at FIS Global) for his incredible leadership and effort as board of directors chair the past two years. The celebration included a proclamation from Georgia Governor Brian Kemp. And the staff signed and […]

ATPC Applauds Recognition of Payments as Part of ‘National Critical Functions’

Friday April 5, 2019

The American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC), the leading payments-processing advocacy organization in the United States, commends the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cyber Infrastructure (CISA) on its inclusion of “payment, clearing, and settlement services” in the National Critical Functions Set released April 2019. As part of its ongoing education efforts within federal agencies, […]

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 […]