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ATPC Resources

Information is critical to understanding both the payments processing industry and the federal and state legislation (and regulations) impacting it. The following section provides the latest ATPC news, insights into public policy and key regulatory frameworks, and other information that will inform you about our work and the broader payments industry.

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American Transaction Processors Coalition Launches Coronavirus Task Force

Member Working Group to Tackle Industry Regulatory and Policy Response

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American Transaction Processors Coalition Launches Coronavirus Task Force

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ATPC Statement on the Novel Coronavirus and COVID-19

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.

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ATPC Statement on the Novel Coronavirus and COVID-19

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ATPC Hosts 2020 Transaction 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

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ATPC Hosts 2020 Transaction Cyber Forum

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Member Value: Federal Government Hearing Coverage

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.

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Member Value: Federal Government Hearing Coverage

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American Transaction Processors Coalition Launches “Future Leaders”

New Leadership Program Seeks to Develop Payments Processing Young Professionals

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American Transaction Processors Coalition Launches “Future Leaders”

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

The American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC) is proud to announce that it has elected a new Board of Directors Chairman, Royal Cole.

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

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Thank You Bruce

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.

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Thank You Bruce

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

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.

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

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ATPC Statement on March 12 Cyber Forum Planning Session

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.

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ATPC Statement on March 12 Cyber Forum Planning Session

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

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.

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

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P20 Team Presents to Georgia House Economic Development and Tourism Committee

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.

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P20 Team Presents to Georgia House Economic Development and Tourism Committee

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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News You Can Use: 2017 Holiday Survey by Deloitte

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.

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News You Can Use: 2017 Holiday Survey by Deloitte

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ATPC Leadership Participate on Panel at Republican Attorneys General Event

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.

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ATPC Leadership Participate on Panel at Republican Attorneys General Event

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U.S. Senate Repeals CFPB Arbitration Rule: A Win for ATPC Member Companies and the Industry as a Whole

Last week, the U.S. Senate voted 51 to 50 to repeal the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) arbitration rule – with Vice President Mike Pence providing the tie-breaking vote.

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U.S. Senate Repeals CFPB Arbitration Rule: A Win for ATPC Member Companies and the Industry as a Whole

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

Another ATPC-created initiative is off to a great start, as the inaugural P20 conference took place in London, U.K. October 9-10.

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ATPC Statement on CFPB Anti-Arbitration Rule

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Anti-Arbitration Rule Runs Contrary to Interests of Consumers It Claims to Protect

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ATPC Statement on CFPB Anti-Arbitration Rule

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

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.

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

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ATPC Continues to Serve as Resource for Media

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.

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ATPC Continues to Serve as Resource for Media

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

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.

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

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

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?

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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Engineering Georgia: FinTech Flourishing in Georgia

Lori Johnston with Engineering Georgia magazine recently contacted the ATPC about a feature on FinTech and payments processing industry in Georgia.

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Engineering Georgia: FinTech Flourishing in Georgia

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Coverage of the P20 Partnership Continues in Atlanta Media Outlets

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.

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Coverage of the P20 Partnership Continues in Atlanta Media Outlets

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Deal Signs Amended FY 2017 Budget

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.

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Deal Signs Amended FY 2017 Budget

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Member Company Roster Continues to Grow as TSYS Joins the ATPC

TSYS, the well-known payments company based in Columbus, Ga., is the latest to join ATPC at the highest level of membership.

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Member Company Roster Continues to Grow as TSYS Joins the ATPC

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

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.

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

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