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5/2/20171:00 PM EDTIntroduction to the Third Party Payment Processors Association (TPPPA)
The Third Party Payment Processors Association (TPPPA) is a not-for-profit membership association for third party payment processors and banks with third party payment processor programs. We were formed in 2013 to raise awareness of the important role payment processors play in the payments industry and the economy and to promote industry best practices through our TPPPA Compliance Management System (CMS), a free member benefit. Learn more about the TPPPA, member benefits, and our industry best practices, training and compliance products and support, and the important state-level work we will be taking on in the upcoming year.
General Public
5/3/20172:00 PM EDTHow Policy Can Trump Laws and Regulations - What to Watch for in 2017
Clearly there has been a shift in policy with a new Republican President and Republican controlled Congress. The Trump Administration's policy is based on reducing regulation, the opposite of what we saw with the Obama Administration. The question is, just how much change can the payments industry expect, particularly in the realm of consumer protection enforcement and Know Your Customer requirements, like the beneficial ownership rule. Join the TPPPA and our Legal and Regulatory counsel Troutman Sanders as we discuss how policy has shaped enforcement of laws and regulations at a federal and state level in the past, and what to watch for in 2017 in the legal and regulatory arena.
General Public
6/1/20172:00 PM EDTProper Legal Agreements in Payments - The Pitfalls of Templates
The payments systems are a series of agreements between participants, including payment authorizations. These agreements are legal, binding contracts. If agreements are not clear and properly assembled they can cause a variety of problems, from trivial to severe. As payments become more complicated and faster, and new payment types and new forms of processing emerge, it is critical to have properly assembled agreements that are unique to the requirements of your company and those of your partners and customers.

The pitfalls of template agreements are many. Skimping on the cost of preparing proper agreements can result in costly litigation, loses and potentially regulatory action.

This session will talk about the legal flow of agreements in payments between participants; the pitfalls of using templates that misrepresent your actual role and processes; and other considerations for your agreements. Join the TPPPA and our Legal and Regulatory Counsel Troutman Sanders in this important and timely discussion.
General Public
6/7/20172:00 PM EDTThe History and the Future of the Beneficial Ownership Rule
Join us as we hear from Erik Kiefer, Senior Policy Advisor|FinCEN Lead for FATF, as he shares with us the role that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) plays in global inter-governmental efforts in the fight against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. Erik will also describe how FinCEN is related to FATF and FATF 40 requirements, including the requirement to identify beneficial owners. We will also learn how the United States stacks up against other nations in their progress to complying with this global requirement, consequences of non-compliance and what to expect in the future as the CDD Final Rule is implemented.
General Public
6/13/20172:00 PM EDTWhat's the Difference Between a Payment Processor and a Money Transmitter?
While both Payment Processors and Money Transmitters both process payments, the about where the similarity ends. The difference between these two types of companies is great. Unfortunately, they are often collapsed into a single category, particularly related to state money transmitter licensing requirements, which has created unintended consequences. Join the TPPPA and our Legal and Regulatory Counsel Troutman Sanders as we distinguish how payment processors are different from money transmitters. We will also discuss efforts to distinguish the two in the crazy matrix of 49 state's money transmitter licensing laws.
General Public
7/13/20172:00 PM EDTUnderstanding the Implications of New Payments Legislation and the Impact of Chargebacks and Unauthorized Returns
In today's dynamic and evolving payments landscape, industry members must understand both their own responsibilities and consumer rights. Failing to recognize and comply with regulatory changes can result in chargebacks and/or unauthorized returns --which severely limit profitability and scalability for issuers, acquirers, and merchants alike. This session will reveal new industry updates and fee schedules, as well as how these changes may impact your business.
General Public
7/18/20172:00 PM EDTDecrypting TPPP Compliance with TSR and ROSCA - Avoiding FTC Enforcement Actions
Karen Hobbs from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protections joins this webinar to help Payment Processors under the requirements of the Telemarketing Sales Rule and Restoring Online Shoppers Confidence Act. Both of these consumer protection regulations are enforced by the FTC. Learn about enforcement actions against processors and merchants that failed to comply, and learn about how you can update your Compliance Management Systems to avoid costly enforcement actions.
General Public

TPPPA Member's Only Upcoming Training

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5/4/20172:00 PM EDTTPPPA CMS for Banks: Monitoring and Reporting
Banks with TPPP programs need to have special monitoring programs for the TPPP customers and the TPPP's merchant customers. While the bank may rely upon the processor to do the day-to-day monitoring of their merchants, the bank needs to have a mechanism to monitor for red-flags with not only the TPPPs, but also their merchants.

Additionally, bank boards need to have the information they need to adequately monitor and manage the program risk. This course will cover the following topics:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Suspicious Activity at a processor and merchant level
  • Monitoring for Red Flags and Creating Watch Lists
  • Combining data elements for a big picture view
  • Monitoring return rates and establishing thresholds
  • Utilizing Proof of Authorizations
  • Monitoring Consumer Complaints
  • Monitoring Programs overall metrics
TPPPA Members Only
6/08/20172:00 PM EDTChargebacks911 Member Demo
Chargebacks911 is recognized as the world’s leading service provider for comprehensive dispute mitigation and remediation technology. The company has been named Best Chargeback Management Program, Best B2B Software, Best Industry Solution and much more. Join us for a demonstration of this powerful product.

Headquartered in Tampa Bay, Florida, the company’s 350 employees serve global clients with region-specific expertise from locations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, managing more than 200 million transactions monthly in 87 currencies.
TPPPA Members Only

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