One of the most critical components to having an effective risk-based compliance management system is information. The TPPPA Newsletter is designed to provide readers with news and insight related to compliance matters that impact third-party payment processing.
In this issue you will find a variety of articles related to Consumer Protection. Of note, in a speech to the Consumer Advisory Board, CFPB Director Richard Cordray discusses four things the CFPB is working on. These include: Credit Visibility, Credit Invisibility, Small Business Financing Data Collection and Common Sense Rules for Debt Collection. The CFPB Consumer Complaint Reports for April and May discuss Student Lending Complaints and Complaints from Older Consumers. These articles point to what to watch for in the future related to Consumer Protection initiatives of the CFPB.
Also of note are a variety of FTC actions related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The FTC has aggressively pursued payment processors that process payments for companies that violate the TCPA. Based on recent news and actions, this remains a high priority for the FTC.
It is critical that payment processors and banks stay informed related to matters of interest to the CFPB and the FTC and actively interrogate their compliance programs to ensure that the proper Consumer Protection controls are proactively implemented to avoid becoming the next enforcement action to hit the news. The TPPPA and our partners offer a variety of free training to support organizations in their ongoing compliance efforts. Check out the training highlighted below.
Thank you for your interest in the TPPPA. We hope this newsletter helps your company to stay informed and stay out of the news!
Marsha Jones, AAP, NCP, CAMS
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Introduction to the TPPPAJuly 25, 2017 at 2:00 PM EDT
The TPPPA will be conducting an Introduction to the TPPPA in webinar format on Tuesday, July 25th @ 2:00 p.m. ET. Please join us to learn about: TPPPA's membership, mission and purpose; our industry best practices in third-party payment processing, known as the TPPPA Compliance Management System (CMS); our CMS Certification Program for banks and third-party payment processors, as well as initiatives planned for 2017.
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Upcoming Public Training
Understanding the Implications of New Payments Legislation and the Impact of Chargebacks and Unauthorized ReturnsJuly 13, 2017 at 2:00 PM EDT
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.
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Decrypting TPPP Compliance with TSR and ROSCA - Avoiding FTC Enforcement ActionsJuly 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM EDT
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.
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Upcoming Member Training
TPPPA Best Practices for Payment Processors
Join us this summer for another great TPPPA Member's Only Series "TPPPA Best Practices for Payment Processors" where we will delve into the details of the TPPPA Compliance Management System for Processors. TPPPA Members never pay for training and all sessions are recorded for members that cannot participate. Dates and Times to be Determined.
- Building an Effective Compliance Management Program
- Enterprise Risk Assessment
- Consumer Protection Requirements and Consumer Complaints
- Building a BSA/AML/OFAC Program
- Merchant Due Diligence
- Monitoring and Reporting
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