Payments Compliance Conference: Powered by ETA

July 11, 2023

Navigating the Complex World of Payments Compliance: Stay Ahead or Face the Consequences

In today’s rapidly evolving financial landscape, compliance serves as a cornerstone in payment systems. It fosters trust, mitigates financial and reputational risks, and ensures smooth transactions, positioning it as an essential element of business operations.

Transformations in Payments Compliance

We are observing meaningful shifts in payments compliance instigated by technological innovations, regulatory updates, and globalization. As cross-border transactions and real-time payments pick up steam, businesses need to keep pace with these changes, especially with recent activation of FedNow service in July.

Staying Ahead: The Benefits and Strategies

Maintaining an edge in payments compliance delivers manifold benefits. It helps manage risks, sustain customer trust, and ensure business continuity. Conferences like ETA’s Payments Compliance Conference offer insights directly from the industry’s rule makers, aiding businesses in mastering this complex landscape.

Case Studies and the Road to Success

The upcoming PCC will spotlight laws and regulations that are at heart of a robust compliance program. The individual topics offer attendees a chance to extract valuable insights and lessons about where compliance is and where it is headed. Augmented by insights from the ETA team, these discussions provide the much-needed edge for keeping your compliance strategy ahead of the curve.

In 2020, a prominent payments company faced regulatory scrutiny for inadequate anti-money laundering controls. The company was fined for failing to implement sufficient measures to prevent illicit financial activities, leading to potential risks of money laundering and terrorist financing. In another case, a payment processor encountered regulatory challenges due to non-compliance with data protection regulations. The company mishandled customer data, resulting in a significant data breach and violation of privacy laws. As a consequence, the company faced hefty fines and reputational damage.

Additionally, a digital wallet provider faced regulatory action for operating without proper licensing and authorization. The company was found to be conducting financial services without meeting the required regulatory standards, leading to penalties and legal repercussions.

These cases illustrate the increased scrutiny from regulators as well as the importance of compliance for payments companies to mitigate regulatory risks. Non-compliance can result in severe consequences, including financial penalties, loss of trust and reputation, and legal repercussions. It highlights the critical need for companies to prioritize regulatory compliance and adopt robust risk management frameworks.

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Looking Ahead: PCC 2023 and Beyond

As we approach PCC 2023, attendees can anticipate an enriching experience. Renowned speakers will share their expertise and insights, providing invaluable guidance on navigating the future of payments compliance. More details about the conference, its location, cost, and the list of distinguished speakers can be found on the registration page.

As Scott Talbott, ETA EVP, rightly asserts, a financial institution’s success relies heavily on its ability to anticipate change and adapt accordingly. Staying ahead in payments compliance may be challenging, but it certainly reaps significant rewards.

Take Action Today

Don’t delay; register for PCC 2023 today, and embark on your journey to effectively navigate the future of payments compliance.