Advisory Services

 

New Application • Increased Efficiency • Second Opinion • Compliance Assistance • Increased Revenue Opportunities

Whatever payments challenge you are facing, look to our experienced and accredited payments professionals for customized assistance and guidance based on rules, regulations and real-life situations at a fraction of the cost of big-name consulting groups.

EPCOR Specialists Can Provide Consulting Services Customized to Your Payments Needs

 

EPCOR Advisory Services are designed to fit the specific payments needs of your organization. We welcome all inquiries and will work with you to offer the guidance you need to meet your goal. Quotes can be requested on any payments related topic, or you may choose and customize your service based on the following specialized areas of expertise:

ACH Rules Mapping for Compliance

Take the guess work out of ACH Rules compliance. Know exactly which Rules apply to the specific functional areas of your financial institution with our ACH Rules Mapping Service. Ensure your staff understand the ACH compliance responsibilities related to their position and duties for ACH processes. Following analysis of your financial institution’s organizational layout and ACH processing responsibilities, you will receive an interactive and easily understood matrix of staff ACH responsibilities as prescribed by the ACH Rules by functional area… written in ‘plain-English’! This matrix will help identify gaps and assure your procedures and staff activities are consistent with compliance requirements. Education sessions for management and staff, either in-person or via webinar are also included.

ACH Origination Support Services

Considering ACH Origination, but not sure how to get started? Or, want to expand your current payment offerings to open new revenue streams, attract new clients and be more competitive? Leave it to the experts! We’ll help you determine revenue generating possibilities, target potential clients and determine which ACH Products/SEC Codes provide the most opportunity and potential revenue for your organization. This service includes a detailed report outlining internal ACH Origination opportunities and best practices for implementing, including a summary of types of payments currently used by business customers and suggestions for new SEC codes/payment types that may be beneficial to your business customers. Assistance with development of origination procedures and agreements is also available.

ACH Policies, Procedures and Agreements Review

EPCOR members have been inquiring about our services in this area for some time and we are proud to now offer our special assistance with the development, review and refinement of your ACH Policies, Procedures and Agreements. Following a comprehensive review of your existing ACH policies/procedures, including in-depth discussions with key staff your organization will be provided a detailed report on the status of your ACH program along with recommendations for improvements. As with all our Advisory Services this service is truly a build-your-own service. Select to have us review just your ACH Agreements, Policies or Procedures – or select all three. We will tailor our service to fit your organization’s request and provide you a price quote accordingly.

Payments Expert Witness Support

When accountholder disputes escalate to litigation, having an accredited and knowledgeable payments expert on-hand to consult with attorneys is of utmost importance. Our payments experts offer: clear, rules- and regulatory-based opinion on payments dispute cases; litigation and testimony support to attorneys representing our member financial institutions and businesses; and expert witness services in mediation, arbitration and litigation disputes surrounding financial services.

Don’t see your specific payments need on this list? Call us to discuss other payments areas where EPCOR could provide assistance or complete the inquiry form below, and we will contact you.

 

What’s the cost?

Cost is based on service selected and estimated consulting time required. Complete this form to inquire about EPCOR Advisory Services and receive your complimentary quote.

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