EPCOR Archived News

 

This is a collective archive of all the news stories that have appeared on the home page of epcor.org.

Don’t Let Reclamation Increases Freeze Your Institution this Winter

Brush up on your potential liability and ways to mitigate losses when dealing with reclamations before a potential increase this winter.

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Ask Mary: What Are Your Holiday Protection Tips?

Holidays are a perfect time for fraudsters to pillage money. Here are some tips to share with clients so they can protect themselves.

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Meet Stephanie Mareski

Hoot-E introduces Stephanie Mareski, AAP, APRP, Director, Member Support & Electronic Channels.

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The Road to Faster Payments is a Hit in Overland Park, KS

Over 300 payments professionals gathered in Overland Park last week to join us for advanced learning and valuable networking.

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Susan K. Doyle named President of Kansas City-Based Payments Association

EPCOR announced that Susan K. Doyle will join the association as president on January 1, 2019

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EPCOR Staff Making a Difference

Read about how a donate-what-you-can café is making a difference in Kansas City, Missouri and how our staff members have been involved.

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Managing Originator Reversal Files & Entries

There are different ways for ODFIs to handle reversal procedures for Originators. Here’s what is required, and some tips for a less painful audit.

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Reflections on the Evolution of Payments

While the evolution of payments may seem inevitable at times, our industry’s travels along the path of faster payments are certainly not predetermined.

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Meet Keith Gray, The Clearing House

What does Keith Gray, one of the industry leaders joining us on next week's Road to Faster Payments, think is the top issue in the payments industry?

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Your Data, Your Protection …. Is Up to YOU!

As we think about technology we utilize throughout the day, it’s obvious we leave ourselves vulnerable to cybercriminals.

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Get an In-Person Update on The Fed's Proposal!

Erik Van Bramer, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will be speaking on the Fed's proposed actions at our Fall Conference.

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NACHA Releases ACH Rules Supplement #1-2018

Supplement #1-2018 contains three approved amendments to the ACH Rules and the 2019 ACH Network Administration Fees.

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Federal Reserve Seeks Industry Feedback on Real-time Interbank Settlement

Public comment open on actions to support faster payments in the United States.

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Ask Mary: Is Final Credit Really Final?

After a Regulation E Dispute, can a financial institution take final credit back if they receive a second presentment?

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EPCOR Board Member Spotlight: Meet Tristan Thompson

Learn about one of our new Board Members on a personal and professional level, as well as his vision for EPCOR.

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Meet Jane Hennessy, G2 Web Services

Find out what she is passionate about and maybe even a fun fact that involves her and Alcatraz!

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Same Day ACH Will Be Enhanced to Meet ACH End-User Needs

Expanding access to Same Day ACH, increasing per-transaction dollar limit and speed up funds availability.

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Meet David Lott, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Here’s a glimpse into the journey that led David to the Payments Risk Forum, as an expert in fraud and biometric modalities.

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EPCOR Audit Team: Notes on Third-Party Service Providers

Our Audit team has been taking notes as the payments industry sees an increased use of TPSPs.

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You Asked, We Listened – To the Tune of FIVE New Webinars!

Check out our FIVE new webinars PLUS opportunities to bundle and save.

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EPCOR Member Banks Named "Best to Work for" in 2018

Congratulations to the ten EPCOR member financial institutions who ranked on American Banker’s list of “Best Banks to Work For!”

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Join the Fight Against Human Trafficking

You could be the one to spot a human trafficking situation at your financial institution or assist a customer/member escape their situation and get help.

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EPCOR Board of Directors Chairman Spotlight: Greg Nickle

Learn about our new Chairman on a personal and professional level, as well as his vision for EPCOR.

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Ask Mary: Can I Submit This Learning Event for Other Credits?

EPCOR learning events may be eligible for more than AAP or NCP credits.

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Join Us For A Ride On The Cryptocurrency Rollercoaster!

The debate often boils down to two questions—what are cryptocurrencies and how should they be regulated?

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NOC – No One Cares?

When an Originator’s responsibility is made very clear, why do Notifications of Change remain the most common reason that a Rules violation is filed?

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Experiences from the Other Side - The Payments Institute

Hear about The Payments Institute from the winners of this year’s EPCOR Anthony Cope and John P. Borden Scholarships.

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Information... The Who, The What, The Why and The How?

How will your account holders react to your requests for additional information? Will they balk?

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FinCEN Extends Limited Exceptions

FinCEN is extending the limited exception of the Beneficial Ownership Rule for certain financial products and services through September 8, 2018.

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Federal Reserve Board Seeks Comment on ISO 20022 Proposal for Fedwire® Funds Service

Will ISO 20022 be the new “language” of wires?

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EPCOR Member Wages War on Hunger

EPCOR member Arvest bank is stepping up to the plate to fight hunger close to home.

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EPCOR Launches Search for New President

EPCOR has retained Rick Shull of RGS Search Partners, LLC to conduct the search for a new President of the association.

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Did You Know... Regulation CC Changes Are in Effect?

Our first video in the series is available now and covers the timely issue of the July 1st changes to Regulation CC.

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Why Should the European Union Matter to EPCOR?

How could GDPR affect your organization

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Congratulations to Our 16 New NCPs!

Join us in congratulating 16 EPCOR members who have added the NCP credential to their titles!

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Are You Ready for July’s Reg CC Changes?

When the amendments take effect on July 1st, there will not be an adjustment type code available, but we can help.

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Meet the Top NCP Scorer in the Nation - And In HISTORY!

For the fifth year in a row, EPCOR has been home to the top scorer...

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Dear Mary: How Can We Avoid Losses on P2P Debits?

Have you experienced large dollar losses on Person-to-Person (P2P) debits. Keep it from happening again.

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Members Recognized for Outstanding Lending Practices in Leading Journal

Profiting from Small Business Administration loans — two times more than any other bank.

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Compliance Corner: The Item Never Arrived. What’s an Account Holder to Do?

Do you know what the ACH Rules say about this situation?

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Payments Pulse Goes on The Road to Faster Payments

New episodes of our podcast series are available, hear about EPCOR Payments Conference – Spring 2018.

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Dodd-Frank Rollback Signed into Law by President Trump

How might this new legislation affect your organization?

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Ask Mary: What's the Difference Between a Payment Product and System?

All this faster payments terminology is freezing up my brain, straighten me out!

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Missouri Updates Notification Requirements for Consumer Accounts

Notice to account holders now required for inactive accounts greater than twelve months.

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Network ACH Volume Up 6% in First Quarter 2018

42.6 million Same Day ACH payments were made in the first quarter of 2018, a 220% increase from the first quarter of 2017.

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Look Out Atlanta – EPCOR Members Are Heading Your Way!

Please join us in congratulating the winners of EPCOR’s two full tuition scholarships to NACHA’s 2018 The Payments Institute (TPI).

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40 EPCOR Members Among First APRPs!

Please join us in congratulating the 40 EPCOR members who recently joined the very first Accredited Payments Risk Professionals (APRPs).

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Laying the Groundwork for a Future of Faster Payments

Susan Doyle, AAP, Commerce Bank talks about the proposed U.S. Faster Payments Council and urges you to share your feedback.

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Dear Mary: How Can We Ensure Our Staff Understands Rules Compliance Requirements That Apply to Their Jobs?

 

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Ready or Not, Here Come Faster Payments

Will you be ready for faster payments by the year 2020? Gain a better understanding of what is going on in the faster payments space.

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EPCOR Members Among Top Originators & Receivers

The Top 50 Originating and Receiving Depository Financial Institutions contains the names of several EPCOR members.

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The First 2018 Issue of Inside Origination is Now Available

Designed to inform Originators and businesses of all sizes of recent payment systems developments.

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Here, There and Everywhere – Emerging Payments in the US

Consumers are discovering more opportunities to make faster payments daily. Is your financial institution tuned in?

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Hoot-E’s Adventures at Payment Systems Update

Hoot-E traveled across the EPCOR region with our training staff the last few months, and he had a blast.

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EPCOR Members Rank Among Forbes’ Top Banks

Congratulations to the EPCOR member financial institutions who were featured in the rankings of Forbes top banks in America!

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EPCOR Community Spotlight Podcast Now Available

After a successful pilot, our new Payments Pulse podcasts are off to the races with the a new EPCOR Community Spotlight...

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Money Laundering Moving Downstream?

Big fines = improved processes for large financial institutions hit with fines. Why might this spell disaster for smaller financial institutions?

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Dear Mary: How Can We Get the Most Out of ACH Origination?

EPCOR’s Advisory Services can provide valuable assistance to ensure your Origination services are effective...

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NACHA Reports Great Response to Third-Party Sender Registration

Over 9,000 Third-Party Senders were registered with NACHA as of the March 1st deadline. Now, NACHA will be validating ...

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Riddle Me This…Beneficial Ownership

The next big regulatory change on the horizon is the new Customer Due Diligence (CCD) rule which goes into effect on May 11. Are you ready?

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Secure Payments Task Force: Learn How Payments Work

The Secure Payments Task Force’s Learn How Payments Work website is offering Payment Lifecycles and Security Profiles...

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Keeping You at the Center of What We Do

Please join us in thanking the members of our eight EPCOR committees who help ensure that everything we do is centered around your needs.

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Go for the Gold!

Prove your prowess with ACH – our AAP Prep Program can help you fly down the slopes, slalom around your peers and skate to the finish line by earning your Accredited ACH Professional credentials.

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Federal Reserve Bank Study Finds Credit Cards Are King

The Federal Reserve Bank’s recent payments study highlights some interesting trends in the ways consumers are spending their money.

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Dear Mary: Are Our Policies, Procedures & Agreements Solid?

One of the best ways to remain in compliance with various payment system rules and regulations is by having solid policies, procedures and agreements.

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EPCOR Receives Bronze All Media Award

Read about our latest accolade - the 2017 All Media Award from Association Trends’ Salute to Excellence program was awarded to our August, 2017 Member Appreciation Month program.

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Deadlines Everywhere – Are You On-Track?

Same Day ACH Phase 3, the Third-Party Sender Registration Rule, AND continuing education filing deadlines are all coming up with March deadlines!

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