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ACI is a unique organization, working with all payment stakeholder segments. As such, our employee resources are invaluable in developing external relationships which influence and guide the industry as it evolves. These employee resources sit on boards, join industry groups and work on defining standards for the payments industry.

As ambassadors of ACI, these payment experts seek to create mutual benefits for internal and external audiences. Through our participation in these industry groups, we are working hand-in-hand with top payments players to create more targeted solutions that drive sales, ease new business and create a better payments ecosystem for all.



ATMIA is the leading non-profit trade association representing the entire global ATM industry. ATMIA serves more than 11,000 members from over 650 companies located in 70 countries spanning the entire ATM ecosphere, including financial institutions, independent ATM deployers, equipment manufacturers, processors and a plethora of ATM service and value-added solution providers.




The Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) is a leading think tank and forum for debate on EU affairs, with an in-house research capacity and an extensive network of partner institutions throughout the world.

The European Credit Research Institute (ECRI) is an independent, non‐profit research institute that develops its expertise from an interdisciplinary team and networks of academic cooperation partners.

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eCommerce Europe

Through its 20 national e-commerce associations, Ecommerce Europe represents more than 75,000 companies selling goods and services online to consumers in Europe.

Euro Banking Association

The EBA provides guidance on how to evolve and strengthen payment networks to its 170 members from the European Union and across the World. In recent years, the EBA has played a major role in actively supporting banks in their migration to the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) and in other bank-driven initiatives requiring hands-on co-operation at a pan-European level.


InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and members of the private sector. The InfraGard program provides a vehicle for seamless public-private collaboration with government that expedites the timely exchange of information and promotes mutual learning opportunities relevant to the protection of critical infrastructure.

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The Interactive Financial exchange (IFX) Forum is a global non-profit association that helps develop standards for financial data exchange. It has been working to develop a standardized way for credit unions and other financial institutions to provide more open access to their data instead of relying on proprietary APIs from financial institutions and vendors.

Merchant Advisory Group

The Merchant Advisory Group (MAG) ensures that the merchant voice is a part of the critical and timely dialogue surrounding evolving payments and related matters. MAG represents over 130 of the largest US merchants which account for over $3.3 Trillion in annual sales at over 900,000 locations across the US and online.

mrc Merchant Risk Council

The Merchant Risk Council (MRC) was established in 2000 by a group of eCommerce professionals from leading consumer brands invested in supporting their organizations' risk management efforts. Today, the MRC supports a diverse mix of over 500 member companies representing a wide variety of industries, technologies, services and solutions focused on optimizing payments and reducing eCommerce fraud.

nacha NACHA

NACHA manages the development, administration, and governance of the ACH Network, the backbone for the electronic movement of money and data in the United States. The ACH Network serves as a network for direct consumer, business, and government payments, and annually facilitates billions of payments such as direct deposit and direct payment.

nrf National Retail Federation

NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 other countries.

npso NPSO

The New Payment System Operator (NPSO) is responsible for maintaining and developing the UK’s payments infrastructure to facilitate the delivery of better payment systems, ensuring the resilience of the economy and promoting innovation and competition.

psr PSR

The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) is a subsidiary of the Financial Conduct Authority and the economic regulator for the payment systems industry in the UK. The mandate of the PSR is to bring change to the payments industry, injecting competition and innovation where it is needed and ensuring that the interests of the people and businesses that use payment systems.


Swift’s messaging platform, products and services connect more than 11,000 banking and securities organizations, market infrastructures and corporate customers in more than 200 countries and territories.

clearing house The Clearing House

The Clearing House Payments Company owns and operates core payments system infrastructure in the United States and has just launched a new, ubiquitous, real-time payment system. The Payments Company is the only private-sector ACH and wire operator in the United States, clearing and settling nearly $2 trillion in U.S. dollar payments each day, representing half of all commercial ACH and wire volume.

us payments forum US Payments Forum

The U.S. Payments Forum is a cross-industry body focused on addressing issues that require broad cooperation and coordination across many constituents in the payments industry. The Forum is an affiliated organization of the Secure Technology Alliance, founded in August 2012 as the EMV Migration Forum, and renamed in the U.S. Payments Forum in 2016 to include other new and emerging payments technologies in the United States.

women in payments US Women in Payments

Women in Payments is a growing global network of women working across the payments ecosystem striving for gender parity. The association runs symposiums and networking to provide learning and career development opportunities for a growing community of women working across the payments field - both locally and globally.