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ACI and Merchant Risk Council (MRC)

ACI is a member of the Merchant Risk Council Advisory Board and has played an active role for the past 6 years. All the largest US merchants and PSPs are members of MRC and attend meetings and conferences in order to learn and share knowledge on payment threats and fraud activities.

The Council is focused on the impact of fraud, compliance, IoT and alternative payment methods on the merchant community. It is also preparing for the rollout of an eLearning solution for merchants that will include training programs as well as certification.

What is the 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.

MRC facilitates collaboration between eCommerce payments and risk professionals, providing valuable resources to its members that include proprietary educational content, webinars, best practices, industry trends, benchmarking reports and whitepapers. In addition, the MRC hosts four annual conferences in the US and Europe as well as several regional networking events which provide an opportunity for industry professionals to build stronger connections with industry stakeholders.