Retail Payments Risk Forum Launches Blog
The Atlanta Fed's Retail Payments Risk Forum has introduced a blog, Portals and Rails, meant to spark conversation and foster ideas about retail payments risk.
While other online forums address the broader topic of payments, Portals and Rails focuses specifically on retail payments risk. Risk Forum staff members and others by invitation will produce posts periodically, and the Risk Forum encourages readers to comment and advance the discussion of issues related to payments fraud, payments risk management, operational risks, and other concerns.
Debate, discussion to serve payments industry
That field encompasses financial institutions, nonbank providers of retail payments services and technology, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies and others. The blog is designed to help advance the Forum's goal: to measurably affect the detection and mitigation of risk and fraud in retail electronic payments.
Blog is Atlanta Fed's second
In addition to launching Portals and Rails, the Retail Payments Risk Forum has assembled an advisory group that will help set priorities, including focus areas for original research and analysis. The new group includes representatives from financial institutions, corporate users of retail payments, law enforcement agencies, federal regulatory agencies, academia, the legal community, and the Fed.
April 21, 2009