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Smarter Faster Payments 2021 - Remote Connect

Join The Clearing House, a Platinum Sponsor, at Smarter Faster Payments 2021: Remote Connect!  The Clearing House's expert speakers will be virtually delivering nine of the informative sessions over the four days, August 23-26. 

Monday, August 23rd l 1:20 - 2:10 PM

Jason Carone, AAP, APRP, CTP, Senior Vice President, ACH Product
Coping (Together) with Changes in the Payment Regulatory Environment 

As the payments landscape continues to evolve, the regulatory environment surrounding it has become even more impactful to the ecosystem. This panel discusses the regulatory churn and how the industry can work together to continue to innovate, while maintaining a safe and secure faster payments system.


Monday, August 23rd l 3:10 - 4:10 PM

Real Life Experiences with RTP Capabilities

The RTP® network has been in production for several years with many businesses using its immediacy, certainty, 24/7 availability and two way interaction capabilities to create a complete payments experience. The RTP® network continues to grow in reach, volume and use cases. Businesses are innovating using its immediacy, certainty, 24/7 availability and two-way interaction capabilities to create a complete payments experience for their customers and improve cash flow and efficiencies for their own companies. Hear firsthand of these successes and efficiencies gained to inspire others considering the same path.

Tuesday, August 24th l 1:20 - 2:20 PM

Olivia Maciel, AAP, APRP, Director, EPN Product Management
24/7/365 Potential Impacts on Other Payment Channels

When the Federal Reserve unveiled plans for its new FedNow Service, it also mentioned it was considering extending the service hours of FedWire Funds Service and the National Settlement Service to 24 hours a day, seven days-a-week, and 365 days-a-year. Such a change support the integration of faster payment services, but has the potential to significantly impact existing ACH, wire and image systems, processes and services. This panel discusses the potential impact of round the clock availability of FedWire and NSS for other payment channels and what it could mean for the overall payments industry.

Tuesday, August 24th l 1:20 - 2:20 PM

Jason Carone, AAP, APRP, CTP, Senior Vice President, ACH Product
SPOTLIGHT SESSION:  ACH State of the Union

In this session, representatives from The Clearing House, The Federal Reserve and Nacha provide a look at the current state of the ACH Network. The presenters cover trends in ACH Network volume and use cases, including the adoption and primary use case of Same Day ACH, new initiatives to improve the capabilities of the ACH Network and where Same Day ACH is headed, and current hot spots in ACH risk management and fraud prevention. In addition, the speakers address how the ACH Network continues to operate in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, the national emergency, and the need for organizations and individuals to practice social distancing.

Tuesday, August 24th l 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Jim Colassano, Senior Vice Product, Product Development & Strategy
Answering the Call for Business Resiliency with Real-Time Payments (Panel)

Throughout these unprecedented and economically challenging times, the RTP network's real-time speed and capabilities are helping organizations meet the increasing need and expectation for on-demand, immediate digital payments, among other advantages. This session explores real use cases that show the integral role RTP capabilities are playing in ongoing business resiliency and "business as usual" plans. Innovative uses for the data that accompany RTP transactions, how the network's speed allows for same-day correction, and the benefits of straight-through processing are also addressed.


Wednesday, August 25th l 1:20 - 2:20 PM

Lee Kyriacou, Vice President, RTP Rules Enforcement
Faster Payments Fraud: Exaggerated or Understated

It seems as though one cannot talk about faster payments without talking about fraud. Has the faster movement of money created a spike in payments fraud? How will fraud and tactics to perpetrate fraud evolve with new faster payments advancements? With this session, break through the hype as panelists provide data points and statistics on the prevalence of fraud as it relates to various faster payments solutions and predictions for the future. Walk away with tips on how to safeguard the users of faster payments solutions, as well as predictions for the future.

Wednesday, August 26th l 1:20 - 2:20 PM

Lana Skryabina, RTP Product Advocate
How Treasury Organizations and FIs can Partner on the RTP Journey 

This session provides a firsthand account of lessons learned during implementation of the RTP network, as well as a look ahead for real-time payments from the point of view of a financial institution. This includes feedback from clients on what they expect, how the bank responded, and insights about the path to client adoption.    

Thursday, August 26th l 1:20 - 2:20 PM

Steve Ledford, Senior Vice President, Product & Strategy 
Real-Time Payments:  Perspectives from The Federal Reserve and The Clearing House

Financial institutions are witnessing tremendous technological change in digital payments, coupled with higher consumer expectations for faster payments. The Clearing House is gaining traction with its RTP® service. While the Federal Reserve is developing FedNow(SM), a real-time payment service, and Zelle® has become a phenomenal success story. What is the future of real-time payments? How should you respond? Join our panel discussion on the real-time payments evolution.  

Thursday, August 26th l 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Steve Ledford, Senior Vice President, Product & Strategy 
EXECUTIVE SESSION: Faster Payments Players & Solutions: Examining Future Roles

Faster payments is now more than just a trending buzzword. It is the way of the future. Key industry players have put their stakes in the ground with solutions to meet the growing demand for faster payments options. Nacha introduced Same Day ACH. The Clearing House launched its RTP network. Visa operates Visa Direct and the Federal Reserve has announced plans for FedNow, a 24/7 real-time payment service. With all of these solutions either in play or soon-to-be available, what does this mean for faster payments adopters? Will these systems truly be interoperable? Hear from key industry players leading the faster payments evolution as they discuss what's ahead.

Register here for Smarter Faster Payments 2021 - Remote Connect.