CUNA joined with other trade associations Thursday to write to Federal Reserve leadership outlining concerns with the Fed’s Secure Payments Task Force. The Task Force was established to provide a forum for stakeholder collaboration and to advise the Federal Reserve on matters related to payments security.
“We are concerned that the efforts of the task force have been marred by an expanding scope, technical misstatements or misunderstandings, and procedural difficulties,” the letter reads, adding that the concerns have led to reduced industry confidence in the materials produced by the task force.
Specifically, the concerns are:
“We respectfully request that the Federal Reserve board pause and review the current process and consider whether additional steps would help to ensure openness of process, and that documents produced by the Task Force reflect an accurate picture of the entire payments industry, rather than a handful of participants,” the letter reads.
Additional details, and a link to the letter, can be found on CUNA’s Removing Barriers Blog.