WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the global trade association representing the payments technology world, today will host the Payments Fly-In on Capitol Hill. More than 50 payments and technology industry leaders will meet with Members of Congress and federal regulators to discuss issues facing the industry. Immediately following on September 22, ETA will host its inaugural FinTech Policy Forum. The Forum will bring together industry leaders, federal and state regulators, and Members of Congress to discuss how emerging payments technology and public policy can coincide to provide consumers with safe, reliable, and rewarding financial services.
"Having a voice in politics is crucial for businesses of all sizes," said Scott Talbott, ETA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs. "At a time of unprecedented change in the payments industry, including mobile payments and other new technologies, ETA's government relations efforts are enormously important to advance our industry."
Executives from ETA member companies will provide policymakers with their perspective on how this $6 trillion industry is driving economic growth in the U.S. Discussion topics will include issues like EMV migration, payments technology, online small business lending, and prepaid products.
At ETA's FinTech Policy Forum on September 22, industry experts, Members of Congress, and regulators will discuss how developing technology and public policy can work together on such topics as privacy, data protection, mobile technology, online small business lending, the convergence of traditional and new players, and helping the underserved. Notable speakers including Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Terrell McSweeny, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, Adrienne Harris, Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, National Economic Council, the White House, and Dan Quan, Senior Advisor to the Director, U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
The ETA Executive Payments Fly-In & FinTech Policy Forum is the latest in ETA's series of policy events advancing the payments technology industry.
The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) is the global trade association representing more than 500 payments and technology companies. ETA members make commerce possible by processing more than $5 trillion in purchases in the U.S. and deploying payments innovations to merchants and consumers.
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