ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time digital payment software and solutions, today announced that the U.S. Faster Payments Council (FPC), a membership organization devoted to advancing faster payments in the United States, has selected ACI’s Bridget Hall, leader, Real-Time Payments, to be part of its inaugural FPC Board Advisory Group.
Adding to its global collaboration with The Clearing House (TCH), Payments Canada, UK Faster Payments Services (FPS) and National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), this relationship with the FPC will further strengthen ACI’s position in driving real-time payments around the world. With 19 members from across the payments ecosystem, the inaugural FPC Board Advisory Group will advise the FPC Board of Directors and FPC staff. Members will assist the FPC in making the most of growing trends in the faster payments market.
“Our goal with the FPC Board Advisory Group is to drive the faster payments initiative forward,” said Reed Luhtanen, executive director, FPC. “By including accomplished individuals from across the payments industry as part of the group, we are setting ourselves up for success as the extensive knowledge and experience of the group’s members will help drive us in a direction that is most beneficial for the faster payments industry.”
With a focus on the realization of real-time payments, Hall has previously represented ACI on the U.S. Faster Payments Council. As part of the Board Advisory Group, Hall will bring her real-time payments expertise and industry experience to the FPC to help foster faster payments across the U.S.
“I am delighted and humbled to be part of such a diverse and talented group on the FPC’s Board Advisory Group,” Hall said. “The U.S. is tracking nicely toward realizing faster payments, and I’m pleased to be part of a team that will help to further advance adoption over the next few years.”
ACI’s Real-Time Payments solution can help solve for a rapidly changing wire-transfer market and meet the new real-time standards and schemes. The solution addresses real-time payments by offering organizations the ability to serve both corporate (RTGS) and retail customers’ needs with a single, universal solution.