April 2019 Pulse Newsletter


Check out the Newly Released Spring 2019 Progress Report
Read the Recently Released Spring Progress Report!

Check it out to learn more about recent progress toward our desired outcomes for the U.S. payment system and ways that you can engage with us on the payments improvement journey!

When Payments Fraud Wears a ‘New Face’

Fraudsters increasingly use “synthetic identities” to commit payments fraud. Read more about this growing problem – and find out what the Federal Reserve is doing to research, educate and foster industry dialogue on it.

Recent Announcements

Hear Industry Experts on Synthetic Identity Payments Fraud

The Federal Reserve held a standing-room-only workshop on synthetic identity payments fraud during last fall’s FedPayments Improvement Community Forum. On April 23, the Fed brought insights about synthetic identity payments fraud to a wider audience through a webinar. Listen to recording now (Off-site).

Join Us at our Upcoming Community Roundtable

Space is filling up for our Community roundtable at PAYMENTS 2019! (Off-site) Join us and your fellow Community members for breakfast, networking and presentations from Fed leaders on payments improvement efforts. We hope to see you there!

Check Out the Recently Updated FedPayments Improvement Branding

You may have noticed a fresh new look on our website and social media! Our refreshed branding embodies the collaborative and engaging nature of the FedPayments Improvement Community. We invite you to check out our new look on FedPaymentsImprovement.org and on our various social channels.

Your Voice Matters – Stay Engaged

Meet the Fed at Spring Conferences

Want to hear directly from Fed representatives? We’ll have a booth at PAYMENTS 2019 (Off-site) and TRANSACT (Off-site) this year and we want to meet with you! Stop by booth #601 at PAYMENTS 2019 or booth #3504 at TRANSACT to chat, or set up some time to meet one-on-one at the conferences by registering here. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Request an Engagement Using Our New Form

Want to meet with us or request a Fed speaker at your event? Fill out our new Engagement Request Form.

Meet with Federal Reserve Experts at Upcoming Industry Events

TRANSACT: April 30-May 2 (Off-site)
Progress on the Path of Payments Improvement

PAYMENTS 2019: May 5-8 (Off-site)
Federal Reserve Town Hall

ISMG Fraud + Breach Prevention Summit May 14 (Off-site)
The State of Payments Fraud and the Path to Reduce it

NEACH Payments Management Conference May 14-15 (Off-site)
Update on Federal Reserve’s Secure Payment Efforts and Industry Faster Payment Work

EPCOR Spring Conference May 21-23 (Off-site)
A Federal Reserve Update on Faster Payments

Visit our Events page to learn more and reserve time to speak with Federal Reserve experts.

Related Public News

Mobile Payments Today – March 19, 2019
Fed Reserve establishes working group on payments fraud data (Off-site)

PYMNTS – April 1, 2019
Global Demand Grows For Instant Payments (Off-site)

Bank Info Security – April 2, 2019
Faster Payments: The Fight Against Fraud (Off-site)

View more articles on our News page.