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Payments compliance refers to the adherence to laws, regulations, and industry standards governing financial transactions. It ensures the security, integrity, and transparency of payment processes, protecting businesses and consumers from fraud.

Key regulations include the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which mandates secure handling of cardholder data, and the SWIFT Customer Security Framework. There are many more compliance requirements across industries and locations. These attestations are essential for financial institutions to demonstrate adherence to established security standards and regulatory requirements.

Effective payments compliance minimizes risks, enhances customer trust, and avoids legal penalties, ensuring smooth and secure transaction processing across various jurisdictions

SWIFT Customer Security Programme

The SWIFT CSP mandates all SWIFT users to attest their compliance with the Customer Security Controls Framework (CSCF), which includes a set of mandatory and advisory controls. This initiative aims to enhance the cybersecurity posture of the global financial community by increasing the cyber maturity of its members. The CSP is structured around securing the local environment, preventing and detecting fraud in commercial relationships, and continuously sharing information to defend against cyber threats.

  • CHAPS, operated by the Bank of England, has a 'trust and verify' approach, where Direct Participants must self-attest to their compliance with CHAPS rules and requirements. This process involves declaring instances of non-compliance, and the Bank may also seek to verify certain areas. Compliance with technical and operational requirements is ongoing, including access to the SWIFT network and appropriate interfaces for message processing.
  • TARGET2 users are required to submit a self-attestation concerning the protection of their SWIFT infrastructure as part of the SWIFT CSP. This self-attestation is a measure against increasing risks of cyber-attacks in the financial world, aiming to reinforce the security of the global financial community.
  • CBPR+ ready platforms providers have confirmed their commitment to support the CBPR+ message collection, which is crucial for cross-border payments. These self-attestations are valid for one year, indicating the platform's readiness to handle specific SWIFT message types.
  • Universal Confirmations require a self-attestation process dedicated to Swift Registered Providers who support Universal Confirmations messages. The applications listed have been confirmed as ‘Universal Confirmations ready’, showcasing their capability to support this SWIFT initiative.

Global Payments Attestations

FedLine, operated by the US Federal Reserve Banks, is a suite of electronic payment solutions pivotal to the U.S. financial infrastructure, facilitating efficient, reliable, and secure transactions. To bolster the security and resilience of this critical system, the Federal Reserve has instituted the FedLine Solutions Security and Resiliency Assurance Program. This comprehensive program mandates all financial institutions utilizing FedLine services to conduct an annual self-assessment of their compliance with specific FedLine security requirements.

Lynx, from the Bank of Canada, mandates participants to meet comprehensive regulatory, financial, cyber security, and operational requirements. Participants must qualify for Payments Canada membership, adhere to risk-based Canadian prudential regulation, and are required to attest to meeting the Bank’s cyber security requirements.

Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) in Europe aims to harmonize electronic payments across the EU, making cross-border payments as easy as domestic ones. Participants must ensure compliance with EU regulations, including the Payment Services Directive (PSD/PSD2).

Our Features

Ensure secure transactions, regulatory compliance, and robust audit trails with comprehensive data privacy and third-party risk management.

PCI DSS Compliance

Ensure secure handling of credit card data to prevent fraud and unauthorized access

Regular Compliance Audits

Conduct periodic assessments to ensure adherence to evolving payment security standards and regulations

Consumer Data Privacy

Ensure lawful handling of payment data, adhering to regional data privacy regulations

Regulatory Change Management

Keep track of changes in relevant regulations and ensures that compliance practices are updated accordingly to meet new requirements

Audit Trail and Documentation

Maintain a comprehensive audit trail of all transactions and compliance activities, providing detailed documentation for regulatory reviews and audits

Third-Party Risk Management

Evaluate and monitor third-party vendors to ensure they comply with relevant security and regulatory standards, mitigating potential risks from external partners

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