WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 8, 2018--The below statement can be attributed to Jeff Tassey, Chairman of the Board of EPC, on the creation of the Secure Payments Partnership:

“Here retailers go again, lobbying Washington for further regulation in the interest of cutting their own costs instead of protecting their customers from fraud. Despite claims, all players in the payments ecosystem—including retailers—have the opportunity to provide feedback and participate in the process. We must all be committed to providing consumers with security and innovation without impeding consumer choice.”

About the Electronic Payments Coalition

The Electronic Payments Coalition (EPC) is a coalition of payments industry stakeholders, such as credit unions, community banks, trade associations, payment card networks and banks that speaks on behalf of the payments industry to protect the value, innovation, convenience, security and competition that exists in the modern electronic payments system. The EPC educates policymakers, consumers and the media on the system’s role in economic growth and the importance of consumer choice, security, innovation and stability for the continued growth of global commerce.

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CONTACT: Electronic Payments Coalition

Kate Allen, 202-627-0544

kallen@electronicpaymentscoalition.org

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY SECURITY PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT CONGRESSIONAL NEWS/VIEWS PUBLIC POLICY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BANKING RETAIL OTHER RETAIL

SOURCE: Electronic Payments Coalition

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