CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Feb 11, 2015) - The Federal Reserve reminded the payments community Feb. 10 that it's prepared to take a more operational role if market forces don't propel the U.S. quickly enough along the path to faster, more secure transactions. As part of its continued effort to help the financial services industry speed up payments and reduce fraud, senior Federal Reserve executives will be presenting March 2-4 at this year's BAI Payments Connect 2015 Conference & Expo in Phoenix, Arizona. Interactive sessions featuring senior Fed officials include The Fed Town Hall, Overcoming Obstacles to a Faster, Safer U.S. Payments System: A Payments Town Hall, Strategies for Improving the U.S. Payments System, and Rails for Real Time. The conference provides a rare, public opportunity for financial institutions to react to the Federal Reserve's proposal for the U.S. payments system and offers open forums in which financial institutions can hear how their peers and more sophisticated competition feel about key issues, priorities and pace of change in the Fed's proposals.

BAI Payments Connect 2015 is a one-of-a-kind industry event focusing on the actionable insights and innovative solutions that payments leaders need to refine their strategies and achieve business goals in the complicated payments landscape. The three-day conference is the only event devoted exclusively to the impact of payments change on financial institutions and banking leaders. The program provides an opportunity to engage with payments thought leaders and gain fresh perspectives and the latest thinking around the industry's hottest topics, such as: the cost of EMV to issuers, the future of Apple Pay and mobile payments, and whether or not faster payments equal faster fraud.

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About BAI Payments Connect
BAI Payments Connect is the industry's premier payments conference. The event is attended by more than 700 payments professionals and solutions providers who converge to focus on current issues, challenges, and opportunities in the payments space. This highly engaging, interactive event provides attendees with practical solutions needed to manage disruptive technology, build customer relationships, streamline check and payment operations, reinforce cyber security efforts, and grow payments revenue streams. For more information visit:

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