ACH Alert to lead panel discussions, share expertise at fourth annual 2019 Hawaii Payments University

OOLTEWAH, TN (November 4, 2019)ACH Alert, an award-winning provider of electronic payments fraud prevention technology for financial institutions of all sizes, announced it is attending the 2019 Hawaii Payments University & Fraud Day for the second year, taking place November 5-7 in Honolulu. The conference is hosted by PacPayFederal Reserve Bank and PAR/WACHA.

Payments University is an intense, collegiate-style learning environment structured to provide holistic, concentrated payments education. The multi-track agenda provides targeted education through fundamental and advanced courses for both new and seasoned industry veterans, designed to allow participants to choose which sessions to attend based on desired topics.

During the conference, Deborah Peace, CEO of ACH Alert, will participate in Fraud Day by leading the session, Combatting Fraud: The Role of Voice Biometrics in Your Layered Security Program. Peace will also help moderate the interactive session, Advanced Exception Handling and Case Studies, to focus on challenges facing the employees and call centers managing ACH processing. Lastly, Peace will take part in the Payments Risk Management session to explore different kinds of risk each payment channel presents and offer solutions for managing those risks.

“With years of experience and extensive knowledge in the payments industry, we are excited to have Deborah back again to help educate attendees seeking guidance on transactions, trends and challenges accompanying the next era of payments,” said Mary Gilmeister, AAP, NCP, President of WACHA. “Payments University provides an informative, interactive opportunity for operations and treasury staff to learn about the latest trends in payments while also receiving credits for AAP and CTP certifications.”

“As the payments landscape continues to evolve, including the faster payments movement and the Federal Reserve’s FedNow service, treasury and finance professionals will benefit from a higher understanding of all types of transactions touched by their institution,” said Peace. “I look forward to connecting with like-minded attendees to discuss the past, present and future of the payments industry.”

To learn more about Payments University and view the agenda, click here.

About ACH Alert

Founded in 2007, ACH Alert provides patented, innovative fraud detection services to financial institutions ranging from community banks to top tier financial institutions. Relying on more than 25 years of industry experience, ACH Alert assists financial institutions in mitigating the risks associated with electronic payments. ACH Alert is the 2012 recipient of the Kevin O’Brien ACH Quality Award, the highest award for quality in the ACH Network industry. For more information, visit, or follow them on Twitter @ACHAlertFacebook, or LinkedIn.


PAR/WACHA, the Premier Payments Resource, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6), established in 1976, that supports organizations in the payments industry with education, information and advocacy. Our purpose is to assist in implementation, problem solving, and marketing of all payments products and services to our members. In 2011, WACHA’s Board of Directors created a subsidiary called Payment Advisory Resource (PAR). PAR is responsible for audit and risk assessments and identifying new opportunities to help and support our members and to develop new products and services.


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