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  • Ho’ohui 2020: WesPay’s Hawaii Payments Symposium

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 05/07/2020 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

    Honolulu, HI - 05/07/2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm (Local Time): The third annual Hawaii WesPay Payments Symposium will focus on how compliance and advancement in systems continue to shape the way we look at payment services. We will be hosting an information-packed afternoon, with executive level presenters, bringing you the latest information on upcoming and changing regulations, a new payments system, and emerging technology.

    Honolulu, HI - 05/07/2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm (Local Time): 

    The third annual Hawaii WesPay Payments Symposium will focus on how compliance and advancement in systems continue to shape the way we look at payment services. We will be hosting an information-packed afternoon, with executive level presenters, bringing you the latest information on upcoming and changing regulations, a new payments system, and emerging technology.

    John Curtis, AAP, NCP, APRP

    SVP, Education & Training

    John has over twenty years of experience in payments and has held positions in Treasury Management, Information Systems and Corporate Training and Development. John was Product Manager for Electronic Payments including ACH, EDI and Emerging Payment Technologies for fourteen years at Bank of the West. He has served as Chairman of WesPay’s Education Committee and as an Advisor to the WesPay Board of Directors. John served as the Chairman of the Board of Payments Resource One (PRO). He is a member of the American Bankers Association Task Force on Payments Law and has lectured on payments topics including legal issues, emerging technologies, compliance and risk management.

    As Senior Vice President of Education and Training, John Curtis oversees the educational offerings for WesPay to ensure members have access to high quality, timely and relevant training that is critical for success in today’s ever changing payments landscape. Before coming to WesPay, John dedicated the previous fourteen years of his career to the payments arena as a Product Manager for Electronic Payments covering ACH, EDI and Emerging Payment Technologies. He holds the AAP, NCP and APRP accreditations.

  • Emerging Payments Risk

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 05/07/2020 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

    Managing risk in a batch environment, such as ACH or Check is one thing. You have time to review, spot check and evaluate payments prior to sending them out or finalizing settlement. But what about the emerging and Faster Payment channels? Many times, these funds are out the door and almost instantly available to the receivers. Not to mention some payments are final when received. Emerging technology in payments means using new, and faster, methods of validation, reconcilement and fraud detection. Join WesPay for this informative Webinar to better understand how you can mitigate the newer risks of Faster Payments.

    Managing risk in a batch environment, such as ACH or Check is one thing. You have time to review, spot check and evaluate payments prior to sending them out or finalizing settlement. But what about the emerging and Faster Payment channels? Many times, these funds are out the door and almost instantly available to the receivers. Not to mention some payments are final when received. Emerging technology in payments means using new, and faster, methods of validation, reconcilement and fraud detection. Join WesPay for this informative Webinar to better understand how you can mitigate the newer risks of Faster Payments.

    Jim Petkovits, AAP, NCP, APRP

    VP, Education

    Jim is Vice President of Education for WesPay and has over eighteen years of payments experience. Jim is responsible for developing and providing education and training to WesPay members through in-person workshops, webinars and in-house training. Prior to joining WesPay, Jim was the ACH Education and Training Manager for NWCHA since 2001, and a Customer Service Manager for Bank of America’s ACH Regional Processing Center in Seattle. Jim holds the Accredited ACH Professional (AAP), National Check Professional (NCP), and Accredited Payments Risk Professional (APRP) accreditations.

    Patty Presta, AAP, NCP

    VP, Professional Development Events

    Patty Presta is Vice President of Professional Development Events at WesPay and is an Accredited ACH Professional who has conducted ACH training since 1997. Her responsibilities include training financial institutions through live workshops, webinars, and webcasts, as well as consulting on such topics as ACH Origination, Risk Management and other electronic payment-related issues. Patty has taught at NACHA’s Payments Conferences and Payments Institute and has also served on several NACHA Rules work groups and task forces. Prior to joining WesPay, Patty worked at the New England ACH Association as their AVP of Education.

  • ACH Boot Camp - Level I (Colorado Springs, CO)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 05/05/2020 at 9:00 AM (PDT)

    Colorado Springs, CO - 05/05/2020 - 05/06/2020 9:00am - 3:00pm (Local Time): WesPay is ready to whip you into ACH shape! Designed for members with one to two years of ACH experience, WesPay’s ACH Boot Camp is an intense two-day event, which will help participants hone their ACH skills.

    Colorado Springs, CO - 05/05/2020 - 05/06/2020 9:00am - 3:00pm (Local Time)
    CEU – 4.0 AAP

    WesPay is ready to whip you into ACH shape! Designed for members with one to two years of ACH experience, WesPay’s ACH Boot Camp is an intense two-day event, which will help participants hone their ACH skills. Members will walk away from ACH Boot Camp with the tools needed to be more effective in their positions and have a much greater knowledge of ACH operations, compliance and its growing uses in the payments industry.  

    Connie LaChance, AAP, NCP, APRP

    Vice President, Education & Training

    Before coming to WesPay, Connie has spent nearly twenty years working in the Credit Union industry. She began her career in accounting and quickly became immersed in ACH payments. For over twelve years, she has been in involved in ACH Operations; with the past eight years managing the ACH department at Ent Credit Union and participating in the Federal Reserve’s Retail Payments Advisory Group. Connie currently holds the AAP, NCP, and APRP designations.

  • Wire Payments Risk (Two-Part Series)

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 04/30/2020 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

    This wire transfer series covers two areas. Part one examines the wire transfer system, including its unique requirements and governing regulations. Participants will learn how wire transfers differ from other payment types, examine distinguishing characteristics of domestic and international wires, and conclude with an in-depth analysis of the Uniform Commercial Code 4A. Part two of this course illustrates how credit, fraud, operations, reputation, systemic and sovereign risks relate to wire transfer. Unique risks associated with wire transfer are also discussed. Proper business continuity processes, security procedures, personnel management tools, corporate account takeover issues and risk mitigation tools are identified.

    This wire transfer series covers two areas.  Part one examines the wire transfer system, including its unique requirements and governing regulations. Participants will learn how wire transfers differ from other payment types, examine distinguishing characteristics of domestic and international wires, and conclude with an in-depth analysis of the Uniform Commercial Code 4A. Part two of this course illustrates how credit, fraud, operations, reputation, systemic and sovereign risks relate to wire transfer. Unique risks associated with wire transfer are also discussed. Proper business continuity processes, security procedures, personnel management tools, corporate account takeover issues and risk mitigation tools are identified.

    Jim Petkovits, AAP, NCP, APRP

    VP, Education

    Jim is Vice President of Education for WesPay and has over eighteen years of payments experience. Jim is responsible for developing and providing education and training to WesPay members through in-person workshops, webinars and in-house training. Prior to joining WesPay, Jim was the ACH Education and Training Manager for NWCHA since 2001, and a Customer Service Manager for Bank of America’s ACH Regional Processing Center in Seattle. Jim holds the Accredited ACH Professional (AAP), National Check Professional (NCP), and Accredited Payments Risk Professional (APRP) accreditations.

  • ACH Risk for ODFIs

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 04/29/2020 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

    Being an ODFI can be risky if you do not have the right tools. Financial institutions of all sizes need to manage risk to minimize potential losses. Rapid growth, new and evolving products and consumer transfer applications are prevalent ACH trends representing increased risk for ODFIs. The ACH Rules require every financial institution to perform an ACH Risk Assessment. This webinar will cover risks associated with being an ODFI, as well as steps to mitigate these risks.

    Being an ODFI can be risky if you do not have the right tools. Financial institutions of all sizes need to manage risk to minimize potential losses. Rapid growth, new and evolving products and consumer transfer applications are prevalent ACH trends representing increased risk for ODFIs. The ACH Rules require every financial institution to perform an ACH Risk Assessment. This webinar will cover risks associated with being an ODFI, as well as steps to mitigate these risks. 

  • ACH Boot Camp - Level I (Santa Clara, CA)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 04/28/2020 at 9:00 AM (PDT)

    Santa Clara, CA - 04/28/2020 - 04/29/2020 9:00am - 3:00pm (Local Time): WesPay is ready to whip you into ACH shape! Designed for members with one to two years of ACH experience, WesPay’s ACH Boot Camp is an intense two-day event, which will help participants hone their ACH skills.

    Santa Clara, CA - 04/28/2020 - 04/29/2020 9:00am - 3:00pm (Local Time)
    CEU – 4.0 AAP

    WesPay is ready to whip you into ACH shape! Designed for members with one to two years of ACH experience, WesPay’s ACH Boot Camp is an intense two-day event, which will help participants hone their ACH skills. Members will walk away from ACH Boot Camp with the tools needed to be more effective in their positions and have a much greater knowledge of ACH operations, compliance and its growing uses in the payments industry.  

    Patty Presta, AAP, NCP

    VP, Professional Development Events

    Patty Presta is Vice President of Professional Development Events at WesPay and is an Accredited ACH Professional who has conducted ACH training since 1997. Her responsibilities include training financial institutions through live workshops, webinars, and webcasts, as well as consulting on such topics as ACH Origination, Risk Management and other electronic payment-related issues. Patty has taught at NACHA’s Payments Conferences and Payments Institute and has also served on several NACHA Rules work groups and task forces. Prior to joining WesPay, Patty worked at the New England ACH Association as their AVP of Education.

  • ACH Boot Camp - Level I (Ontario, CA)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 04/28/2020 at 9:00 AM (PDT)

    Ontario, CA - 04/28/2020 - 04/29/2020 9:00am - 3:00pm (Local Time): WesPay is ready to whip you into ACH shape! Designed for members with one to two years of ACH experience, WesPay’s ACH Boot Camp is an intense two-day event, which will help participants hone their ACH skills.

    Ontario, CA - 04/28/2020 - 04/29/2020 9:00am - 3:00pm (Local Time)
    CEU – 4.0 AAP

    WesPay is ready to whip you into ACH shape! Designed for members with one to two years of ACH experience, WesPay’s ACH Boot Camp is an intense two-day event, which will help participants hone their ACH skills. Members will walk away from ACH Boot Camp with the tools needed to be more effective in their positions and have a much greater knowledge of ACH operations, compliance and its growing uses in the payments industry.  

    John Curtis, AAP, NCP, APRP

    SVP, Education & Training

    John has over twenty years of experience in payments and has held positions in Treasury Management, Information Systems and Corporate Training and Development. John was Product Manager for Electronic Payments including ACH, EDI and Emerging Payment Technologies for fourteen years at Bank of the West. He has served as Chairman of WesPay’s Education Committee and as an Advisor to the WesPay Board of Directors. John served as the Chairman of the Board of Payments Resource One (PRO). He is a member of the American Bankers Association Task Force on Payments Law and has lectured on payments topics including legal issues, emerging technologies, compliance and risk management.

    As Senior Vice President of Education and Training, John Curtis oversees the educational offerings for WesPay to ensure members have access to high quality, timely and relevant training that is critical for success in today’s ever changing payments landscape. Before coming to WesPay, John dedicated the previous fourteen years of his career to the payments arena as a Product Manager for Electronic Payments covering ACH, EDI and Emerging Payment Technologies. He holds the AAP, NCP and APRP accreditations.

  • ACH Risk for RDFIs

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 04/22/2020 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

    RDFIs of all sizes need to be aware of their ACH risk factors. The ACH Rules require every financial institution to perform a Risk Assessment related to their activities within the ACH Network. Proper processing of return items, timely posting of ACH transactions and the exceptions related to Federal Government transactions are just a few of the risks faced by RDFIs. This webinar will cover risks associated with processing transactions from the RDFI side as well as how to mitigate these risks.

    RDFIs of all sizes need to be aware of their ACH risk factors. The ACH Rules require every financial institution to perform a Risk Assessment related to their activities within the ACH Network. Proper processing of return items, timely posting of ACH transactions and the exceptions related to Federal Government transactions are just a few of the risks faced by RDFIs. This webinar will cover risks associated with processing transactions from the RDFI side as well as how to mitigate these risks. 

    Jim Petkovits, AAP, NCP, APRP

    VP, Education

    Jim is Vice President of Education for WesPay and has over eighteen years of payments experience. Jim is responsible for developing and providing education and training to WesPay members through in-person workshops, webinars and in-house training. Prior to joining WesPay, Jim was the ACH Education and Training Manager for NWCHA since 2001, and a Customer Service Manager for Bank of America’s ACH Regional Processing Center in Seattle. Jim holds the Accredited ACH Professional (AAP), National Check Professional (NCP), and Accredited Payments Risk Professional (APRP) accreditations.

    Jim Petkovits, AAP, NCP, APRP

    VP, Education

    Jim is Vice President of Education for WesPay and has over eighteen years of payments experience. Jim is responsible for developing and providing education and training to WesPay members through in-person workshops, webinars and in-house training. Prior to joining WesPay, Jim was the ACH Education and Training Manager for NWCHA since 2001, and a Customer Service Manager for Bank of America’s ACH Regional Processing Center in Seattle. Jim holds the Accredited ACH Professional (AAP), National Check Professional (NCP), and Accredited Payments Risk Professional (APRP) accreditations.

  • ACH Audit (Two-Part Series)

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 04/21/2020 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

    The review of compliance with ACH audit requirements has been identified as a key priority for examiners under guidelines published by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council. This two-part Webinar series thoroughly reviews RDFI, ODFI and mutually common audit points, providing specific information on how to properly test for compliance. WesPay’s experts will also inform you of common findings and suggested "sound practices" to incorporate within your policies and procedures.

    The review of compliance with ACH audit requirements has been identified as a key priority for examiners under guidelines published by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council. This two-part Webinar series thoroughly reviews RDFI, ODFI and mutually common audit points, providing specific information on how to properly test for compliance. WesPay’s experts will also inform you of common findings and suggested "sound practices" to incorporate within your policies and procedures.

    Jim Petkovits, AAP, NCP, APRP

    VP, Education

    Jim is Vice President of Education for WesPay and has over eighteen years of payments experience. Jim is responsible for developing and providing education and training to WesPay members through in-person workshops, webinars and in-house training. Prior to joining WesPay, Jim was the ACH Education and Training Manager for NWCHA since 2001, and a Customer Service Manager for Bank of America’s ACH Regional Processing Center in Seattle. Jim holds the Accredited ACH Professional (AAP), National Check Professional (NCP), and Accredited Payments Risk Professional (APRP) accreditations.

    Jim Petkovits, AAP, NCP, APRP

    VP, Education

    Jim is Vice President of Education for WesPay and has over eighteen years of payments experience. Jim is responsible for developing and providing education and training to WesPay members through in-person workshops, webinars and in-house training. Prior to joining WesPay, Jim was the ACH Education and Training Manager for NWCHA since 2001, and a Customer Service Manager for Bank of America’s ACH Regional Processing Center in Seattle. Jim holds the Accredited ACH Professional (AAP), National Check Professional (NCP), and Accredited Payments Risk Professional (APRP) accreditations.

    Jim Petkovits, AAP, NCP, APRP

    VP, Education

    Jim is Vice President of Education for WesPay and has over eighteen years of payments experience. Jim is responsible for developing and providing education and training to WesPay members through in-person workshops, webinars and in-house training. Prior to joining WesPay, Jim was the ACH Education and Training Manager for NWCHA since 2001, and a Customer Service Manager for Bank of America’s ACH Regional Processing Center in Seattle. Jim holds the Accredited ACH Professional (AAP), National Check Professional (NCP), and Accredited Payments Risk Professional (APRP) accreditations.

  • Check Payments Risk (Two-Part Series)

    Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 04/16/2020 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

    When you consider risk related to checks, you have to look at both sides; accepting checks for deposit as well as reviewing those for payment or return. In this two-part session, we will examine the risks associated with the clearing and settlement of checks and check images. Key components of proper contracts and agreements, which are critical to mitigating these risks, are identified. Check fraud, including organizational impacts and mitigation tips, are also explored.

    When you consider risk related to checks, you have to look at both sides; accepting checks for deposit as well as reviewing those for payment or return.  In this two-part session, we will examine the risks associated with the clearing and settlement of checks and check images. Key components of proper contracts and agreements, which are critical to mitigating these risks, are identified. Check fraud, including organizational impacts and mitigation tips, are also explored.

    Connie LaChance, AAP, NCP, APRP

    Vice President, Education & Training

    Before coming to WesPay, Connie has spent nearly twenty years working in the Credit Union industry. She began her career in accounting and quickly became immersed in ACH payments. For over twelve years, she has been in involved in ACH Operations; with the past eight years managing the ACH department at Ent Credit Union and participating in the Federal Reserve’s Retail Payments Advisory Group. Connie currently holds the AAP, NCP, and APRP designations.