Mobile Payments Industry Workgroup

The Mobile Payments Industry Workgroup (MPIW), convened in January 2010 by the Federal Reserve Banks of Boston and Atlanta through their Payment Strategies and Retail Payments Risk Forum groups, comprises a select set of key players in the mobile payments ecosystem in the United States. One initial goal of the MPIW was to facilitate discussions among the stakeholders as to how a successful mobile payments (as opposed to mobile banking) system could evolve in the U.S. The MPIW meets several times annually to share information and ideas, discuss barriers and opportunities in mobile payments, and ultimately, to suggest a vision for the building blocks of an effective, secure, and ubiquitous mobile payments environment in the United States.

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Members of the MPIW Include

  • American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
  • AT&T
  • Bank of America
  • BarclayCard US
  • BetterBuyDesign
  • Citi
  • C-Sam, a MasterCard company
  • CTIA, The Wireless Association
  • Discover
  • First Data Corporation
  • Fiserv
  • Gemalto
  • Google
  • Green Dot Corporation
  • Merchant Advisory Group
  • Mobey Forum
  • Monitise
  • MShift, Inc.
  • NACHA, The Electronic Payments Association
  • NACS, The Association for Convenience and Fuel Retailing
  • PayPal
  • PCATS, Petroleum and Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards
  • Smart Card Alliance
  • Softcard
  • USAA
  • Validity
  • Verizon Wireless
  • VISA
  • Walmart