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Newest NCP's!

The following individuals from our region successfully passed this year's National Check Professional (NCP) exam! We are so proud of our NCP's!!

Read more about the NCP certification program.

Christy Lee Arendt, NCP - Affinity Plus FCU
Amy Ausen, NCP - Affinity Plus FCU
Brenda DeNucci, NCP - American Bank of the North
Lisa Erickson, NCP - North American Banking Company
Morgan Paige Gatzemeier, NCP - Independence Bank
Paula Hillman, NCP - American Bank of the North
Katherine Oftedahl, AAP, NCP - United Prairie Bank
Jessica Perkins, NCP - First Premier
Deborah Rehorst, NCP - The FNB in Sioux Falls
Joanna Skiff, AAP, NCP - Independence Bank
Teresa Sorensen, NCP - North American Banking Company
Polly Thorsness, NCP - Bell State Bank & Trust
Jacquelyn Twedt, AAP, NCP - Affinity Plus FCU
Grant Bilski, AAP, NCP - North American Banking Company

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Navigating Payments 2014

"Hitting the High Notes"Navigating Payments 2014 Square Logo


Pre-conference Fraud Workshop

Tuesday, October 7th

2-Day Main Payments Festival

October 8th & 9th


For nearly three decades, UMACHA and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis have brought together payments and IT experts to provide attendees with quality education, valuable best practices, and useful networking opportunities. In 2014 we’re building an agenda that will surely Hit the High Notes of all the latest trends and information from today's payments industry!

See our NEW conference website at www.navigatingpayments.org



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Billy McLaughlin

Musician, Speaker, Author

Billy is recognized as an innovative performer and composer who embraces the advantages of acoustic guitar amplification, unorthodox techniques and altered tunings while celebrating a gift for melody. His enormous yet fluid acoustic guitar tone has carried him around the world, to Billboard’s Top-Ten Chart and most recently through a devastating medical disorder called focal dystonia. McLaughlin has had to re-learn the guitar left-handed and is in the early stages of what might be described as ‘one of the great musical-comeback stories of all time.” His story is the subject of an award-winning documentary film called Changing Keys – Billy McLaughlin and the Mysteries of Dystonia.

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UMACHA's 40th Anniversary

UMACHA 40th AnniversaryThe Upper Midwest Automated Clearing House Association (UMACHA) was founded on January 11, 1974, the same year the National Automated Clearing House Association came into existence. For the past forty years, UMACHA has served the 9th Federal Reserve District (Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, the upper portion of Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan), as its Regional Payments Association.

Today, UMACHA is known for our extensive knowledge base, licensed education & superb training, elite compliance services, and national representation in the payments industry. UMACHA is also celebrating the 10th year anniversary of its Compliance Services Department this year!

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Latest News

Free Webinar - Cybersecurity Certification Q&A

Brought to you by a UMACHA Affiliate Member

FS-ISAC CAPP Simulated Threat Exercise

How Will Your Financial Institution Repond to a Cyber-Attack?

Cyber Security Tips Newsletter

May 2014

Extending the Authentication Paradigm

in Supply Chain Fraud

NACHA Bill Payment Exception Mitigation

Opt-in Program Announced

NACHA Launches Emergency Contact Database

for Financial Institutions

Department of Justice & Federal Trade Commission

Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing of Cybersecurity Info

ACH Volume Grows to 22 Billion Payments

Largest 2013 ACH Payments Originators & Receivers Announced

NACHA Leads Industry Toward Ubiquitous

Same-Day ACH Settlement

Federal Reserve Bank Public Consultation Paper

Responses & What's Next

IRS Refund Return

Opt-In Program

NACHA Government Relations Update

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Professional Development Calendar
 July 2014 

Mark of Excellence

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FRPA - Financial Retail Protection Association

Electronic Payments


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