RILA’s Payments Committee is made up of financial, payments, legal, and government relations executives from the largest and most innovative retail companies. Members of the committee provide insight and guidance on issues such as rising swipe fees, debit routing, EMV migration, fraud, and credit competition reform.
CMSPI, an independent payments consultancy that works with merchants to reduce cost and enhance payments strategy, has long supported retail trade organizations.
“We are thrilled to be working with CMSPI on critical payment priorities for retail leaders,” said Austen Jensen, RILA senior vice president of government affairs. “Their expertise in the payments space will be extremely valuable to our retail members as we work to improve the playing field for merchants on significant payment related public policy initiatives.”
“The payments ecosystem is incredibly dynamic, complex, and often unfairly weighted against merchants - that’s why we’re committed to supporting the merchant community as much as possible to work towards a more balanced environment,” said Alex Ellwood, VP of Merchant Advocacy at CMSPI. “RILA is a fantastic organization. We’re excited to share lessons, and insights from our day-to-day work helping merchants in the U.S., as well as globally, to support and strengthen their efforts on payments market reform.”
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About the Retail Industry Leaders Association
RILA is the US trade association for leading retailers. We convene decision-makers, advocate for the industry, and promote operational excellence and innovation. Our aim is to elevate a dynamic industry by transforming the environment in which retailers operate. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs, and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities, and distribution centers domestically and abroad.
CMSPI is an independent, global payments consultancy that advises merchants on how to improve their payments arrangements, reduce costs, and implement innovative solutions.