The TPPPA advocates on behalf of its members as to the vital role payment processors play in our economy. By promoting and representing the interest of the payments industry on Capitol Hill and with regulators, rule-making bodies and law enforcement, the TPPPA supports the integrity and operational excellence of the industry.


The TPPPA provides leadership to the industry by working with stakeholders to explore opportunities for innovation and examine solutions to incorporate regulatory mandates. Our strong leadership promotes emerging technologies and products that are cutting-edge and compliant.


All TPPPA members receive exclusive and ongoing training, guidance and compliance support. Financial Institutions and Processors members have access to our exclusive Compliance Management Systems (CMS) as part of their member benefits. Members participate in balanced and insightful analyses of responses to impending regulatory and rules amendments, to ensure our members' perspectives are always considered.

Best Practices In Third-Party Payment Processing

The Third Party Payment Processors Association (TPPPA) is a national not-for-profit industry association representing and promoting the interests of payment processors, their financial institutions and their merchants.

Welcome to the TPPPA

Payment processing is receiving a great deal of regulatory scrutiny. This is due primarily to incomplete compliance systems and the compliance gap that exists between processors and their financial institutions. This, coupled with the mercurial nature of today's regulatory environment, makes it increasingly difficult for both parties to stay informed of their obligations and the expectations placed on them related to compliance in the complex third party space. For this very reason, we designed our Compliance Management System (CMS).

With a clear understanding of each party's obligation to the other, and their imperative role in a healthy economy, payments integrity and excellence can be acheived through compliance.

Together, we can educate lawmakers, regulators, and the public about the important role that payment processors play in supporting small businesses, protecting consumers and contributing to a healthy economy.

Marsha Jones, CAMS, AAP, NCP