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Ascert Becomes Founding Member of U.S. Faster Payments Council
Ascert joins other industry leaders as a member of the FPC to work towards advancing the faster payments ecosystem.
Sausalito, California May 13, 2019
The U.S. Faster Payments Council (FPC) was launched on November 13, 2018. The FPC was established to help realize the vision of a payments system where Americans can safely and securely pay anyone, in any location, and at any time with immediate funds availability. The FPC’s mission is to form a collaborative partnership with all stakeholders to create a high-quality experience for users, while ensuring security, and advancement of emerging technologies and uses.
“We are very pleased to join the FPC as a Founding member and to be able to play an advisory role as an experienced provider in the testing of transactional payment systems”, said Andrew Mould, Managing Partner, Ascert. “We’ve been the testing and certification entity for several national payments schemes in our 25-year history and feel that experience will be beneficial to assisting in the U.S. efforts to realize its goals of a faster payments future. The Faster Payments influence on Banks, Processors and Vendors has been driven by the preponderance of HP NonStop technology leading the way. The same with Ascert, having a large number of our clients relying on NonStop.”
As part of its work with national schemes, Ascert has been actively supporting and advising the worldwide move to Faster Payments for over 10 years. In 2007 its UK subsidiary, Ascert Limited, provided the original on-premise self-certification simulator for the UK’s groundbreaking Faster Payments Service, based on Ascert’s VersaTest product. When the Faster Payments Service was expanded in 2016 to include 3rd party gateway solutions, Ascert was again selected to provide the online accreditation system through its Ascertified cloud-based testing service, once more powered by its leading-edge VersaTest product.
Ascert’s VersaTest family of testing and certification products can assist any organization looking to add increased value to their operations, whether that be through on-premise testing of their internal systems, or the provision of cloud-based certification services for their partners. To find out more about Ascert products and standard test interfaces visit the Ascert web site or contact a local Ascert office.
Ascert is recognized as a leading provider of premier testing software solutions. Ascert was founded in 1992 to provide automated software testing solutions that help companies measure the performance, reliability and scalability of their mission-critical back-end servers and applications. With over 100 clients worldwide, Ascert’s products and services are used at some of the world’s most successful companies.
Off-the-shelf simulators for Ascert’s VersaTest product include solutions for EFT testing, POS testing, stress testing, ATM testing, Fraud testing, IFX testing, EMV/chip card testing, ISO8583 testing and 3270 & 6530 terminal testing. Ascert’s custom simulators have been used for testing air traffic control systems and biometric payment systems. Ascert delivers flexible solutions that are either customer site installed or accessed via Ascert’s Remote Testing Services. Ascert’s products assist testing professionals across industry segments to better manage their testing processes and environments through an end-to-end tool set.
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