Affinity Groups

Based on member feedback, the MRC has created Affinity Groups to give merchants opportunities to discuss risk mitigation and payment acceptance challenges which are unique to their industries. Three Affinity Groups are currently offered:

  • Subscriptions -- Setting for merchants to share information and best practices specific to subscription products and services, card-on-file / stored credential transactions, and recurring billing.

  • Ticketing -- Merchant group to ask questions and offer insights covering the ticketing industry, comprising concerts, theaters, games/sports events, theme parks, etc.

  • Travel & Tourism -- Venue to discuss ways to overcome challenges facing merchants who offer products and services in lodging, air, car rentals and car sharing, rail, cruises, tours, and related areas.
These groups all meet quarterly: at an MRC conference in the spring, once by phone during the summer, at an MRC Fall Platinum event, and again by phone during the winter.

For more general discussion of fraud and payments topics which impact eCommerce and omni-channel merchants, as well as solution providers, law enforcement, and issuers, the MRC has Fraud, Payments, and Law Enforcement Community groups, which offer bi-monthly calls.

To register for an MRC Affinity Group or MRC Community Group, please submit the Community and Affinity Group Registration form.