Why Join CPSA?
The Check Payment Systems Association is dedicated to the security, integrity, and convenience of checks, America's preferred payment method. We are committed to partnering with all stakeholders in the paper check system to protect the value of the paper check.
When you join CPSA, you join a unified group with a powerful voice, a voice used to positively shape and protect the image of checks with all constituencies: legislators, regulators, law enforcement, retailers, financial institutions and the general public. We are committed to work proactively with these constituencies.
CPSA is committed to advancing, promoting and protecting the long-term value and growth of the check payments system. Our members include leaders in a myriad of businesses that support the check payments system, including check printers, paper and ink manufacturers, payment services companies, and providers of hardware and software products used in check handling.
CPSA is the only organization dedicated to ensuring that checks are, and remain, America's favorite way to pay.
CPSA has been active on a multitude of various issues that affect the check payment system. These include:
In addition, CPSA membership offers these strategic advantages:
CPSA Membership Dues Structure
REGULAR MEMBER: Any firm, corporation or operating division of a corporation engaged in the manufacture, distribution, sales or marketing of goods or services used in support of the check payment system.
This includes but is not limited to check & MICR document printers; suppliers of goods and services to the check printing industry; electronic check processors; value-added checking account services; check correction supplies companies; check bulk filing equipment suppliers; check authorization, verification and guarantee companies; security paper/check stock suppliers, MICR ink suppliers; check processors and clearinghouses; check processing hardware and software suppliers; signature verification systems suppliers; point-of-service (POS) check reading equipment and software suppliers; check fraud and float management software suppliers; check couriers/transport companies; MICR printer and software companies; check/document imaging software and systems suppliers; and financial services consulting companies.
ASSOCIATE MEMBER: Any firm, corporation or operating division of a corporation not eligible for Regular membership using the goods and services provided in support of the check payment system.
This includes but is not limited to financial institutions; retail sales organizations; check cashing services; and check collection companies.
Membership fee: $3,000
Membership fee: $650
CPSA is a Section 501(c)(6) nonprofit association. As such, contributions or gifts to this association are not deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes. However, dues payments are deductible for most members under Section 162 of the IRS Code as an ordinary and necessary business expense.