Why Join MAC?

MAC is the premier educational association focused on risk, compliance, underwriting, and related emerging technologies in the payment ecosystem.

The Value of
MAC Membership

MAC membership provides education, networking, and other resources to organizations within the payment ecosystem to help them manage risk, prevent fraud and stay secure.


Together, MAC members 
make impact possible.

MAC is a community of risk, underwriting, and compliance professionals who support the payment ecosystem. We operate under the pillars of risk mitigation and protection, security, community, and education. Being a MAC member means you have access to training and education on risk management, fraud prevention, compliance, and a network of professionals who act as a resource for others in the industry. 

Membership Benefits

MAC strives to provide membership benefits that help our members in their roles related to merchant acquiring and protecting the integrity of the payment ecosystem. MAC is the premiere risk association on the acquirer’s side of payments.  Our members share fraud and risk-related information through alerts, education specific to merchant payments, networking at our events, and other resources.  

If there are other benefits or programs you would like to see, then please contact us

Although our list of benefits is subject to change, our current and upcoming benefits include:

Educational Events
  • Access to monthly educational webinars
  • Access to MAC's annual conference, Level Up,
  • Access to MAC's one-day events such as Tech Day, Regional seminars, and the annual Law Symposium, in partnership with Venable, LLP
Topical Publications
  • Access to MAC Dispatch – our weekly curated industry newsletter
  • Access to MAC Monitor – once a publication, now a regular blog
  • Access to MAC’s Government Relations Newsletter
  • Bank Consortium's MAC Pack (Coming out later in 2022)
Information Sharing & Networking
  • Access to MAC Alerts* and moderated community forums
  • Networking opportunities to connect with peers
  • Forums for sharing best practices, discussing current and evolving fraud trends, and tactics to help mitigate losses
  • Options to join or create Special Interest Groups (SIGs) focused on a specific sector, activity area, or profession
  • Volunteer opportunities to build your network and develop leadership and other skills
  • Opportunities to share your expertise through presentations and publications
  • Focused information from the major card brands, Nacha, and the PCI Standards Council
  • Resources covering AML trends and updates, DOJ enforcement actions, FinCEN updates or enforcements, FTC actions or updates, security threats, and IT vulnerabilities and updates
  • Access to posted job opportunities
  • A growing range of targeted partnership opportunities for your organization to get its message to a difficult-to-reach segment
  • Opportunities to tailor a partnership to your needs for brand awareness, new product launches, customer education, thought leadership, and more!
  • Opportunities to advertise with MAC, such as in the MAC Dispatch, which reaches more than 3,000 subscribers every Wednesday
  • Opportunities to visibly support MAC’s mission and make a difference for our members, the payment ecosystem, and the communities they serve
Additional Member-only Benefits
  • Exclusive website content just for MAC members – with more on the way!
  • Access to recordings of archived webinars and conference sessions (Coming Soon)
  • Access to member directories in an easily searchable format
  • Opportunity to be highlighted as a featured member on the MAC website 


  • Quick responses to questions from volunteers and staff or the MAC Community
  • Ability for individuals to track and print event attendance transcripts on demand for use with CPP renewals
  • Easily see and manage your MAC membership and MAC members in your organization
  • Dues among lowest 10% of trade associations
  • Member-only discount on MAC signature events, like Level Up and Tech Days
  • Unlimited number of employees as members for one low price


Watch for even more new benefits in the coming year!
Please CLICK HERE to see current membership pricing and apply for membership.