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Member Types and Benefits

Become an MRC Member

The Power of MRC Membership

With an MRC membership, you are actively investing in your career by staying up to date with the latest industry trends, expanding your knowledge through online courses and webinars, and gathering valuable insights from the global community of payments and fraud prevention professionals.

Joining the MRC, put you on the fast track to growing your network of global industry peers, collaborating, gaining and sharing knowledge, and learning how to leverage your experience and skillset to push your career to new levels while fighting fraud and continually optimizing your payments processes.

Member Benefits

All our members enjoy a wide range of benefits, including…
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Global Peers Network
With over 600 global organizations and more than 7,500 industry professionals in our community, you are sure to find colleagues across the globe to learn from and collaborate with. We focus on creating multiple opportunities for you to connect, provide insights, and work with colleagues around the world on addressing common challenges and sharing best practices.
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Comprehensive Resource Library
In a dynamic eCommerce ecosystem, where fraud trends change and innovation in payments happens frequently, having access to educational content and the latest resources and information about innovative approaches to fighting fraud and optimizing payments is vital. We regularly expand our library with content to help you stay up to date with trends. 
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Career Growth
Boosting your career requires not connecting with your industry peers in meaningful ways but also continuing education and expanding your knowledge. The MRC provides multiple avenues for education and proving your expertise through our certification program. If you are looking for guidance or have the knowledge to share, our mentorship program can help you accomplish your goals. 
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Discounts and Savings
From deeply discounted event registration fees, online course enrollment fees, and certification costs, to sponsorship discounts and exclusive opportunities for brand promotion and lead generation, the MRC members can save big. We strive to help our members get the most out of their money and achieve their goals.   

Find Your Best Membership

Merchants

eCommerce merchants make up about 66% of our members and represent verticals such as digital goods, apparel, clothing and accessories, mass marketplaces, travel and tourism, specialty goods, computers and electronics, and more. 


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Network, Collaborate, and Stay Informed
Engage with merchants and other members through our communities and special interest groups, discuss issues and share best practices, current trends, and hot topics affecting the payments and fraud prevention industry. Share knowledge and best practices and effectively collaborate with your industry peers and key stakeholders on solving common challenges.
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Drive Business Success Through Education
Access an extensive library of presentations, webinars, white papers, case studies, and reports to help you learn about best practices for mitigating risks and protecting the bottom line. Use our eLearning courses to boost your or your team’s knowledge on various payments and fraud management topics. 
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Make Your Voice Heard 
Have a partner on your side advocating for your interests as the payments industry becomes more regulated than ever before. Rely on MRC’s mission to support our members’ interests on a global scale, empowering you to be informed, compliant, competitive, and make your voice heard where it counts.

Solution Providers 

Our solution provider members make up about 20% of our members and encompass businesses offering payment, risk management, or security solutions to merchants with the goal of supporting their eCommerce activities. 


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Connect with Your Target Audience
Directly engage with merchants and industry partners through forums, discussion boards, and community group calls. Have meaningful conversations on topics related to payments and fraud prevention challenges and find out how to better address your target audience's pain points. Network in person at global conferences and local events. 
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Increase Brand Exposure and Generate Leads 
Boost your brand awareness and positively impact your marketing efforts, customer perception, and revenue. Publish content such as blogs, case studies, white papers, reports, host webinars, and more. Showcase your technology and solutions in a year-round solutions directory and use various sponsorship opportunities for optimal brand visibility and lead generation.
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Become an Industry Thought Leader
Position yourself as an expert and an industry thought leader by partnering with the MRC on developing eLearning courses and other educational materials on topics of interest. Take advantage of speaking opportunities at our virtual and in-person events. Collaborate with key stakeholders in the eCommerce ecosystem by sharing your insights and expertise.

Industry Partners

Our industry partner members make up about 14% of our member base. They include law enforcement entities, issuers, and other organizations offering industry-related ancillary services such as research, education, and consulting with the goal of collaborating, educating, and strengthening partnerships and global eCommerce. 


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Connect and Stay Informed
Connect with your peers and key industry players, stay informed on the latest trends and challenges, and help reimagine the fraud and payments landscape. Being part of the MRC means enjoying an environment for open conversation, collaboration, information sharing, learning, and networking.
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Strengthen Partnerships Through Collaboration
Expand your influence in the eCommerce ecosystem and strengthen the partnerships with other member organizations by coming together and working on common goals—fighting fraud, improving payments, educating, tackling issues, and driving progress in the industry. 
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Enhance Your Knowledge
Take advantage of the direct access to a content-rich resource library and a myriad of educational tools—from webinars, presentations, case studies, whitepapers, weekly newsletters, industry analyses, and reports to best practices and knowledge sharing through discussion boards and community calls. 
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YOUR COMPANY IS ALREADY AN MRC MEMBER…and you want to be added to that membership’s subscriber group? 
That’s easy – complete and submit the sign-up form, and you’ll receive an invitation email guiding you through the rest of the process. Have questions? Contact membership@merchantriskcouncil.org.  Sign Up Now

FAQ

  • Search for members in the member companies directory or use the member company lookup form. 

    Search for members in the member companies directory or use the member company lookup form. 

  • To get added to an active company membership, you must sign up for updates with a valid company email address. Sign up for Updates (link)
    To get added to an active company membership, you must sign up for updates with a valid company email address. Sign up for Updates (link)
  • There are three MRC membership categories: Merchants, Solution Providers, and Industry Partners. 

    Merchants are companies that sell goods, services, and products to end consumers. Merchant Membership can also apply to companies that act as a Merchant of Record.  

    Solution Providers members provide fraud prevention mechanisms or are a part of the payment ecosystem that enables the completion of eCommerce transactions. In short, they support eCommerce organizations by securing organizational profitability, reducing risks, and defending against eCommerce fraud. 

    Industry Partners are broken into three categories: Ancillary Services, Law Enforcement, and Issuers.  
    Ancillary Services are companies that provide industry-related consulting services and do not sell in-house payment, risk, or security solutions to merchants. 
    Law Enforcement refers to government-run agencies responsible for investigating and enforcing eCommerce crime laws. 
    Issuers are financial institutions offering one or more branded consumer payment methods to transact with eCommerce merchants in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. 

    Each of the three membership types offers multiple membership benefit levels. For assistance with selecting the appropriate membership level, please get in touch with the membership team at membership@merchantriskcounci.org.  
    There are three MRC membership categories: Merchants, Solution Providers, and Industry Partners. 

    Merchants are companies that sell goods, services, and products to end consumers. Merchant Membership can also apply to companies that act as a Merchant of Record.  

    Solution Providers members provide fraud prevention mechanisms or are a part of the payment ecosystem that enables the completion of eCommerce transactions. In short, they support eCommerce organizations by securing organizational profitability, reducing risks, and defending against eCommerce fraud. 

    Industry Partners are broken into three categories: Ancillary Services, Law Enforcement, and Issuers.  
    Ancillary Services are companies that provide industry-related consulting services and do not sell in-house payment, risk, or security solutions to merchants. 
    Law Enforcement refers to government-run agencies responsible for investigating and enforcing eCommerce crime laws. 
    Issuers are financial institutions offering one or more branded consumer payment methods to transact with eCommerce merchants in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. 

    Each of the three membership types offers multiple membership benefit levels. For assistance with selecting the appropriate membership level, please get in touch with the membership team at membership@merchantriskcounci.org.  
  • Annual membership fees are based on your membership category and level. View the membership levels to confirm the appropriate membership fee. 
    Annual membership fees are based on your membership category and level. View the membership levels to confirm the appropriate membership fee. 
  • All MRC memberships are 12 months long and begin on the date the membership application is processed. 
    All MRC memberships are 12 months long and begin on the date the membership application is processed. 
  • Join at any time by completing the membership application. Once your application is reviewed and processed, the MRC membership team will reach out to you within two business days from the application submission date to confirm the approved membership level and guide you through the setup. 
    Join at any time by completing the membership application. Once your application is reviewed and processed, the MRC membership team will reach out to you within two business days from the application submission date to confirm the approved membership level and guide you through the setup. 
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