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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous ​I had a similar question regarding VARs (Value Added Resellers). We have a few VARs that provide various applications, software, ...

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous If a TPSP only has access to name and address is that still considered NPPI? or Name and email address?

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  • Let’s face it. The working world has changed a bit over the past few months. Many of us in the industry are mainly doing our jobs remotely, and at times, lacking access to things that we realize are back at the office. And to take it a step further, the regulatory examiners are also working remotely.
  • When it comes to third-party risk management, we cannot overstate how important it is to understand who your critical vendors are. For better or worse, they can have a significant impact on your organization. That being said, in order to best mitigate risk, your third parties should be ranked as critical or non-critical for business disruption and ranked high, moderate or low, on all regulatory items.