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Canadian Payments Association (CPA)

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Seamless transparent deposits and voucher conversation l

Convenience: Enables access to funds without visiting a bank, potentially saving time and effort. Eliminates the need to carry large amounts of cash, reducing security risks. Accessibility: Allows cash deposits for those who prefer cash over digit...
4 months ago in Financial Transaction Manager  / Canadian Payments Association (CPA) 0 Not under consideration

Gateway Server should be able to process batches concurrently.

The best TPS we got in gateway server was 150. Our largest file from a customer has around 600k transactions. With the current throughput from Gateway server it woulld take around 1 hour and 7 minutes to ingest those payments. As a result, we woul...
about 3 years ago in Financial Transaction Manager  / Canadian Payments Association (CPA) 1 Future consideration

CPA005 Transaction Rejected in FTM Base but Accepted by Gateway in PFS layer (Refer WorkItem Work Item 114946)

During AFT application development, we found that FTM Base rejected transactions where getting accepted by Gateway in PFS i.e. FTM Base Rejections are not considered by Gateway for updating a payment's status. We raised a RTC defect 114946 for thi...
over 3 years ago in Financial Transaction Manager  / Canadian Payments Association (CPA) 2 Not under consideration

No Audit Trail available for state/column change for a Payment/Item in FTM for CPS PFS layer

As per our analysis, we could find audit trail for transmission and batches. But there is no Audit trail for a payment/item. For example when does a payment's state change from Received to Accepted, From Accepted to Cancelled, from not-posted to p...
over 3 years ago in Financial Transaction Manager  / Canadian Payments Association (CPA) 0 Not under consideration

FTM CPS : UI should not allow Manual Return of Transaction with all available Return Reason Codes irrespective of its Record Type (PMR# TS004455925)

Whenever we try to manually return a transaction from UI it allows us to return the transaction with all the available reason codes irrespective of the record type(Credit/ Debit). According CPA Rules, UI should allow Debit and Credit records to be...
over 3 years ago in Financial Transaction Manager  / Canadian Payments Association (CPA) 0 Not under consideration

FTM CPS : Manual Returns from UI : Should be validating CPA rules for time limits for Returns. (Ref PMR TS004363369)

CPA Rule for Returning an AFT Transaction requires below date-time range validation. -> for credit transaction, the difference should not be more than 90 days. -> for personal debit transaction, the difference should not be more than 90 days...
over 3 years ago in Financial Transaction Manager  / Canadian Payments Association (CPA) 0 Not under consideration

As part of AFT application, we found issues with Automatic Distribution of Outound Transmissions by the distribution scheduler. We raised PMR# TS004448402 for the same. As per the PMR updates, the product is working as designed and required by ACH. But we see there is some scope of improvement here as mentioned in details in the PMR.

On doing test-cases surrounding "Automated Distribution" issue, we found that if a processing batch is "Not Ready For Distribution" and all the transactions inside that batch are either in Held or Rejected status, then Distribution Scheduler works...
over 3 years ago in Financial Transaction Manager  / Canadian Payments Association (CPA) 0 Planned for future release

In FTM DP 3.2.4 USA Version, we are trying to process incoming Canada ACH CPA005 PAD files via FTM. CPA005 is converted to ISF and then feed to Digital Payments. But in the digital payments screen, some of the fields are not populated\mapped as shown in screenshot. We are unsure about the fields to be mapped in ISF, in order to get below highlighted fields populated in DP screen.

FTM-DP UI Field Name Inbound Transmission Hierarchy -> Parties -> Originator -> Identifier Inbound Transmission Hierarchy -> Parties -> Originator -> Name Inbound Transmission Hierarchy -> Total Credit Difference Also IBM team...
over 3 years ago in Financial Transaction Manager  / Canadian Payments Association (CPA) 0 Planned for future release

Need a mechanism to hold an individual transaction for vetting by Safer Payments, while allowing other transactions to pass

This would work with Safer Payments to allow valid transactions to flow through FTM for processing, while only holding back individual transactions requiring more time for Safer Payments/fraud team to investigate.
over 3 years ago in Financial Transaction Manager  / Canadian Payments Association (CPA) 2 Functionality already exists

File based monitors

Client requirement is to make file limit checking. We can go with transaction limit, making number of days 0. It works, but it is impossible to make this monitor overrideable (tried changing risk error code with no effect). Also, next to suspendab...
over 3 years ago in Financial Transaction Manager  / Canadian Payments Association (CPA) 0 Not under consideration