Financial institutions and corporate members across the Midwest choose UMACHA as a key resource to enhance their understanding of electronic payments. We're known for our extensive knowledge base, our high quality services, as well as our national presence in the payments industry.

We serve over 740 member banks, credit unions, affiliates, and partner organizations located in Minnesota, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Our Vision
We will become the extraordinary and distinctive provider of knowledge and services for payment system stakeholders.

Our Mission
We are a best in class provider of payments services, demonstrating our knowledge, professionalism and passion through our quality and dedication to members and stakeholders.





Angi Farren CEO

What is Your Role at UMACHA? On June 1st of this year I stepped into the role of President & CEO. I’m excited and honored for the opportunity ahead of me, taking over the association for an icon in the industry, Fred Laing. Fred was the second president of the association and he held this position for almost 35 years. I will be president number three at UMACHA which was founded in 1974.

What are Three Words to Describe UMACHA?
Supportive, Knowledgeable, Approachable

What has Been Your Favorite Project at UMACHA?
My favorite project happens annually, it’s the planning and coordination of Navigating Payments. This is an orchestrated event with many moving parts and we have an awesome committee and staff members who help pull it all together. I could not do it alone!
Where Would You Like to go on a Dream Vacation? My dream vacation would be to have a view of a lake or river anywhere in or near the mountains and be surrounded by nature. There would need to be a hot spring nearby and access to a spa 24x7 with unlimited massage, pampering and meditation.

You are Happiest When?
I spend time with and care for my Boston Terrier dogs. I love walking them along the Mississippi River near my home and curling up with them on the couch.

Are You Messy or Organized?
Is it possible to be both? I’d like to say I have an organized chaos going on in my office and like to keep my papers in piles vs in files. I do enjoy making lists to stay organized but my lists can also become messy sometimes too!

Least Favorite Food?
I really like all kinds of food and had a hard time with this one. I would have to say liver and onions.