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Will you visit an ATM this month?

Weekly ATM value and volume figures 2 May 2021. Key observations for week ending 2 May 2021 Last week ATM transactions increased by 1.6 million (when compared to the previous week). Last week’s ATM transactions were 7.3 million more than the equivalent week in 2020. Weekly ATM use has increased by 31% compared to the equivalent week in 2020. Weekly […]

Open Banking

Over half of Building Societies see Open Banking as an opportunity

Over half (55%) of CEOs at Building Societies view Open Banking as an opportunity according to a new report published by Whitecap Consulting, in partnership with the Building Societies Association (BSA).  However, this technology is relatively new and unexplored by the sector with just over a third saying that they have not yet assessed Open Banking’s benefits for their business. Only a further […]

Open Banking

Pivoting Towards Open Banking Payments

The UK’s roughly 90 trillion-pound payments industry is on the cusp of a dramatic makeover. Even before Covid-19, payment providers were under pressure to retool their offerings to better serve an increasingly digitised customer base that demands greater flexibility and control over their money. And the pandemic has only served to accelerate this dynamic.  Meanwhile, after three years of focusing […]

CASS

Reliability and Confidence remain high although switching levels fall back during Lockdown 3.0

Current account switches match Q3 2020 levels. In this latest dashboard we find out how many of us transferred our bank account in Q1 2021 during Lockdown 3.0 and who the switching winners and losers were as restrictions had eased slightly for many during Q4 2020 and incentives had returned within the market. The number of switches during 2021 As […]

Request to Pay

What is Request to Pay?

An era when every business is a tech company, and every human has a smart phone. Have you noticed how practically every television ad these days includes an image of a person using a smart device or an app?  We live in an era where individuals want-what-they-want-when-they-want-it.  And bill payments haven’t escaped this game changing transformation in attitudes and behaviors.  […]

Payments

Forbes 30 Under 30 recognition for Ciaran Savage

Forbes has recognised Ciaran Savage, founder and Director of UK-based Card Industry Professionals, as one of the ones to watch in Europe in their ‘Class of 2021’. Forbes have featured Ciaran in the Finance category in this year’s ‘Forbes 30 under 30 Europe’ list.  Being named in such a prestigious title is a testament to the success that Ciaran and […]

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Will you visit an ATM this week?

Weekly ATM value and volume figures 25 April 2021. Key observations for week ending 25 April 2021 Last week ATM transactions decreased by 0.7 million (when compared to the previous week). Last week’s ATM transactions were 6.9 million more than the equivalent week in 2020. Weekly ATM use has increased by 31% compared to the equivalent week in 2020. Weekly […]

Cash

Will you visit an ATM this month?

Weekly ATM value and volume figures 2 May 2021. Key observations for week ending 2 May 2021 Last week ATM transactions increased by 1.6 million (when compared to the previous week). Last week’s ATM transactions were 7.3 million more than the equivalent week in 2020. Weekly ATM use has increased by 31% compared to the equivalent week in 2020. Weekly […]

Open Banking

Over half of Building Societies see Open Banking as an opportunity

Over half (55%) of CEOs at Building Societies view Open Banking as an opportunity according to a new report published by Whitecap Consulting, in partnership with the Building Societies Association (BSA).  However, this technology is relatively new and unexplored by the sector with just over a third saying that they have not yet assessed Open Banking’s benefits for their business. Only a further […]

Open Banking

Pivoting Towards Open Banking Payments

The UK’s roughly 90 trillion-pound payments industry is on the cusp of a dramatic makeover. Even before Covid-19, payment providers were under pressure to retool their offerings to better serve an increasingly digitised customer base that demands greater flexibility and control over their money. And the pandemic has only served to accelerate this dynamic.  Meanwhile, after three years of focusing […]

CASS

Reliability and Confidence remain high although switching levels fall back during Lockdown 3.0

Current account switches match Q3 2020 levels. In this latest dashboard we find out how many of us transferred our bank account in Q1 2021 during Lockdown 3.0 and who the switching winners and losers were as restrictions had eased slightly for many during Q4 2020 and incentives had returned within the market. The number of switches during 2021 As […]

Request to Pay

What is Request to Pay?

An era when every business is a tech company, and every human has a smart phone. Have you noticed how practically every television ad these days includes an image of a person using a smart device or an app?  We live in an era where individuals want-what-they-want-when-they-want-it.  And bill payments haven’t escaped this game changing transformation in attitudes and behaviors.  […]

Payments

Forbes 30 Under 30 recognition for Ciaran Savage

Forbes has recognised Ciaran Savage, founder and Director of UK-based Card Industry Professionals, as one of the ones to watch in Europe in their ‘Class of 2021’. Forbes have featured Ciaran in the Finance category in this year’s ‘Forbes 30 under 30 Europe’ list.  Being named in such a prestigious title is a testament to the success that Ciaran and […]

Cash

Will you visit an ATM this week?

Weekly ATM value and volume figures 25 April 2021. Key observations for week ending 25 April 2021 Last week ATM transactions decreased by 0.7 million (when compared to the previous week). Last week’s ATM transactions were 6.9 million more than the equivalent week in 2020. Weekly ATM use has increased by 31% compared to the equivalent week in 2020. Weekly […]

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Cash and Covid – Leaving no one behind

A guest blog by Conor Sinnott – Conor is an intern at independent financial services consultancy Enryo. Covid-19 has not only driven new changes in consumer habits but also accelerated trends that have been developing since before the turn of the century. This is no more obvious than in the use of cash and coins for the purchase of retail […]

Confirmation of Payee

Fraud & Confirmation of Payee

A guest blog by Bob Ford, Payments Business Analyst and SME. The Pay.UK service of Confirmation of Payee (CoP) has been established for just over a year but the life under lockdown under Covid has not abated the attempts by fraudsters to endeavour to try and scam our accounts of our money. A friend asked for my thoughts on fraud […]

Request to Pay

Experience the future

Answer Pay has announced the go-live of its Request to Pay demonstrator – the new demonstrator enables billers, payers and payment services providers to experience the full Request to Pay journey for the first time, providing a greater understanding of the huge benefits of bill payments utilising Request to Pay. Request to Pay addresses the competing needs of billers who […]

Payments

Celebrating 25 Years of RTGS in the UK

On this day (22 April 2021) in 1996 Real Time Gross Settlement in CHAPS went live – join me and raise a glass to celebrate 25 years of RTGS in the UK. In this edition of Payments:Unpacked we take a look at the CHAPS payment system UK’s Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system operated by the Bank of England. What is CHAPS? The […]

Payments Landscape

Payments Tracker

In this April round up of retail payments, we see the impact of the final month of Lockdown 3.0 on the volume and value of payments processed in the UK. Note: All data is publicly sourced and is the latest available: Pay.UK March 2021, Link April 2021 and UK Finance January 2021. Source: Pay.UK Limited Bacs Direct Debit and Direct […]

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Digital Overlays

Digital overlays use real-time payments to settle a payment or transaction, or to provide an ancillary service for a real-time payments method; these are services over and above the core payment processing that adds value to the standard payments. These can be used to improve the workflows and customer experience in a range of payment scenarios, including bill payments, at […]

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Did you visit an ATM last week?

Weekly ATM value and volume figures 18 April 2021. Key observations for week ending 18 April 2021 Last week ATM transactions increased by 4.6 million (when compared to the previous week). Last week’s ATM transactions were 9.7 million more than the equivalent week in 2020. Weekly ATM use has increased by 48% compared to the equivalent week in 2020. Weekly […]

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Smart ways for cash

A clever and innovative service from Europe is arriving on our shores. Viacash allows allows cash withdrawals and deposits at the checkout via barcode. This also means you can pay cash for online purchases Barzahlen/viacash is the largest bank-independent payment infrastructure in Europe. It allows cash withdrawals and deposits at the checkout via barcode. Here’s how via cash works for […]

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Converting pounds into kilograms

Can green Fintech’s save the planet? In the latest edition of #fincuts Tanya Thourani asks: How cool is it if your card doesn’t just buy things but fights climate change?  How cool is it if Fintechs could convert pounds into kilograms of carbon emitted? Can you tell which is killing more turtles: the plastic straw or your friend’s flight from London to Milan?  […]