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Payments Landscape

Digital Identity

Jonathan Jensen, Commercial Director Identity at GBG Plc and a member of the EPA’s Project Financial Crime, has written a guide: ‘Digital Identity – update on the UK market‘, with information on the current state of the digital identity market, highlighting recent industry activity and developments.  Among the highlights: HMG response to digital identity Call for Evidence. HM Government digital identity […]

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Payments Tracker

In this November round up of retail payments, we see how the first national lockdown followed by an increasing level of local lockdowns continued to impact the volume and value and of payments processed in the UK. Note: All data is publicly sourced and is the latest available: Pay.UK October 2020, Link November 2020 and UK Finance August 2020. Bacs […]

Payments Landscape

How to Make Money in a Zero Interest Rate Economy

Manifesto Growth Architects believe those who succeed in the New Economics of Banking… 🙋🏼‍♂️ Know the role they want to play for their customers, and put this at the heart of everything they do. 📰 Go beyond transactions and drive engagement, learning from sectors such as media. 📊 Build data and technology capabilities to support real-time orchestrated journeys, centred around […]

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Navigating the UK’s retail payments landscape

Navigating the UK’s retail payments landscape can be a complex and daunting task – save time and effort with Northey Point’s payment trackers. Keep upto speed with four trackers from Mike Chambers at Northey Point. ATM Tracker ATM Tracker: Monthly volumes and values Payments Tracker Payments Tracker: Providing a monthly round up of volumes and values of retail payments in the […]

Payments Landscape

The Pound in your pocket

It does not mean that the pound here in Britain, in your pocket or purse or in your bank, has been devalued. Almost 50 years ago (November 1967) the then Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, was facing a crisis and was defending his decision to devalue the pound saying it will tackle the “root cause” of Britain’s economic problems. The government announced that […]

Payments Landscape

Industry Developments

Just as getting to grips with the UK’s retail payments landscape can be a complex and daunting task, keeping up with the developments at Pay.UK, the Payments System Regulator, the Bank of England and HM Treasury can be a difficult and time consuming task. To compliment our ATM tracker, payments tracker and switching tracker Premium subscribers of the Payments, Payments, […]

Payments Landscape

Emerging Payments Association’s Insights Interview

Emerging Payments Association’s Insights Interview: Featuring Andrea Dunlop, the Chair of the EPA Advisory Board. Discover what drives the Emerging Payments Association’s Chair, Andrea Dunlop, what dangers she thinks lie ahead in payments, and what she’d say to a graduate thinking about joining the payments industry. Andrea is always outspoken and speaks from the heart. Hear her speak passionately and assertively […]

Payments Landscape

How can Australia’s payment action plan help the UK’s changing payments landscape?

The Australian Payments Network (AusPayNet) champion the payments system. They enable competition and innovation, promote efficiency, and control and manage risk to deliver improvements for all users of the payments system. Australia: Future State of Payments Action Plan Given the rapid and increasing pace of change in payments AusPayNet have conducted a consultation on ‘A Future State for Australia’s Payment Systems’. […]

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Be our guest

As an ambassador for the Emerging Payments Association (EPA) I would like to invite you to join me as my guest at the EPA’s flagship conference PAY360, taking place virtually on the 4th & 5th August. The invite is completely complimentary.  All you need to do is register here using discount code AMB20: There are some very exciting sessions on the agenda, including: […]

Payments Landscape

Video: The future of payments

An interview with Layah Heilpern, an independent journalist, focussing on the future of payments. Find out more about The Payments Business The Payments Business provides members with the ability to debate, share and assist, promote your business and access payments information. Find out more about The Payments Business at: Subscribe to Mike Chambers’ newsletter Read, subscribe and share my […]

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The Future of Money Post-Pandemic with Citibank

Catch the Finextra unplugged interview with Tony McLaughlin of Citi. Tony McLaughlin, Emerging Payments and Business Development, Citi, questions whether the popular opinion that the pandemic will encourage the acceleration of both Digital Transformation and the adoption of Digital Currencies. He talks to Hannah Wallace, FinextraTV about the gap between ‘Bitcoin Ideology’ and actual adoption, how China and Sweeden are […]


The future of cash post COVID-19

Moving the “UK Fintech Week 2020″ to an online format was a smart move – especially as it meant that I could join the excellent ‘The Future of Cash Post COVID-19” webinar moderated by Natalie Ceeney and supported by Graham Mott and John Howells from LINK (the operator of the UK’s ATM network) – all from the comfort of a […]

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Explore the UK’s payment landscape

At Direct Debit 101 we provide our clients with the knowledge and tools to confidently implement, launch and manage a Direct Debit scheme. As we share our Direct Debit experience with clients we constantly find that there is a significant interest in developing a wider understanding of the UK’s changing payment landscape. To compliment our selection of Direct Debit training […]

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Digitised, frictionless haircuts

I’ve been cashless for so long that paying for things digitally is no longer a ‘thing’ but just normal. However, every so often a payment experience is so smooth, integrated and frictionless that the experience evokes a ‘wow’ moment. Who would have thought that a hair cut in a sleepy coastal Suffolk town would generate a ‘wow’ (payment) moment for […]