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Category: Regulatory


Next steps for digital payments in the UK

This morning, Genevieve Marjoribanks, Head of Policy at the Payment Systems Regulator delivered a speech titled ‘next steps for digital payments in the UK – innovation, inclusion, security and regulation’ at the Westminster Business eForum. A full transcript of the speech can be found at: If you missed today’s Westminster Business Forum event Genevieve’s speech is an excellent insight into […]


Planning for regulatory change

In its 2020/21 Annual Plan the Payments Systems Regulator (PSR) stated that it would work alongside the FCA and Bank of England to actively feed into a Future Regulatory Framework review by providing resources, feedback and expertise. Along with the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), the FCA and the Bank of England, the PSR are supporting Treasury-led work looking at the […]

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Payment Systems Regulator publishes 2020/21 annual plan

This morning the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) published their annual plan and budget for 2020/21. Given that the plan was finalised before the impact of COVID19 had affected our daily lives, Chris Hemsley’s (PSR, Managing Director) ‘launch’ video explains that the PSR will need to adjust the plan to reflect the significance of the pandemic, whilst ensuring that payment systems […]

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Voices of the EPA – Education the secret sauce

Education: the secret ‘sauce’ for the successful implementation of payments regulation It’s 1997 and Tony Blair has just been elected prime minister, Katrina and the Waves have won the Eurovision song contest and Cool Britannia is starting to swing. The new prime minster quickly set out his priorities for office and ‘education, education, education’ is placed at the very top […]

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Payment System Regulator revises Directions for regulated parties

The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) has today (5 March 2020) published revised versions of its General Directions, and Specific Direction 1. These are the ‘day one’ Directions the regulator published when it became operational in 2015. They cover communication with the PSR as well as payment systems’ access and governance arrangements. Following consultation, the PSR has updated these Directions to […]