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Request to Pay: a key addition to modern-era digital payments?

Direct Debits were created in 1964 to make collecting payments from ice cream vendors easier. Given the state of technology and UK roads (there was only one motorway!), considerable time was required to shuttle paper between processing centres, hence the 3-day processing cycle, which over 50 years later still persists. A guest blog by Lee McNabb, Head of Strategy and Research, […]

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How Request to Pay is empowering payer decisions

Before exiting the house, most of us today reach of our wallet, keys, and mobile phone. Strange to think there was life without mobile phones in the 1980’s. Stranger still, that Britain’s first mobile phone call was allegedly made across the Vodafone network on 1 January 1985 by veteran comedian Ernie Wise.  A guest blog by Ian Tomlin at Answer Pay. […]

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How Request to Pay safeguards the UK’s 24 million financially vulnerable

In an era of individualism and empowerment, how is the payments industry responding to the needs of vulnerable households? This article explores how Request to Pay balances biller priorities with consumer and small business needs. The Choice Factor In the United Kingdom today, one in six working households—or 17.4 percent— are living in poverty, 1.5 million consumers are in water poverty, over 20 million people are claiming state benefits, and […]

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Request to Pay VS Open Banking

It would be really interesting to do a compare and contrast of RTP Vs open banking powered services that will do similar soon with VRP… From a customer and a biller perspective. This was an observation made in response by Chris Higham to a recent LinkedIn post by Mike Chambers at Answer Pay. The original post is at: https://lnkd.in/dECzVCM4 So that’s exactly what we’ve done!  […]

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Changing the landscape

Software is eating the world Arguably, the biggest change to our daily lives in our lifetime has been the proliferation of mobile telephony and the always-on socio-digital culture. Mobile phones have become key to identifying ‘us’ in a world of digital. Their multi-colour covers define us. Their notifications punctuate our lives. And, unsurprisingly, we want to be able to do […]

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When is the right time?

Request to Pay ‘Lead or Lag?’ – When is the right time to begin your Request to Pay journey? Timed to coincide with the recent release of the Single Euro Payments Area Request-to-Pay (SEPA Request-To-Pay), AnswerPay recently held a virtual expert panel discussion which tackled the big questions that surround Request to Pay adoption including: when financial services companies should look to adopt it,  what the technology […]

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Not why but how and when

A thought provoking guest blog “Why Request to Pay, Europe’s answer to PayPal, Apple and Google, will change payment processes” by Stefan Walde of AirPlus has just been published in The Company Dime. Stefan’s article starts with this introduction:  Stefan goes on to consider: RtP being competition for the classic credit card. RtP friend or foe? RtP no more back and forth authorisation. […]

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Around the World in Request to Pays

A round-up of how Request to Pay is rolling out around the world The world is waking up to Request to Pay (R2P) as the answer to convenient and affordable digital bill payments. Request to Pay has arrived and is expanding globally.   We are pleased to feature a guest blog by Peter Cornforth. In this article Peter looks at some of the […]

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Request to Pay’s Grand Tour

We are often asked about the parallel developments of the UK and European flavours of Request to Pay and how they might work together.  Following the launch of the European version on June 15th, we thought it an ideal time to signpost the bigger differences. Where Request to Pay (and SEPA R2P) have come from The UK version of Request to […]

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Webinar – Request to Pay: Lead or Lag?

Is your organisation ready for Request to Pay? Time-lined to coincide with the planned June launch of the Single Euro Payments Area Request to Pay (SEPA Request to Pay), this virtual expert panel discussion tackles the big questions that surround Request to Pay adoption including, when financial services companies should look to adopt it, what the technology roadblocks are, and […]

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A.P.P. to app: How to avoid email and text scams

Online fraud has blossomed, and it’s easy to become a victim In recent months we’ve seen a dramatic increase in fraudsters exploiting our increased volume of online shopping to con innocent victims into sending vast sums of money and personal details.  The latest research published by UK Finance suggests that UK Finance members reported 149,946 incidents of Authorised Push Payment (APP) scams in 2020 […]

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Request to Pay, Lead or Lag?

Is your organisation ready for Request to Pay? Join Answer Pay, Accenture and FIS for our virtual expert panel discussion “Request to Pay, Lead or Lag?” on June 22 at 2pm. Time-lined to coincide with the planned June launch of the Single Euro Payments Area Request to Pay (SEPA Request to Pay), this virtual expert panel discussion tackles the big questions that surround Request to Pay […]

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Get to grips with Request to Pay

In this guest blog, Gary Parlett, CEO of Answer Pay shares 5 important facts that make Request to Pay one of the most interesting innovations in the payments space happening in 2021. As a biller, Bank or PSP, have you heard of Request to Pay yet?  When I first learnt of the proposition it was easy to see why it […]

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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.  […]

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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 […]