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Confirmation of Payee

Confirmation of Payee

Confirmation of Payee: Why it’s as important for your bank as it is for you. Catch the latest Payments Podcast from Bottomline where Olivia Armstrong unpacks the latest developments within the Confirmation of Payee name checking service. Does your bank have confirmation of payee in place? Whether it’s a small tick, or a logo, the fact your bank confirms the sort code […]

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Ethics and relationship challenges, definitions and requirements

In his second guest blog Eliot Charles Heilpern – Chief Executive Officer at Parthenon Communications – explores ethics and relationship challenges, definitions and requirements. Eliot is also a Director and Co-Founder at The Payments Business – join the payments debate at the Throughout my professional career of 30 years, I have witnessed and experienced first-hand the disparate and changing behaviours […]

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Ethics: do we understand what these are, and once understood, can we achieve and live by them?

A guest blog by Eliot Charles Heilpern – Chief Executive Officer at Parthenon Communications. Eliot is also a Director and Co-Founder at The Payments Business – join the payments debate at There is a valuable and real sense of purpose concerning what I see as an “overlap” between the commercial, financial and “not-for-profit” sectors, and the approach to ethics […]

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What is Strong Customer Authentication?

Sarah Kocianski from 11:FS provides the low-down on the possible pain points of SCA, the effects it may have on consumers and what looks like the best approaches to rolling out the initiative. Payment fraud is on the rise. As part of the EU’s PSD2 regulation, SCA (Strong Customer Authentication) has been written into law by all EU countries. The […]

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Lloyds Bank announces Eazy Collect as first PSP onto Gem

Lloyds Bank announces Eazy Collect as first PSP client onboarded to Lloyds Bank Gem, the newest Cash Management and Payments Platform At the recent Lloyds Bank Payments Innovation Conference, Steve Everitt, MD Head of Payments for LBG Global Transaction Banking, paid tribute to Eazy Collect being the first client to adopt the new platform focused on delivering leading payment management […]

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P27 in Action: Setting the pace for 2020

From Finextra: Lars Sjögren, CEO, P27 & Liz Oakes, EVP, Market Development, New Payments Platforms, Mastercard, speak at NextGen Nordics: P27 Momentum about moving the Nordics from a fragmented landscape into one platform to improve security and encourage collaboration, the ambition involved in creating this cross-border, multi-currency platform and the importance of transparency around conflicting interests between competitors.


New podcast from Fintech Insider

Checkout the latest Fintech Insider podcast: Chime quadruples valuation in less than a year (03:30) Robinhood tops 10 million accounts (15:48) Goldman to bring wealth management to the masses (31:32) Paul A Volcker, Former Fed Chairman, Dies at 92 (37:57) SoFi founder raises $100 million for new company (40:40) Andreessen-backed fintech’s ‘abusive’ boss sued for gender bias (49:50) One-digit sort […]

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PAYTECH: Payment technology handbook

Out January 2020! Pre-order on Amazon The PAYTECH Book is the payment technology handbook for investors, entrepreneurs and finance visionaries. Get up to speed on the latest industry developments, grasp the market dynamics of the ‘fintech revolution’, realize the sector’s potential, and gain expert insight on investment and entrepreneurial opportunities. The PAYTECH Book is the first crowdsourced book on payment […]

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Tainted by crime – is it time to say goodbye to cash?

A guest blog by Jonathan Jensen (Twitter: @sevendotzero) The debate around cash has become very vocal recently, especially with the rolling programme of bank branch closures and free to use ATMs closing, leaving swathes of the country without a way to ‘get cash’.  Various arguments are put forward about the importance of access to cash.  Consumer choice. But what does […]

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Christmas Reading List

When talking about payments I often mention books that have been useful to me as I continually seek to expand my payments knowledge. From first principles of banking in Bank 4.0, feeling good about money in The Money Revolution, C-Level’s being comfortable on social media in The Social CEO, to a history lesson on Barclays by Philip Augar four books […]

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BDO LLP, London | Wednesday 22nd January 2020 first industry conferences for 2020. conferences are always a great value, full-day event, packed with major topical issues and expert speakers. The conference will provide delegates with the information to enhance the scope and depth of their knowledge across a broad range of subjects, as well as earn valuable CPD […]

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Contactless Countdown

Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) arrived on the 14 September 2019 as part of the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and you may have seen it starting to impact your contactless payments. Unfortunately, not everyone was ready to comply with the requirements of the Article 11 exemption (Contactless Payments at Point of Sale) in the Regulatory Technical Standards on Strong Customer […]

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An independent approach to Bacs Direct Debit training

Our Direct Debit training sessions provide attendees with the knowledge and tools to confidently implement, launch and manage a Direct Debit scheme. With Direct Debit there is a lot to learn but you’ll find that we share our experience in an accessible, interactive, engaging and enjoyable way. Our aim is to share a detailed overview of the Direct Debit scheme […]