The Payments Association

For payments firms, big & small. We help our members navigate a complex regulatory environment and facilitate profitable business partnerships.

Our purpose is to empower the most influential community in payments, where the connections, collaboration and learning shape an industry that works for all.

Membership of The Payments Association gives you…

…a year-round opportunity to connect with key stakeholders from across the payments value chain.

Knowledge & insights
A voice for change
Networking opportunities

Why join The Payments Association?

  1. Membership of The Payments Association guarantees you up to 25 introductions a year – We believe in the personal touch.  Through 1-to-1 introductions at our networking events, electronic intros sent from our Director General and the online community member platform we actively connect you with senior executives from organisations across the entire payments ecosystem where we believe there is potential for you to build future, profitable business partnerships.     
  2. We will help you navigate the complex regulatory environment – As a member of The Payments Association you get direct access to the regulators. Join a workshop with the FCA or Bank of England and get your voice heard by collaborating on one of our consultation responses.     
  3. Get access to exclusive market insights and industry benchmarks – As a member of The Payments Association you gain access to our exclusive research, whitepapers and interviews with the most influential players in the payments space, allowing you to draw from their experiences and apply their learnings to your own business.

“What others consider impossible, just takes passionate teamwork from The Payments Association"

Monica Eaton Cardone, CEO of Chargebacks911
and Advisory Board Member at The Payments Association

Our projects

The Payments Association’s 5 projects drive industry change to shape the future of the payments landscape. Our projects bring together more than 80 high level volunteers from across the payments industry who represent the collective view of The Payments Association members at industry-critical moments.

Our events

Mastering the New Era of Money using CBDCs

How the abuse of Companies House has facilitated financial crime and the likely reforms

Virtual PA@Home June sponsored by Curve

Linking profit and purpose – embedding sustainability in the payments ecosystem

Payments 101 June

Globally connected Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) – a pipe dream or the future of international payments?

PA@Home Summer Party

The PAY360 Awards 2022

Financial Crime 360 2022

Our latest Insights

How the abuse of Companies House has facilitated financial crime and the likely reforms

[PENDING RELEASE] SUSTAINABILITY SUPERHEROES - A how-to guide to ESG for fintechs

Payments Compliance Training Programme - Operational Resilience

Payments Compliance Training Programme - Best Practice Financial Crime Management

Payments Compliance Training Programme - The FCA Approach to Complaints

Payments Compliance Training Programme - SCA

Payments Compliance Training Programme - Safeguarding

Payments Compliance Training Programme - Preparing for a Cyber Security Audit

Cybersecurity for PSPs

Managing Safeguarding, Open Banking & Strong Customer Authentication

Best Practice Financial Crime Management

The Payments Association's response to Treasury Select Committee on PSR