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

PA Christmas Party

Pushing the boundaries of Corporate Card Payments

AI in Payments - Fact or Fable?

Payments 101

Pay360 Conference 2022

Digital Currencies 360

Our latest Insights

The Long and Winding Road to SCA

This paper will identify the lessons that can be learnt from continental Europe on Strong Customer Authentication (SCA), the best practices that can be followed in order to minimise customer friction as well as the early impact SCA is having on fraud levels.

[PENDING RELEASE] The Payments Association’s Guide on Navigating the New Opportunities for Corporate Payment Cards

Find out the ground-breaking technologies, key strategic considerations, and optimal routes to achieving greater corporate card penetration in this upcoming whitepaper.

Using AI Intelligently: Smart ways to use Artificial Intelligence in Payments

The concept of Artificial Intelligence has been around for a long time and is now making major inroads into financial services. Find out to successfully implement artificial intelligence in your business now.

KYC experience - driving customer loyalty, advocacy and new business

The challenges faced by the MLRO in a small AML regulated firm

Brought to you by Project Financial Crime, this podcast episode discusses AML obligations of EMIs and APIs and what the role is for these firms in relation to their agents. You can also find out what the challenges are of filing suspicious activity reports (SARs), the current landscape of AML, (including recent prosecutions brought against financial institutions), and what the government is doing to bring in more corporate liability to prevent further fraud and financial crime.

The Payments Association's response to HM Treasury's Call for Evidence Review of the UK’s AML CTF Regulatory Regime

The Payments Association's response to HM Treasury's Consultation on Amendments to the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations (October 2021)

Power to the People: How Open Banking is transforming how we access and manage our money

This guide is the perfect overview of how Open Banking is bringing opportunities to our industry and impacting the experience of the end-user.

Debunking Myths that may be hindering your global expansion - Western Union

How can Open Banking pave the way to Open Finance?

Our Webinar on "How can Open Banking pave the way to Open Finance?" was hosted on the 21st of October 2021. Our expert speakers discussed the challenges and opportunities of the implementation of Open Banking, what the future landscape may look like, the growth of Open Banking globally and what might be the key drivers for a broader move towards open finance and open data.

PSD2 & beyond: From imagining the future to filling in the gaps

Download Ekata and Allyiz's latest eBook where they explore what these global merchants are seeing in the market - the ultimate temperature check on all the effort undertaken by the various payments players in the ecosystem.

The Payment Association's response to the BoE/FCA paper on diversity and inclusion in the financial sector – working together to drive change