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

Open Banking Expo

Financial Crime 360

PA Christmas Party

Pay360 Conference 2022

Digital Currencies 360

Our latest Insights

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.

The Payment's Association's guide to Strong Customer Authentication

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.

Diversity and inclusion in the financial sector – working together to drive change

VRP Part 2: Where are we on this revolutionary open banking payments journey?

This month's insightful podcast is supported by Payments Association Project Knowledge Partner, Discover Global Network. Our expert speakers discussed some key and challenging questions on open banking - what are variable recurring payments? Where does it sit within open banking and what has been mandated by the CMA? Tune in to find out more!

Helping the financially overlooked with 'Lifestyle and Values Banking'

Discover the landscape of lifestyle and values banking propositions targeted at those overlooked in society, and how technology, consumer trends, and market forces are reshaping the retail banking industry.

Digital Currencies: Is the next gamechanger for payments just around the corner?

Payments Association response to DCMS consultation on digital identity

Payments Association Response to Bank of England's Discussion Paper - New Forms of Digital Money

What needs to be done to advance UK payments regulation?