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

[email protected] February sponsored by Trust Payments

Closing the gap on the path to Digital Currencies and CBDCs - Member Only

Payments 101

Mastering the New Era of Digital Money using CBDCs

Virtual [email protected] March sponsored by Finastra

Regulations 101 Part 1 March 2022

Regulations 101 Part 2 March 2022

Pay360 Conference 2022

Digital Currencies 360

Our latest Insights

Futureproofing Payments Tech: The challenges facing CIOs and CTOs

Banking Circle recently spoke to 600 Chief Technology Officers and Chief Information Officers at financial institutions across Europe to find out how confident they are that their businesses are ‘futureproof’. The detailed survey provides unique insights into the challenges currently faced by CTOs and CIOs across Europe.

The Payments Association’s response to HM Treasury’s Consultation on the Regulation of Buy-Now-Pay-Later

[PENDING RELEASE] Green Paper - The New Era for GBP

We are proud to announce the formation of a consortium with Boston Consulting Group and paywith.glass that will create a green paper outlining the possible future of the UK's financial infrastructure.

BNPL Regulation: What's on the horizon?

This podcast episode brought to you by Project Regulator will explore how widespread Buy now pay later (BNPL) is in the UK and whether it is a viable market. Tune in to hear our expert speakers discuss what technology is used for BNPL, why it has grown so much and how it differs to your traditional payday lender. Our speakers go beyond this to discuss whether BNPL provides an answer to the lack of affordable credit options in the market, the threats it poses to consumers and how it should be regulated.

Pushing the boundaries of Corporate Card Payments

This session explores the Corporate Card Payments landscape and identifies the key strategies for future success.

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 whitepaper.

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.

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

If you are looking for other cost-effective and non-manual ways to satisfy the regulator, then you must read our latest guidebook to find out how to boost revenues by increasing personalisation of your services to your customers and employees, lower costs by improving resource utilisation, and drive growth by reducing risk and optimising processes.

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