The Payments Association

For payments institutions, 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

2nd Annual Payment Systems Regulation and Innovation Summit

Regulations 101

How can Open Banking pave the way to Open Finance?

Open Banking Expo

Financial Crime 360

PA Christmas Party

Our latest Insights

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?

Financial Crime, Payment Fraud and the Role of Digital Identity

This paper provides an overview of the current landscape, emerging threats and insights into how fraud controls can be improved.

How has payments technology supported financial inclusion during the pandemic?

This month’s podcast, moderated by Project Inclusion Lead Josh Berle, explores how digital and financial exclusion remain entrenched in today’s society and have been how they have only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically the cutting out of cash, and a lack of access to technology. The panel then moves on to what the FinTech industry is doing to tackle these issues, before touching on what financially inclusive payments could look like over the next 5 years.

Payments Association Response to the FCA's CP21/13 - 'A New Consumer Duty'

A Payments Regulation Road Map - Payments Association in partnership with Eversheds Sutherland

This paper will keep you on track with the evolving landscape of payments regulation. The Payments Regulatory Roadmap is designed to give an overview of the areas of payments regulation that our members should be anticipating in the next two years and to know the next steps and action required. And to help you prioritise what is of critical importance and what is less impactful.

Mastering the key drivers and challenges to international growth and expansion

As part of our projects initiative, we have partnered with Project International Trade and Payments Association Benefactor Global Processing Services (GPS) to discuss the challenges, learnings, experiences & opportunities for navigating the landscape of growing your business across multiple regions or territories.