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Open finance and premium APIs: unlocking the untapped potential for the payments industry

Tune in to hear our expert panel explore the broad definitions of Open Finance and how it differs from Open Banking, where Open Finance can create huge value for businesses and consumers

Our speakers then steer the conversation towards fundamental questions the industry is eager to answer, such as; Is there an appetite for moving on beyond the current regulatory scope? What can be achieved with Variable Recurring Payments? And finally, what do we need to do to get Open Banking payments further adopted in the UK?

Speakers:

Jan Van Vonno – Director of Research, Tink
Huw Davies – Co-Founder and CCO, Ozone API
Fliss Berridge – Co-Founder and Director, Ordo
David Lambert – Commercial Director, Transact365
Frank Breuss – Co-Founder and CEO, Nikulipe

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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.

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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.

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SIBOS: The Power of FI and Fintech Partnerships to Better Serve Customers

A dynamic landscape and the unprecedented pace of change make for an exciting and demanding marketplace, increasing the need for Capacity, Cost, and Competition. James Hodgson and Tim Tor from NatWest talk with Chris Peck of Bottomline and Teresa Connors of Payment Matters about the effectiveness of partnerships and collaborations and the difference it makes in better-serving customers.

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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.

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The Evolution of Cross-Border Payments

This Payments Association Insights Podcast will discuss what is in store for cross-border payments. Hear our experts’ thoughts on global cross-border payment market opportunities, and the current and future barriers, before discussing how emerging technologies will shape the future of cross-border payments. They also cover how operators should seek to expand choice and options post pandemic to meet customer expectations.

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Brave new money: Crypto, CBDC and regulation in the UK

This podcast, moderated by Project lead Alison Donnelly, explores the U.K.’s current and future stance on crypto regulation and its potential divergence with the EU/eurozone. The team covers important themes such as AML rules and registration, UK government proposals for broader regulation of cryptoassets and stablecoins, and BoE proposals for a UK CBDC.

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VRP: The real game-changer for open payments

Our second Payments Association Insights Podcast will discuss how VRP could be the silver bullet that truly unlocks the potential of open banking for payments and the Competition and Markets Authority’s consultation on whether VRP should be a mandatory part of the roadmap.

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HMT’s Kalifa Review and the fight against Financial Crime in the UK

The Payments Association’s Project Financial Crime team will be discussing the Kalifa Review from HM Treasury. The review, which was published 26th February 2021, will be an opportunity for the Government to acknowledge and help shape the future of Fintech in the UK. The Project Financial Crime team is joined by other members from across the Payments Association community, honing in on how the review will help the battle against the epidemic of fraud and financial crime in the U.K.

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