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At The Payments Association, we have a variety of membership types to suit your business needs:

COMMUNITY MEMBER/COMMUNITY SCALE-UP

COMMUNITY PATRON

KNOWLEDGE PARTNER/BENEFACTOR

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Regular informal networking events to create and build relationships between peers, prospects and partners.

Hot Topic Briefings

Subject-specific briefings that explore contemporary industry topics, providing exclusive and valuable insight from expert speaker panels.

CEO Round Table Dinners

Evening dinners with senior and experienced industry leaders, talking privately on topical issues, within an informal setting at a memorable restaurant.

Project Events

Events on industry-critical issues are occasionally required to deliver some of The Payments Association’s projects.

Training

One-day payments-specific training courses on contemporary payment issues, delivered by payment practitioners who are experts in their field.

PAY360

The Payments Association’s annual flagship conference brings industry leaders together to discuss the opportunities, challenges and exciting future of emerging payments. It is a mix of keynote sessions from influential industry stakeholders, panel debates and track sessions, and live demonstrations of innovative payments technologies from PayTech start-ups.

Headline sponsor 

Payments Association Awards

The international payment industry’s most prestigious black-tie event, which is held in London. The Payments Association Awards recognises and celebrates the best global emerging payments industry has to offer, in front of an audience of over 850 payments professionals. The Awards also offers an unparalleled networking opportunity thanks to the legendary after-party. It’s where reputations are made and deals are done.

Event sponsor 2021

ScaleUp membership

ScaleUp Community Members receive the same package as Community Members, but at a fraction of the cost
Community Member
£9,900

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Community Patron
£16,000

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Community Members are companies that want to participate actively in the payments industry, promote their products and services to others, and get the inside track on where, how and when the industry is developing.

Community Members receive the benefits below
Community Patrons are companies that want the benefits of being a Community Member but also want to accelerate the growth of their business and raise their profile. Companies can join as a Community Patron or upgrade from Community Member.

Community Patrons receive all Community Member benefits plus the benefits below
Grow your Brand and Reputation
Enhance your credibility and elevate your profile as a Community Member of the most influential trade association in the payments industry. Showcase your brand and thought leadership content via your profile on the Payments Association website and within the Payments Association community platform.
Enhance your credibility and elevate your profile as a Community Patron of the most influential trade association in the payments industry. Showcase your brand and thought leadership content via your profile on the Payments Association website and within the Payments Association community platform. Receive a featured position within the member directory.
Join industry discussions year-round, post questions to others via the community wall, share press releases and read thought-leadership pieces on the Payments Association’s Community Platform and App. Obtain exclusive access to Payments Association content and resources including whitepapers, webinars, project open forums and blog posts.
Join industry discussions year-round, post questions to others via the community wall, share press releases and read thought-leadership pieces on the Payments Association’s Community Platform and App. Obtain exclusive access to Payments Association content and resources including whitepapers, webinars, project open forums and blog posts.
Register conveniently for all Payments Association events via the Payments Association’s mobile app or online. The platform provides the ideal space for you as a member to increase brand awareness, promote your business activities and industry leadership.
Register conveniently for all Payments Association events via the Payments Association’s mobile app or online. The platform provides the ideal space for you as a member to increase brand awareness, promote your business activities and industry leadership. Receive a featured position within the member directory.
Promote your news in the Payments Association’s Members-only e-Bulletin to over 2,000 payments professionals and host them on the Payments Association’s website (up to two pieces of news per bulletin).
Promote your news in the Payments Association’s Members-only e-Bulletin to over 2,000 payments professionals and host them on the Payments Association’s website (up to three pieces of news per bulletin).
Amplify your news with three dedicated postings by the Payments Association team to the Payments Association’s 10,000-strong LinkedIn and Twitter networks each annual Membership.
Amplify your news with five dedicated postings by the Payments Association team to the Payments Association’s 10,000-strong LinkedIn and Twitter networks each annual Membership.
Receive unlimited complimentary nominations 2021 to The Payments Association Awards, an award-winning Black Tie event that has been celebrating innovation and collaboration since 2008 by recognising those that have improved how people pay.
Increase your exposure with your company logo in the Payments Association Awards Brochure, given out to all attendees on the night and featured online for a year.
Increase your exposure with your company logo in the Payments Association Awards Brochure, given out to all attendees on the night and featured online for a year. Receive a featured position for your logo on the onsite ‘Member Wall’ at the Payments Association Awards Black Tie event.
Share your thought leadership by hosting two whitepapers on the Payments Association website and on your Payments Association company profile online. A dedicated social post by the Payments Association team about each of your whitepapers via the Payments Association’s 10,000-strong LinkedIn and Twitter networks.
Share your thought leadership by hosting three gated whitepapers on the Payments Association website and on your Payments Association company profile online. A dedicated social post by the Payments Association team about each of your whitepapers via the Payments Association’s 10,000-strong LinkedIn and Twitter networks. Obtain contact details of the partners or prospects who have downloaded the whitepapers. Promote one of your whitepapers in one of the Payments Association’s monthly Insights Newsletter, sent out to 2,000 + payment professionals, along with a social post by the Payments Association team and hosting on the Payments Association website.
Participate in the Payments Association Podcast sessions, which are exclusive to members. This is an opportunity to shape industry discussions and associate your business with addressing industry issues. We will promote your company through social channels, the members’ newsletter, the online community and the Payments Association website. This is on a first-come-first-served basis for members.
Participate in the Payments Association Podcast sessions, which are exclusive to members. This is an opportunity to shape industry discussions and associate your business with addressing industry issues. We will promote your company through social channels, the members’ newsletter, the online community and the Payments Association website. Priority selection for patron members.
A complimentary consultation with SkyParlour’s Co- founder, Angela Yore, to review your current public image and content strategy. Afterwards, you will be sent a bespoke one-page report benchmarking your public image and outlining some key recommendations. Priority selection for patron members.
As an additional benefit of your membership, NovitasFTCL are offering complimentary preliminary advice to progress your M&A or capital raising objectives.
Expand your network
Obtain 10 qualified introductions every year to other Payments Association members and payments industry businesses, to help you generate leads and arrange meetings before events.
Obtain 25 qualified introductions every year to other Payments Association members and payments industry businesses, to help you generate leads and arrange meetings before events.
Payments Association Roundtables are designed for C-level Executives from payment organisations to come together to engage and network with their peers and discuss a topical payments-related theme. Create and build relationships with like-minded industry peers. Present your company as a market and thought leader when attending the Payments Association roundtable. The opportunity to be invited to attend C-Suite Roundtables – Additional sponsor opportunity £7,500 +VAT
Opportunity to sponsor one C-Suite Roundtable, invite senior executives to your Payments Association C-Suite Roundtable virtual lunch. Defining the topic, heading the guest booklet and shaping the conversation create and build relationships with up to 11 like-minded industry peers (subject to availability; food and drink hampers provided for all guests). At a discounted rate of £2000 +VAT. Option to sponsor either a Roundtable or an [email protected] within the Patron Membership.
Increase your exposure, generate quality leads and save money by receiving a 10% discount on purchases of tables at the annual Payments Association Awards Black Tie Dinner.
Increase your exposure, generate quality leads and save money by receiving a 15% discount on purchases of tables at the annual Payments Association Awards Black Tie Dinner.
Receive four passes to the Payments Association Summer Party and the Payments Association Christmas Party for you, your colleagues and partners to network with senior payment industry professionals, and enjoy being part of an exciting and progressive community.
Receive six passes to the Payments Association Summer Party and the Payments Association Christmas Party for you, your colleagues and partners to network with senior payment industry professionals, and enjoy being part of an exciting and progressive community.
Gain face-to-face access to some of the industry’s most influential players through our Ambassadors and Advisory Board. Improve your status and accelerate your career by putting yourself forward for nomination to the Advisory Board, to influence and shape the payments industry.
Identify New Business Opportunities and Gain a Competitive Advantage
Expand your network through the Community platform which gives you a year-round opportunity to connect with key stakeholders from across the payments value chain. Directly connect with other Payments Association members at any time through private chats, conduct unlimited searches of the member directory, and swap business cards. Network with your industry peers, uncover new collaboration opportunities, and generate new sales leads.
PAY360 is the Payments Association’s annual flagship conference and payments exhibition, where attendees from the entire payments ecosystem come together. Attracting 1000+ delegates, PAY360 allows sponsors access to a wider audience throughout the conference. Obtain access for you and your guests to the major banks, schemes, issuers, PSPs, Fintechs and merchants using PAY360’s quality networking, as well as through its unique content and training. Receive unlimited passes at virtual event. Receive two free passes and two free guest passes at physical conference, additional tickets at a further 30% discount.
PAY360 is the Payments Association’s annual flagship conference and payments exhibition, where attendees from the entire payments ecosystem come together. Attracting 1000+ delegates, PAY360 allows sponsors access to a wider audience throughout the conference. Obtain access for you and your guests to the major banks, schemes, issuers, PSPs, Fintechs and merchants using PAY360’s quality networking, as well as through its unique content and training. Receive unlimited passes at virtual event. Receive four free passes and two free guest passes at physical conference, additional tickets at a further 50% discount.
Receive preferential access to limited sponsorship opportunities for PAY360.
Attend up to ten E[email protected] events throughout the year, establish new contacts and sales leads, growing your network, and engage with new members. Guests can interact naturally in real-time from anywhere in the world. Moving between tables, you can meet new payment professionals and engage in the sponsor topic tables. Receive unlimited passes for virtual [email protected] or four invitations for in-person [email protected] events.
Opportunity to host one [email protected] you will receive exclusive branding, thought leadership from one of your executives, lead generation (with audience data), topic-led roundtable discussions (on a subject of your choice) and receive extensive promotion pre- and post-event. Attend up to ten [email protected] events throughout the year, establish new contacts and sales leads, growing your network, and engage with new members. Receive unlimited passes for virtual [email protected] or six invitations for in-person [email protected] events. Option to sponsor either a Roundtable or an [email protected] within the Patron Membership.
Become an Advocate
Join the Payments Association’s working groups, called Project Teams, to shape and influence the payments industry and build strong relationships with like-minded industry professionals. Capitalize on this opportunity to collaborate with the project leads and other members and to have a voice within the community, and in this way, drive industry and societal change through the Payments Association’s policy agenda. Use your role on an Payments Association Projects to differentiate your business from your competitors and align yourself with making a difference and making payments work for everyone. Differentiate your business from your competitors and align yourself with making a difference and making payments work for everyone. The projects are free to join as part of your membership.
Keep up to date with the efforts of the Project Teams and pose your questions to them by joining one of the open forum groups on the Payments Association’s community platform. You can access published work and past events, see what webinars, whitepapers, and consultation responses are in the pipeline, and have your say before they are published. Project team members will host regular informal open mic sessions which are open to all Payments Association members, where you can reach out and ask any questions you may have about a project. This is exclusive to Payments Association members and is a great way to get involved and contribute to discussions addressing industry pain points.
Learn, Grow, Enhance
Receive early access to industry reports, market trends, emerging opportunities, and case-studies from progressive businesses, enabling you to inform your business through industry insight.
Develop or refresh your team’s payments knowledge through the Payments Association’s Payments101 training course. This rigorous, interactive one-day course combines presenter-led sessions, thought-provoking videos and real-time discussions. Drawing on industry case studies, this CPD-certified course weaves together how payments works, how it is legislated, who does what and how customers benefit, with a focus on the practical applications of all four aspects – and where the industry is headed. Receive one complimentary pass (worth £495) in your annual membership and a 20% discounted rate on additional passes.
Develop or refresh your team’s payments knowledge through the Payments Association’s Payments101 training course. This rigorous, interactive one-day course combines presenter-led sessions, thought-provoking videos and real-time discussions. Drawing on industry case studies, this CPD-certified course weaves together how payments works, how it is legislated, who does what and how customers benefit, with a focus on the practical applications of all four aspects – and where the industry is headed. Receive two complimentary passes (worth £990) in your annual membership and a 40% discounted rate on additional passes.
Develop your company’s expertise in all aspects of payments. Payments Association is now offering a series of specialised online courses, e-learning modules, and virtual classroom training, in partnership with the iFinance Academy. This will enable you to train staff to the highest standard, meet your compliance requirements, and track staff training on an ongoing basis. As a member, you receive a 30% discount on iFinance Academy curriculum. As a member, you will receive one complimentary pass for one individual to attend any one iFinance Academy training course, to be used within your annual membership.
Develop your company’s expertise in all aspects of payments. The Payments Association is now offering a series of specialised online courses, e-learning modules, and virtual classroom training, in partnership with the iFinance Academy. This will enable you to train staff to the highest standard, meet your compliance requirements, and track staff training on an ongoing basis. As a member, you receive a 30% discount on iFinance Academy curriculum. Patrons will receive two complimentary passes for two individuals to attend any two iFinance Academy training courses, to be used within your annual membership.
Receive unlimited passes for you and your guests to attend a minimum of five virtual Hot Topic Webinars per year. These panel sessions featuring industry experts present the perfect opportunity to learn about a pressing industry topic, hear different perspectives, engage in debate and network with your peers. Community Members receive two tickets for each in-person Hot Topic Event.
Receive unlimited passes for you and your guests to attend a minimum of five virtual Hot Topic Webinars per year. These panel sessions featuring industry experts present the perfect opportunity to learn about a pressing industry topic, hear different perspectives, engage in debate and network with your peers. Community Patrons receive four tickets for each in-person Hot Topic Event.
Project webinars showcase the ongoing thought leadership and policy positions of the Payments Association’s five major projects. The webinars enable you to understand the Payments Association’s approach to these important areas and to gain insight from the industry experts involved in each project. As a member, you receive unlimited access to the virtual project webinars.
Become a Benefactor or Knowledge Partner

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Knowledge Partner – £40,000 + VAT
If you prefer the flexibility of becoming involved in a number of different Projects rather than exclusive to one, you could become a knowledge partner. You would be sponsoring individual content outputs from a range of different topic areas and industry sub-themes, within the Payments Association projects. This would allow you to sponsor/partner on a number of alternative content pieces, as well as achieve membership status (and benefits).
When joining a project with a Benefactor the Benefactor will contribute to the work produced and have their Branding as Benefactor mentioned on the work produced.
Benefactor – £71,000 + VAT
Become a Benefactor of the Payments Association to engrain and align your company brand with one of the 5 annual key projects. Our projects form a key part of the Payments Association mission statement and policy agenda, giving you the opportunity to shape its direction, influence our research and priorities, and some of the content outputs we commit to.
With a guaranteed role on the project team, Benefactor status gives you exclusive commercial rights and brand presence while raising your profile as a thought leader across the Payments Association portfolio bringing with it the highest level of brand visibility and promotion, both passive (brand visibility) and active (high level content syndication), positioning you alongside our other Benefactors: Mastercard and GPS.
The Benefactor must agree to other companies participating in the project and at times providing additional funding to contribute to the project’s outputs (companies that provide this additional funding are known as knowledge partners). The content of the output produced for the knowledge partner is determined by them in agreement with the Payments Association, and the Payments Association will also share ownership with them. However, we will always ask the Benefactor to participate where appropriate, and any content produced will acknowledge the Benefactor status.
Deliverables
Alignment and exclusivity of one of our projects.
Content syndicationContent assets to be provided by the client, and hosted and promoted through all Payments Association channels (online community, LinkedIn, Twitter, email, newsletters).  The term is 3 months, our recommended cadence is 1 content asset per month.  i.e. for 3 months content syndication, the client may rotate up to three assets during programme duration.

Assets can include:

  • Whitepapers
  • Case-studies
  • Reports
  • Opinion/guest-blog Pieces
  • Recorded interviews


All content assets will be hosted on the Payments Association website (https://thepaymentsassociation.org/) and need to be provided to the Payments Association (by the client) ahead of an agreed publishing schedule.

Opted in contact contact details – name, company and contact details where provided and authorised by readers (subject to GDPR) will be provided to the client monthly and at the end of the term.
Brand promotion on all project collateral.
Sponsorship of a Project driven Webinar. Exclusively branded 60 minute editorial webinar, featuring findings of the whitepaper (if launched in conjunction), prominent speaking position in a moderated panel session with other industry leaders, dedicated promotion, registrant contact information, and supported invitations and invite target campaign from the Payments Association.
Sponsorship of a professional publication on a trending industry issue, promoted as an Payments Association Whitepaper supported/powered by Sponsor (example attached) with your questions added to the research phase, content inclusion, and welcome messaging, comments to be added to press release, provision of leads (with contact information of those who downloaded it), branding, and included on all associated marketing efforts etc.
Inclusion in an Payments Association Insights Talk (podcast), focussed upon a sub theme of the Project area you are the benefactor upon.  Distributed via all Payments Association channels, hosted on-demand via the Payments Association website and online community platform.
Host an Open-mic session within the subject of your Project – a drop-in call (on Zoom) that’s available to all Payments Association members, an opportunity to openly discuss the planned topic with other members that have an interest in the subject, each self-selecting based on their role in the industry and relevance to the topic/their product/service area.
If a Knowledge Partner joins the project you will receive the recognition of being the Benefactor of the project. This will include branding, input in the piece of work. *The knowledge partner & Payments Association will align the work within the project scope.
Please note Benefactors will also become Community Patrons, with all the benefits of that package, please see above for deliverables.

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