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The Payments Association’s 6 projects drive industry change to shape the future of the payments landscape. We bring together more than 80 high level volunteers from across the payments industry who represent the collective view of members of The Payments Association at industry-critical moments.

Project Inclusion

To drive industry activity that informs and collaborates with government and third sector bodies to provide clarity on PayTech innovations and solutions that aim to reduce financial exclusion and the poverty premium.

Project Cross Border

To develop a trade mission programme that helps members of The Payments Association enter global markets and to encourage trade between organisations that use payments outside the EU in the Post-Brexit era.

Project Financial Crime

To deliver community-driven solutions that address the problems posed by digital and financial criminal activity and position The Payments Association and its members as leaders in tackling financial crime.

Project Open Banking

To help create the market conditions for the successful implementation of Open Banking, by championing open finance and supporting the development of commercial frameworks and industry standards.

Project Regulator

To engage with regulatory bodies to promote and champion the regulatory concerns of members of The Payments Association and drive change towards the development of a fairer regulatory landscape for payments companies.

Project Digital Currencies

Project Digital Currencies will seek to educate all stakeholders on the history, journey and future potential of digital currencies, including how the technology works as well as its opportunities and risks. This includes providing market insight to our members, regulators and the wider industry.

NEW: Project ESG

Project ESG will help payments businesses to understand, and act on, the business imperative for having an Environment, Social and Governance, that is, ESG strategy and policy and how authentically embedding purpose into their organisations leads to business profitability and business resilience.