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Reforming the payments system: End bank control and let the competition begin

May 24, 2017
Mark Falcon
Mark Falcon believes the payment system needs radical reform and wants regulators to end bank control, saying this would stimulate competition and innovation.
Reforming the payments system: End bank control and let the competition begin
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Reforming the payments system: End bank control and let the competition begin

May 24, 2017
Mark Falcon
Reforming the payments system: End bank control and let the competition begin

Creating a common payments system: Could it be a platform for change?

Apr 27, 2017
Richard Northedge
Moving money about is the lifeblood of banking but it is also the boring bit of the business. There is no competitive advantage, for example, in fund transfers that involve an account at a rival bank beyond the counterparty’s control. Most bankers, therefore, are happy in principle to delegate this dull utility operation to a common payments platform. But there is much less agreement on what the platform should look like and how to get there because, although payments is a utility, it is a big utility.
Creating a common payments system: Could it be a platform for change?
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Creating a common payments system: Could it be a platform for change?

Apr 27, 2017
Richard Northedge
Creating a common payments system: Could it be a platform for change?

Payments platforms: How the Australians are leading the way in payments

Apr 11, 2017
Tim Green
Tim Green describes how Australian banks are launching one of the world’s most advanced faster payments platforms and explains why they believe it will lead to a wave of innovative other services.
Payments platforms: How the Australians are leading the way in payments
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Payments platforms: How the Australians are leading the way in payments

Apr 11, 2017
Tim Green
Payments platforms: How the Australians are leading the way in payments

The drive for payments collaboration: How the fight against terrorist financing and money laundering is evolving

Feb 23, 2017
Neil Lover
In January this year, one bank was fined £163 million for failing to maintain an adequate anti-money laundering control framework. Last year, another was fined £3.3 million for systemic anti-money laundering failures and the money laundering reporting officer was fined £18k and banned from holding a similar position in the future. The bank was also consequently banned from accepting deposits from new customers for a period of 24 weeks.
The drive for payments collaboration: How the fight against terrorist financing and money laundering is evolving
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The drive for payments collaboration: How the fight against terrorist financing and money laundering is evolving

Feb 23, 2017
Neil Lover
The drive for payments collaboration: How the fight against terrorist financing and money laundering is evolving

The digital payments revolution: What are the key questions for payment professionals?

Feb 07, 2017
Michael Aragona
The digital payments revolution: What are the key questions for payment professionals?
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The digital payments revolution: What are the key questions for payment professionals?

Feb 07, 2017
Michael Aragona
The digital payments revolution: What are the key questions for payment professionals?

CertPay: Why is a qualification in payments important?

Jan 31, 2017
Karen Lines
CertPay: Why is a qualification in payments important?
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CertPay: Why is a qualification in payments important?

Jan 31, 2017
Karen Lines
CertPay: Why is a qualification in payments important?

Certificate in Principles of Payments: Meet the authors and technical reviewers

Jan 17, 2017
Jennifer Edwards
Welcome to the first blog in the Certificate in Principles of Payments series. Released fortnightly, the blogs will take a look at some of the biggest issues surrounding the payments industry – from the UK’s PSR strategy to payment legislation and financial crime regulation. The authors are experts in the sector and have a wide range of experience. You can read their bios below.
Certificate in Principles of Payments: Meet the authors and technical reviewers
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Certificate in Principles of Payments: Meet the authors and technical reviewers

Jan 17, 2017
Jennifer Edwards
Certificate in Principles of Payments: Meet the authors and technical reviewers

John Hearn blog: Current account deficit on the balance of payments: the most damning statistic!

Jul 25, 2016
John Hearn
Things are not always what they seem. When measuring the long term health of an economy the most overlooked and the most important statistic is the balance on the current account of the balance of payments.
John Hearn blog: Current account deficit on the balance of payments: the most damning statistic!

John Hearn blog: Current account deficit on the balance of payments: the most damning statistic!

Jul 25, 2016
John Hearn
John Hearn blog: Current account deficit on the balance of payments: the most damning statistic!

Tony's Ten: Account Switching

Aug 19, 2013
Tony Gandy
Next month (16th Sept) will see the start of the guaranteed 7 day account switching facility at 33 banks and building societies. Put together by the payments council, the ability to move accounts and all their features in 7 days (direct debits, standing orders etc) is rumoured to have cost the industry 750m!
Tony's Ten: Account Switching

Tony's Ten: Account Switching

Aug 19, 2013
Tony Gandy
Tony's Ten: Account Switching