Tagged: payment systems regulator

First! Bank of England Approves Transferwise as a Payment Service Provider with Direct Access to UK Payment System

The Bank of England has approved the first non-bank payment service provider to join the UK payment system settling in central bank money. Described as a milestone event for the BoE in accommodating innovation, this is the first Fintech to gain direct accesss. Transferwise is… Read More

UK Payment Systems Regulator Tackles Payment Scams

The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) has published draft “Terms of Reference” outlining how it intends to review whether the operators of CHAPS (Clearing House Automated Payment System) and Faster Payments Scheme (FPS), need to play an expanded role to reduce consumer harm caused by particular… Read More

Brief: UK Payment Systems Regulator Has New Head of Policy

The Payment Systems Regulator has hired Paul Smith as its new Head of Policy. Smith was previously at the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) where he was the Chief Executive Officer.  He will assume his responsibilities on February 1st. Smith resigned from the AEMC in… Read More

Regulatory Chairs: FCA & PSR Boards Update Committee Members

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) have updated the make-up of several important committees including; the FCA’s Regulatory Decisions Committee (RDC) and Competition Decisions Committee and the PSR’s Enforcement Decisions Committee (EDC) and Competition Decisions Committee.   These four committees are make… Read More

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