Westminster Business Forum

The future for UK payments policy - infrastructure, regulation and consumer priorities

Tuesday, 21st February 2017

Central London


Bringing together key policymakers and stakeholders from across the financial services sector, this timely conference will discuss the future for payments policy and regulation in the UK.

Delegates will assess the future of proposals set out in the European Commission’s revised Directive on Payments Services (PSD2) - particularly relating to the UK’s position in light of the EU referendum - following the publication of the European Banking Authorities finalised Regulatory and Technical Standards on passporting under PSD2 later this year. The seminar will also consider the impact of the Financial Conduct Authority’s current consultation on the guidance provided to firms in complying with the future payment services regime.

Planned sessions focus on next steps for facilitating innovation and competitiveness across payments markets, whilst also ensuring adequate safeguards for consumers - particularly in terms of payment security and tackling financial fraud. Delegates will also have the opportunity to consider latest challenges in developing competitiveness in UK payments infrastructure, in light of the Payment System Regulator’s ongoing market studies on indirect access and ownership of payments systems.

Speakers and other delegates at this conference are expected to be a senior and informed group including Members of both Houses of Parliament, senior UK and European officials, together with academics, banks, building societies, charities, commentators, consultants, consumer groups, infrastructure providers, intermediaries, lawyers, merchant acquirers, money remitters, payments service users, payments system operators and technology firms, as well as members of the national and trade press.

Guests of Honour

Andrea Enria

Chairperson, European Banking Authority

David Bailey

Director, Financial Market Infrastructure Supervision, Bank of England

Hannah Nixon

Managing Director, Payment Systems Regulator

Guests of Honour

Hannah Nixon

Managing Director, Payment Systems Regulator

David Bailey

Director, Financial Market Infrastructure Supervision, Bank of England

Andrea Enria

Chairperson, European Banking Authority


Dr Paul Monaghan MP

Lord Empey

Member, Financial Exclusion Select Committee


Stephen Dury

Managing Director, SME Markets and Business Developments, Santander

Becky Clements

Head of Industry Engagement and Payment Change, Metro Bank

Simon Grossman

Vice President, Regulatory and Public Policy, MasterCard

Michael Chambers

Chief Executive Officer, Bacs

Sarah Francis

Consultant, Polymath Consulting

Rory Maguire

Managing Director, Association for Interactive Media and Entertainment

Alec Nacamuli

Global Payments Executive, IBM and Editor, Journal of Payments Strategy and Systems

Jeremy Light

Managing Director, Accenture Payment Services

Carl Packman

Research and Good Practice Manager, Toynbee Hall

Al Mangan

Managing Associate, Competition and Regulation, Addleshaw Goddard