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.