Westminster Business Forum

Payments policy and regulation - infrastructure, innovation and end-user priorities

TO BE PUBLISHED January 2020

This conference will discuss payments policy and regulation in the UK.

Areas for discussion include:

  • Regulation and the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) Market Review into the supply of card-acquiring services;
  • The establishment of the New Payments Architecture and the renewal of the Real Time Gross Settlement;
  • Preventing payment fraud; and
  • Innovation, access to payment services, and the evolving landscape for UK payments.


There will be keynote contributions from: Chris Hemsley, Managing Director, Payment Systems Regulator; Paul Horlock, Chief Executive Officer, Pay UK; John Howells, Chief Executive Officer, Link and Christina Segal-Knowles, Executive Director, Financial Markets Infrastructure, Bank of England.

Further confirmed speakers: Otto Benz, Lloyds Banking Group; Mark Falcon, Zephyre; Martin Kearsley, Post Office; Genevieve Lloyd, Which?; Lorence Nye, Federation of Small Businesses; Hardik Shah, Currencies Direct; and Dr Daniel Tischer, University of Bristol.

The agenda

  • Priorities for the regulation of payment systems;
  • Development of retail payment in the UK - access, infrastructure, and competition;
  • Ensuring the stability of the UK’s payment infrastructure and priorities for the Real Time Gross Settlement renewal;
  • The future for the UK’s ATM network;
  • Innovation, consumer access to services, and preventing fraud; and
  • Next steps for the establishment of the New Payments Architecture.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Business Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates