Westminster Business Forum

Conferences that are scheduled to take place before September will be conducted online.
The format will mirror physical conferences organised by the Forum with speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish.
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Payments policy and regulation - infrastructure, innovation and end-user priorities

January 2020

This conference  examines 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;
  • Christina Segal-Knowles, Executive Director, Financial Markets Infrastructure, Bank of England;
  • Paul Horlock, Chief Executive Officer, Pay.UK; and
  • John Howells, Chief Executive Officer, Link.

Further confirmed speakers: Otto Benz, Lloyds Banking Group; Becky Clements, UK Finance; Mark Falcon, Zephyre; Martin Kearsley, Post Office; Genevieve Lloyd, Which?; Bob Lyddon, Association of UK Payment Institutions; 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;
  • 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.

Engagement with policy officials at this conference

Westminster Business Forum conferences typically attract strong interest from policymakers. This seminar will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places representing: the BEIS; HMRC; HM Treasury and NAO.

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