Events

Past Events

Even if you weren’t able to attend an event, we are still keen to share what we have to say with you and get your views on what we’re working on.

An archive of our past events can be found below. If you’d like to talk to us about any of the content from our past events, please email enquiries@wearepay.uk.

As part of our engagement work to support the implementation of CoP, we recently facilitated an event, held over a 2-day period, for banks and building societies to listen to a number of presentations from potential CoP solution suppliers. Having responded to our ‘Call for Interest’, a number of vendors presented to an audience of over 40 attendees in a ‘Dragons Den’ style format. The events, which received positive feedback from a number of delegates and vendors, increased awareness of the implementation of CoP and provided networking opportunities. If you are a Payment Services Provider (PSP) and are interested in attending similar events or finding out more about the output from the event, please email npaenquiries@wearepay.uk.

Pay.UK held a regional roundtable in Bournemouth on Friday 26 October 2018. Chaired by Paul Horlock, CEO, the objectives of the event were to inform payment participants across the UK on the objectives, vision and priorities of Pay.UK’s plans for innovation. The event formed part of Pay.UK’s engagement strategy to keep stakeholders informed of and involved in our progress. There was a great mix of representatives from the payments industry, including attendees from JP Morgan, RBS, HSBC, Vocalink, IBM, Barclays, WEX Europe, BT, British Gas and more. You can find a copy of the slides from the event here.

On Thursday 18 October, The leading retail payments authority in the UK – formerly known as the New Payment System Operator / NPSO – revealed its new name and brand: Pay.UK in front of an audience of over 300 representatives from across the retail payments sector. The event was led by Chair Melanie Johnson, Chief Executive Officer Paul Horlock, and Chief Operating Officer Matthew Hunt. They were joined by guest speaker, Sara Ward from the Bank of England. You can view the slides from the event by clicking here.

We held a regional roundtable in Glasgow on 4 October 2018. Chaired by Geoff Close, CRO, the objectives of the event was to inform, consult, involve, listen and collaborate with payment participants across the UK on the objectives, vision and priorities for innovation and to establish new relationships and an optimal engagement strategy to keep you informed of and involved in our progress. There were over 15 attendees from Lloyd’s Bank, Vocalink, Clydesdale Bank, CGI, Payduck UK, InsideSecure, Mosaic Software and RBS.

We held a regional roundtable in Belfast on 27th September 2018 led by Matthew Hunt, COO and Toby Sheldon, Director of Communications. The objectives of the event were to inform, consult, involve, listen and collaborate with payment participants across the UK on our objectives, vision and priorities for resilience and innovation and to establish new relationships and an optimal engagement strategy to keep our stakeholders informed of and involved in our progress. Attendees included those from Bank of Ireland, Danske Bank, DXC, FSCom, IBM, Tata Consultancy Services and Ulster Bank. You can see the slides from the event here

Drinks Event reception

On 5 September we hosted our Summer Drinks Reception in London. Our Chair, Melanie Johnson and CEO, Paul Horlock, provided an update on our achievements in our first year and discussed the recruitment of Guarantors to NPSO. We want our stakeholders to influence us at every level of what we do and, by becoming a Guarantor, your voice will be heard and your vote will matter. If you would like to learn more about how your organisation could become a Guarantor and to download an application pack, please visit our website.

Mancheser Roundtable

We held a regional roundtable in Manchester on 9th August 2018. Chaired by Paul Horlock, CEO, the objectives of the event was to inform, consult, involve, listen and collaborate with payment participants across the UK on our objectives, vision and priorities for innovation and to establish new relationships and an optimal engagement strategy to keep you informed of and involved in our progress. There were over 20 attendees from AccessPay, Co-operative Bank, Finastra, FIS Global, Handelsbanken, Interbacs, Link, MIDAS, RapidWallet, RBS, Sainsbury’s, Secure Trust Bank, SRP and Vocalink. You can see the slides from the event here

During June and July 2018, we held a series of roundtables and consumer focus group with end-users of payment services to test and validate that the proposed Confirmation of Payee (CoP) proposition delivers the end-user outcomes envisaged in the Payments Strategy Forum (PSF) Blueprint. Stakeholders included Consumer Representative Bodies, Charities and Corporates, Trade Bodies, Government Departments, Payment Services Providers and more. The outputs will be used to inform us about the proposed CoP proposition prior to its launch in the market and is expected to be published towards the end of August 2018

We held a regional roundtable event in Birmingham on 21st June 2018.

Chaired by Paul Horlock, CEO, the discussion covered payment themes, increased competition, change in  payments and some of the biggest challenges facing the industry.

You can view the slides from the event by clicking here.

On 4th June 2018 we hosted a second event with members of our vendor community.

The session included an update on NPSO and NPA from Paul Hunt, CEO, and Matthew Hunt, COO. There was also a presentation by John Jackson from the Bank of England on the subject of RTGS renewal.

The event concluded with a workshop hosted by the NPA Programme team, which examined vendor engagement on the core clearing and settlement layer and the opportunities for developing solutions and processes for Confirmation of Payee.

We continued our regional roundtable series in Edinburgh on 23rd May 2018. Chaired by Matthew Hunt, COO, the event included discussion of our Vision & Positioning, the New Payments Architecture and how we should engage with key organisations in the future.

On Wednesday 9th May 2018, NPSO leadership shared their vision and ambitions for the future of UK payments at a special event in London.

Attended by over 300 representatives from across the retail payments sector, the event was led by Chair Melanie Johnson, Chief Executive Officer Paul Horlock, and Chief Operating Officer Matthew Hunt.

They were joined by guest speakers, Sara Ward from the Bank of England, and Jeremy Light, a payments industry expert.

You can view the slides from the event by clicking here.

On 27th April 2018 NPSO began a new series of regional roundtable events in Manchester. The attendees discussed access, innovation and effective competition in the world of payments.

You can view the slides from the event by clicking here.

On 6th February 2018 we held an event and working session with members of our vendor community.

The event provided an introduction to NPSO, our purpose and approach as well as our current status and key milestones.

It was also an opportunity for the vendors attending to give their input on their role in the development of the organisation, including how they want to be involved and the best ways to engage with them.

You can view the slides from the event by clicking here.

On 17th January 2018 we held a stakeholder event and working session with around 200 members of our participant community.

Melanie Johnson, Chair, discussed our approach, highlighting the organisation’s core purpose and the opportunities it will create for stakeholders.

Paul Horlock, CEO, provided an update on the programme, highlighting key milestones and explaining the communications strategy and key themes for 2018.

Anna Bradley and Becky Clements, Board members, discussed the  advisory councils and participant community. Anna explained the aims and set up of the councils as well as their independent nature. Becky focused on the participant community, which NPSO is enabling in advance of selecting a Participant Council.

You can view the slides from the event by clicking here.

On 28th September 2018 we hosted a stakeholder event in London.

Speakers included Robert Stansbury, who chaired the Payment System Operator Group; Hannah Nixon, managing director of the PSR; David Bailey, Director of Financial Market Infrastructure, Bank of England; and Melanie Johnson, Chair.

John Stenhouse, Programme Director, also gave an update on governance as well as explaining the high level plan for delivery of the programme.