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House of Commons Treasury Select Committee – SME Access to Finance

On 8 May 2024 the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee (TSC) published its Report on SME Finance. Recognising that SMEs are a key part of the UK’s economy, the TSC Report...


APP fraud: UK PSR consults on CHAPS mandatory reimbursement requirement

The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) is consulting on a proposal to direct banks and other payment firms participating directly or indirectly in CHAPS (the UK’s high-value payment...


UK access to cash: Bank of England publishes final Codes of Practice on wholesale cash distribution

The Bank of England has published the final versions of three Codes of Practice on wholesale cash distribution and accompanying Guidance relating to information gathering, third-party...


APP fraud mandatory reimbursement: UK PSR consults on ‘key’ compliance and monitoring requirements

On 17 April 2024, the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) published a consultation on the data and information that payment service providers (PSPs) will be required to provide to Pay.UK to...


UK FCA finalises changes to create stronger framework to support borrowers in financial difficulty

The FCA has published its final rules and guidance aimed at strengthening protections for borrowers in financial difficulty, incorporating aspects of the Tailored Support Guidance (TSG)...


UK Consumer Duty: FCA gives more implementation feedback and some focus areas for closed books work

On 20 February 2024, the FCA published details of recent good practice in Consumer Duty implementation and highlighted areas for improvement. As well as this, the FCA also published the...


UK: FCA Business Plan 2024/25: a quick guide to the FCA’s key priorities

On 19 March 2024, the FCA published its Business Plan for 2024/25 setting out its planned programme of work for the coming year. The FCA states that it remains resolute in supporting the...


The Payments Newsletter including Digital Assets & Blockchain, March 2024

Key developments of interest over the last month include: the UK government publishing draft legislation on payment service contract termination rule changes; the Central Bank of Ireland...


UK “de-banking”: Government publishes draft legislation on changes to termination rules for PSPs

In July 2023, the UK government committed to changing the requirements on payment service providers (PSPs) when terminating payment service contracts. HM Treasury has now published draft...

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