Women in Payments debate the impact of the…

Last week I attended a Women in Payments event entitled, ‘New Payments Architecture – What can we expect and how will we get there?’ The event was hosted by AmazonPay in London…

Katy Press

29 January 2019


Request to Pay – the potential is clear

  This week Icon Solutions had the pleasure of hosting a discussion around the UK’s New Payments Architecture, focusing on the Request to Pay (RtP) service which is due to be launched…

Tom Hay

6 December 2018


Payments – an unexpected catalyst for innovation

Germany is undergoing something of a fintech renaissance with startups like challenger bank Number 26 taking advantage of the culture of innovation fostered in cities like Berlin. This spirit of innovation is…

Richard Dear

5 November 2018


Displacing card payments – beyond just technology

  At Icon we firmly believe that the combination of APIs and Instant Payments will provide a powerful alternative to card payments, particularly in e-and m-commerce. And it’s not just our belief…

Tom Hay

29 October 2018


Monetising the UK’s new Request to Pay (RtP)…

Having just attended the Pay.UK (formerly known as New Payment System Operator (NPSO)) progress update event, there seems to be a good amount of excitement, anticipation and intrigue around the launch of the New…

Aniruddha Maheshwari

23 October 2018


FedPayments forum guiding the US toward a faster,…

Last week I attended the Federal Reserve’s inaugural FedPayments Improvement Community Forum in Chicago which had six Fed COOs participating and the Fed Governor, Lael Brainard, giving the opening keynote.  The purpose…

Gene Neyer

8 October 2018


Open Banking – Learning from past successes

  Open Banking is transforming the financial services market. There is no doubt about that. Financial services providers are quickly building the same types of ecosystems that we’ve become familiar with from…

Carl Bones

11 September 2018


Drawing the Line on Payment Messages

I recently attended a meeting of the European Payments Council (EPC) Scheme Technical Forum, a group of payments professionals who carry out technical assessments of changes proposed to the SEPA schemes –…

Tom Hay

5 September 2018


Benefits for beneficiaries: a defense of CoP

In response to recent criticisms of CoP, Tom Hay argues that despite problems with implementation, the mechanism that underlies irrevocable Faster Payments is a real benefit to businesses. In a recent opinion piece,…

Tom Hay

29 August 2018