Case Studies

Supporting a UK challenger bank to transition towards an NPA-compliant payments architecture

Icon’s consultants are recognised New Payments Architecture (NPA) experts and this case study details the work our team has done for a leading UK challenger bank. Specifically, we helped with the implementation…

Cindy Heidebluth

5 October 2023


NPA and SCTInst – What’s the difference?

The UK is due to upgrade its instant payments platform by mid-2025. The New Payments Architecture (NPA) aims to deliver multiple benefits, including ease of access and enhanced data carrying capabilities. In…

Hussam Kamel

28 March 2023


New Payments Architecture – what banks should be doing to prepare

A sea-change is coming to UK payments. In 2016-17, the UK’s industry-wide Payments Strategy Forum created the New Payments Architecture (NPA) initiative. The initiative seeks to create a state-of-the-art, real-time payments infrastructure…

Andrew Ducker

16 February 2023