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Monday, 19 September 2016

The Next Revolution in UK #Payments: Non-bank PSPs and The RTGS

The Bank of England is consulting on the reform of its Retail Gross Settlement System ("RTGS"), which processes half a trillion pounds worth of transactions a day covering almost every payment in the UK economy — from salaries to invoices, from car purchases to retail sales, pensions and investments. 

The system is 20 years old and needs to be reinvented in way that is more flexible and cost-effective. It must interoperate with a wider range of payment systems on a 24x7 basis and better support the increasingly rapid evolution of various new payment methods in the retail, commercial and financial markets.

Responses can be made online by 7 November 2016.