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Payment systems are the infrastructure that underpins all services relating to the transfer of value. Across the globe, the payment systems landscape is beginning to face disruption, as innovators look to alternative payment rails to bring about greater efficiencies in both the retail and wholesale markets. Our expert payments team has advised on many of the most complex and cutting-edge matters in the market.
Our clients are both long-established players and new market entrants. And we support them with a range of work in relation to existing and new payment systems, including (among other things) advice on:
Listen to Michael Voisin and Richard Hay discuss some of the limitations of existing payment systems and initiatives to improve and replace them.
We have a broad wealth of experience around payment systems. Our recent work includes advising:
6 November 2023 //
Three papers from HM Treasury are an important stepping-stone towards a comprehensive licensing regime for cryptoassets in the UK.
29 August 2023 //
More businesses that are involved in payments chains – even those that do not handle funds directly – are being subject to more regulatory scrutiny.
28 Juni 2023 //
Legislative proposals on the digital euro, Open Finance and PSD3 will set the agenda for digital finance in Europe for the next few years.
1 März 2023 //
The Bank of England and HM Treasury’s consultation on a UK central bank digital currency marks the start of a multi-year “design phase” for the digital pound.
17 Februar 2023 //
Completing our series of posts on the UK Treasury’s crypto proposals, we explore next steps for firms considering their regulatory strategies.
16 Februar 2023 //
Next up in our series on the UK Crypto Proposals, we compare the UK’s emerging framework against the EU’s Markets in Cryptoassets Regulation (MiCAR).
13 Februar 2023 //
In this collection of blog posts, we consider the UK’s most recent proposals on cryptoasset regulation from various angles.
3 Februar 2023 //
In its consultation on the future regulatory regime for cryptoassets, HM Treasury aims for similar regulatory outcomes to apply to cryptoasset activities as apply to other financial services.
5 Januar 2023 //
Draft legislation from the European Commission suggests forcing EU payment service providers to provide instant credit transfers in the euro.
There are few sectors that can claim to have changed as dramatically in the last few years as the payments sector. Watch our podcast series, The Next Year in Payments now.
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