Every time anyone uses a cash machine, transfers money, uses contactless, or gets paid, they use a payment system.

Payment systems are always evolving and the PSR is here to make sure they work well for everyone.

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Our aim is to make sure the UK’s payment systems work well for everyone who uses them now and in the future.

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40 Billion Payments

We regulate 40 billion payments each year *Source: UK Finance (2019)


£92 Trillion

The 40 billion payments are worth over 92 trillion pounds *Source: UK Finance (2019)


8 Payment Systems

There are 8 designated payment systems.


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Payment Systems Regulator Annual Plan and Budget 2020/21

Payment Systems Regulator Annual Plan and Budget 2020/21

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