Our goal is to promote competition and innovation and to ensure payments systems are operated and developed in the interests of the people and businesses that use them.
The measures we have set out recognise that payment systems must be resilient, competitive, dynamic and respond to the needs of the people and businesses using them.
Systems need to be transparent to gain trust and accessible to a wide range of businesses and service-users who in turn can deliver competitive services to consumers.
Designated payment systems
We can only use our regulatory powers in relation to payment systems designated by HM Treasury, which keeps this list under review.
Our concurrent competition powers apply more broadly to any payment system active in the UK.