The PSR established the Payments Community to provide a flexible way for all interested individuals to influence the work of the Forum.

The Community is open to everyone with an interest in payment systems, whether or not they are members of the Forum. It currently includes people and organisations with an interest in payment systems and services, who have indicated that they would like to contribute to shaping the Forum's work.

The Forum secretariat is continuously engaging with and growing the Payments Community. In order to target our engagement with them, the Secretariat have split the Community into the following contact groups: 

  • Small Users (e.g. consumer representatives, SMEs)
  • Large Users (e.g. corporates, government, retailers)
  • Payment Service Providers (e.g. banks, building societies, credit unions, agency banks)
  • Technology and Infrastructure Providers (e.g. infrastructure providers, software suppliers, vendors, aggregators, fintechs)
  • Industry Experts (others, including scheme operators, consultants)

To ensure that the Community has the opportunity to engage in the work of the Forum, the Secretariat has established various channels of communication, such as website updates, meetings, roundtables and events.

Roundtable Discussions

Roundtables for each Contact Group will be scheduled in 2017 and dates will be emailed to the Payments Community.

Participants wishing to attend are requested to register their interest by emailing As space is limited, it may not be possible to accommodate late requests.

Payments Community Events

The Forum Secretariat have held a number of events to seek the views of the Community as the Forum has reached major milestones in its work. 

The Forum published its Blueprint for the Future of UK Payments for public consultation on 28th July until 22nd September 2017.

The Consultation is an opportunity for everyone to have their say on the detailed design for the NPA and the future of payments in the UK. The Forum is hosting a Consultation Briefing Session on 5 September 2017 click here for further details

Individual Meetings

The Forum secretariat keeps an open door for members of the Payments Community that would like to discuss issues in-person.
Meeting requests can be sent via email to

Joining the Payments Community

If you would like to join the Payments Community, you can register your interest by sending an email with your name, 
organisation and email address to