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Payment System Operator Delivery Group

The Payment System Operator Delivery Group (PSODG) is an independently chaired body established by the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) and Bank of England (the Bank) in October 2016. 

It was set up to consider key issues relating to the potential consolidation of the governance of three payment system operators (PSOs): Bacs Payment Schemes Ltd (BPSL), Cheque and Credit Clearing Company Limited (C&CCCL) and the Faster Payments Scheme Ltd (FPSL). 

The proposed consolidation is one of the key elements put forward in the Strategy developed by the Payments Strategy Forum.

The PSODG and its membership included senior personnel from the respective payment system operators and the Forum. Its objective was to develop a report setting out its recommendations on key characteristics of the proposed ‘New Payment System Operator' (NPSO), and an implementation plan to allow for consolidation to be substantially completed by the end of 2017. The scope and role of the PSODG is set out in its original Terms of Reference.

The PSODG’s report

On the 4th May 2017, the PSODG published its report ‘New Payment System Operator’. 

The recommendations set out in the report were reviewed by the PSR and the Bank and a joint letter setting out their expectations regarding the next steps for the proposed consolidation has also been issued. This letter sets out an extension of the PSODG’s remit to coordinate the work needed to establish the NPSO corporate entity and oversee the initial stages of the implementation plan. 

The PSODG has revised its terms of reference to reflect the work required during the next stage of the consolidation process.

Next Steps

The PSODG is now asking the boards of the three PSOs that are to be consolidated to review and endorse the PSODG's plan and what needs to be delivered, before it can be implemented. The target remains for the consolidation to be substantially completed by the end of 2017.

More information about the PSODG can be found below. 

Membership

Robert Stansbury is the independent chair for the PSODG. Robert has been a senior advisor at the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Services Authority (FSA), and is currently a senior advisor at the Banking Standards Board.

Other appointees to the seven-strong group are the chairpersons of the three PSOs involved in the potential consolidation and three additional representatives from the Forum.

The members are:

  • Robert Stansbury, Independent chair
  • David Rigney, Bacs
  • Jane Bevis, C&CCC
  • Nick Caplan, FPS
  • Russell Saunders, Payments Strategy Forum (large PSP rep)
  • Becky Clements, Payments Strategy Forum (small and medium PSP rep)
  • Faith Reynolds, Payments Strategy Forum (end users rep)

You can find a register of the members’ other interests here:

PSODG register of other interests

Meetings

This webpage is being used by the PSODG to publish summaries of all its meetings. These documents can be found at the links below:

Presentations and other materials

In this section the PSODG publishes presentations it has given and other useful materials.