A day in the life of payments
A casual observer of the payments industry might be forgiven for thinking that the Payments Council is comprised only of its Board: a few senior individuals making big, important strategic decisions that affect the rest of us. Yet this perception overlooks the meat and the bones of what we do and achieve on a daily basis, and our staff’s vital work with the payment schemes to keep the payments infrastructure running smoothly and safely day in, day out.
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It quickly becomes apparent why the work of the Payments Council is vital when you stop to consider how integral payments are to our everyday lives. A single day for anyone of us is likely to involve a range of different types of payments, all of which we depend upon to work efficiently and securely. You probably don’t give a second thought to the central systems that enable you to take cash out of an ATM; pay a gas bill by Direct Debit; book tickets over the phone using a credit or debit card; transfer money via Faster Payments to a savings account using online banking, use contactless technology on plastic card to buy a coffee; or buy something on eBay using PayPal.
- Cash overtaken by ‘non-cash’ payments in 2014 (21 May 2015)
- Latest Current Account Switch Service figures published (23 Apr 2015)