Included in this issue: One-in-five journeys are contactless on the London transport network | FCA feedback statement reporting on main issues from call for input on terms and definitions for services linked to payment accounts and subject to fees | Announcement of extended CHAPS and CREST settlement day | PSR confirms Payments Strategy Forum members | New Irish FinTech Group Launched by Minister | EPC publishes updated guidelines for the appearance of mandates for the SEPA direct debit schemes | Indicative date for PSD2 plenary session announced by European Parliament | CPMI and World Bank consultative report on payment aspects of financial inclusion

UK 

One-in-five journeys are contactless on the London transport network

Over 180 million journeys have been made using contactless payments on London's transport network in the first year since being launched.

Over 180 million journeys have been made using contactless payments on London's transport network in the first year since being launched.

FCA feedback statement reporting on main issues from call for input on terms and definitions for services linked to payment accounts and subject to fees

The FCA has published a feedback statement (FS15/4) reporting on the main issues arising from its call for input on the terms and definitions for services linked to payment accounts and subject to fees. 

FCA, September 2015 

Announcement of extended CHAPS and CREST settlement day

The Bank of England has said the implementation of the extended CHAPS and CREST settlement day is scheduled for 20 June 2016.

Bank of England, 11 September 2015

PSR confirms Payments Strategy Forum members

The Payment Systems Regulator has confirmed its members of the Payments Strategy Forum, chaired by Ruth Evans. 

Payment Systems Regulator, 10 September 2015

WORLDWIDE 

New Irish FinTech Group Launched by Minister

The FinTech and Payments Association of Ireland has been launched by the Minister of State for International Financial Services, Simon Harris TD and the FPAI board. 

FPAI, 16 September 2015

EPC publishes updated guidelines for the appearance of mandates for the SEPA direct debit schemes

The European Payments Council has published an updated version 2.0 of its ‘Guidelines for the Appearance of Mandates for the SEPA Direct Debit (SDD) Core and SDD Business-to-Business (B2B) Schemes. 

European Payments Council, 15 September 2015 

Indicative date for PSD2 plenary session announced by European Parliament

The European Parliament has announced an indicative date of 5-8 October 2015 for its plenary session on the proposed Directive on payment services in the internal market. 

European Parliament, 11 September 2015

CPMI and World Bank consultative report on payment aspects of financial inclusion

The Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructure (CPMI) and the World Bank Group have published a consultative report on payment aspects of financial inclusion.

CPMI and the World Bank Group, September 2015