On August 3, 2015, the UK Payment Systems Regulator published an update on the work it has done to ensure that access, direct or indirect, to payment systems is fairer and also identified next steps to be taken. The PSR has introduced new access and reporting rules for operators and has imposed a disclosure obligation on the four main sponsor banks providing indirect access. The PSR will continue to work with operators and sponsor banks to help them adapt to the new regulatory requirements and will publish the findings from its review of their compliance reports later in 2015. The PSR launched a market review into the supply of indirect access to market systems and aims to publish an interim report on the review by January 2016 and a final report by May 2016.

The update is available at: https://www.psr.org.uk/psr-publications/news-announcements/update-on-access-august-2015