On March 13, 2015, the FCA published a press release relating to its November 2014 consultation paper on the Payment Systems Regulator, which is the new UK regulator that will regulate the largest UK payment systems. The press release states that any of the directions mentioned in the consultation that were to come into force on April 1, 2015 will not come into force until April 30, 2015. This is so that stakeholders have more time to consider the FCA’s final directions and views that are to be published in the FCA’s PSR policy statement before the end of March 2015.

The FCA press release is available at: http://www.fca.org.uk/news/psr/psr-directions.