Included in this issue: PSR consultation on regulatory fees for 2015/16 | UK Card Expenditure Statistics – June 2015 | PSR launch survey of indirect PSPs | New opinion paper sets out a view on the future of payments | FIS to open Indian financial inclusion lab | Android Pay may launch this week | Bharti Airtel and Uber announce partnership | The Clearing House calls for legislative measures on non-bank payment providers | Depositing cheques by mobile in the US stutters

REGULATORY

PSR consultation on regulatory fees for 2015/16

The Payment Systems Regulator has published a consultation paper (CP15/26) on how it proposes to calculate and collect PSR fees from participants in regulated payment systems. 

Payment Systems Regulator, 20 August 2015

UK 

UK Card Expenditure Statistics – June 2015

The UK Cards Association has found that debit and credit card spending has continued to grow month-on-month. 

UK Cards Association, 21 August 2015

PSR launch survey of indirect PSPs

The Payment Systems Regulator has published a survey for payment service providers (PSPs) that access payment systems indirectly.

The Payment Systems Regulator, 19 August 2015

New opinion paper sets out a view on the future of payments

Payments UK has published a new report authored by Consult Hyperion on the future of payments and how payments will evolve in the coming years. 

Payments UK, 18 August 2015

WORLDWIDE 

FIS to open Indian financial inclusion lab

FIS has said it will open a financial inclusion lab in Bangalore that will look to extending banking services within the country.

Economic Times, 24 August 2015

Android Pay may launch this week

Finextra report that Google could launch Android Pay in the US this week according to notices distributed to McDonald's restaurants.

Finextra, 21 August 2015

Bharti Airtel and Uber announce partnership

Uber has announced a partnership with Bharti Airtel that will allow users in India to pay for their trips through their mobile wallet. 

Uber, 21 August 2015

The Clearing House calls for legislative measures on non-bank payment providers

The Clearing House, a US payments and lobby group has called for legislative measures and has highlighted the need to rein in non-bank startups hitching a free ride on banking rails.

Finextra, 21 August 2015

RESEARCH

Depositing cheques by mobile in the US stutters

Research from the American Bankers Association has found that despite the prevalence of cheques in the US, most people still do not deposit them using mobile phones.

Finextra, 25 August 2015