Included in this issue: PSR First Forum meeting documentation | Faster Payments looks to open access for challengers with new settlement model | EPC consultation on changes to scheme management internal rules | EBA Clearing launches tender for instant payments platform | World Payments Report 2015 finds non-cash payments have grown faster than GDP across all regions

REGULATORY 

PSR First Forum meeting documentation

The Payment Systems Regulator has published a number of documents ahead of its first forum meeting being held on Thursday 8 October 2015. This includes the agenda, forum work programme and the names and brief biographies of those involved.

Payment Systems Regulator, 2 October 2015

UK 

Faster Payments looks to open access for challengers with new settlement model

The UK's Faster Payments system is looking to ease access for Payments Service Providers and challenger banks with the implementation of a new 'pre-funding' settlement model, removing barriers to entry created by shared credit and settlement risks.

Finextra, 5 October 2015

WORLDWIDE 

EPC consultation on changes to scheme management internal rules

The European Payments Council has announced a consultation on a draft revised version of its scheme management internal rules (SMIRs) . The consultation runs until 31 December 2015. 

The European Payments Council, 1 October 2015

EBA Clearing launches tender for instant payments platform

EBA Clearing has launched a tender for the delivery of a pan-European instant payment infrastructure expected within the next two years.

Finextra, 6 October 2015

RESEARCH 

World Payments Report 2015 finds non-cash payments have grown faster than GDP across all regions

Capgemini and the Royal Bank of Scotland have published the 2015 World Payments Report that looks at developments in the global payments space.

Royal Bank of Scotland, 6 October 2015