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NPA: the new payments architecture that is here to stay

Register for our upcoming webinar with ACI Worldwide on Thursday 22nd September at 15:00 BST, as industry experts discuss what can be expected from the NPA.

The New Payments Architecture (NPA) will be the foundation for the future of the UK payments infrastructure. By incorporating Faster Payments through Pay.UK into a central, ISO 20022 compliant architecture, the NPA is slated to simplify innovation, lower costs, and increase competition across the payments landscape.

The timeline for the NPA is already underway, with many having submitted documentation to Pay.UK in early 2022. However, the drivers for NPA are still not totally understood and with the timeline in progress, the pressure is building to ensure payments companies and financial institutions alike leverage this opportunity.

Alongside this, many are questioning whether Faster Payments is being adopted by consumers, and if this will steal market share from other payment methods. Further, new consumer payments and changes in behaviour may also have an impact on Faster Payments.

However, the benefits of NPA have been called out and it is evident that this architecture has a role to play in embedded finance, hyper-personalisation, contextual payments, or even the metaverse. By joining the scheme, incumbent organisation may also be able to improve their internal agility and scalability.

Sign up for this Finextra webinar, hosted in association with ACI, to join our panel of industry experts as they discuss the following areas:

What were the drivers for the establishment of the NPA?
What can be expected from the NPA?
What can we learn from other real-time payments implementations that could be applicable to the UK?
What opportunities will be made available following the implementation of NPA?
Speakers include:

Gary Wright – Head of Research, Finextra [Moderator]
Somya Patnaik – Global Solutions Leader, Real-Time Payments, ACI Worldwide
Kevin Brown – Director, Payment Industry Insights
Lewis Glaze-Adams – Senior Payments Product Manager, Barclays

Register to join this online webinar