Useful Links

The following are useful links for reference purposes with respect to both domestic and international Payment Operations and major international payment projects:

Central Bank Directory

Link to Central Bank Directory on BIS Website


Regulatory Oversight Bodies

List of Regulatory Authorities and Supervisory Agencies (via BIS)

Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

BIS – Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS)

BIS – Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI)

ECB oversight of Systemically Important Payment Systems (SIPS)

European Banking Authority

Financial Stability Board

US Financial Stability Oversight Council


Relevant U.K. Regulatory Bodies

Competition and Markets Authority (UK)

Financial Conduct Authority (UK)

Bank of England Financial Market Infrastructure Supervision

The Payment Systems Regulator (UK)

Prudential Regulation Authority (UK)


E.U. Payment Systems

Target Instant Payment Settlement (TIPS)



RT1 Instant Payments


STEP2 SEPA Credit Transfer (SCT)

STEP2 Card Clearing (CC) 


U.K. Payment Systems




Visa Europe


Payment Fraud Prevention


Financial Fraud Action UK – merged into UK Finance on 1st July 2017

PCI Security Standards Council

The Authorised Push Payments Scams Steering Group

Take Five to Stop Fraud


E.U. & U.K. Trade Associations

Association of British Credit Unions

Association of Foreign Banks (AFB)

Banking and Payments Federation Ireland

Building Societies Association

Electronic Money Association

Euro Banking Association

Euro Retail Payments Board

European Automated Clearing House Association

European Banking Federation

European Payments Council

Payments Europe

The Payments Association (PA)

UK Finance


International Payment and Trade Associations

ATM Industry Association

Australian Payments Network (formerly Australian Payments Clearing Association)

Payments Canada (formerly the Canadian Payment Association)

National Automated Clearing House Association

National Payment Corporation of India

Payments Association of South Africa

Payments New Zealand


Major Payment Projects

CBDC Global Development Tracker

BoE – RTGS Renewal Programme

Pay.UK – New Payment Architecture

Pay.UK – Request to Pay

Open Banking (UK)

Payments Canada – Modernisation

US Federal Reserve – In Pursuit of a Better Payment System



London Institute of Banking & Finance – Certificate in Principles of Payments (CertPay)


Other Useful Links

Access to Cash Review

Access to UK Payment Systems Programme

The Contingent Reimbursement Model Code for Authorised Push Payment Scams

Community Access to Cash Pilots

Current Account Switch Service (UK)

Digital Pound Foundation