Payments Forum 2019

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2nd Annual Payments Forum 2019

The 2nd Annual Payments Forum will return to London on 12-13 February 2019. We are currently researching and finalising this event, for the first copy of the agenda and to be kept updated please click here

Key Topics Addressed in 2018

Payments Landscape

Rapid evolution and overcoming obstacles to increased competition from FinTechs and digital players

PSD2 and Open Banking

Operational requirements for PSD2, lessons learnt pre and post implementation and planning for implementation based on RTS assumptions

Fraud & AML

Reviewing regulatory requirements and technological advances to improve Fraud/AML detection and prevention

Cyber Security

Using machine learning and predictive analytics to combat the increasing exposure to cyber threats

Cross Border Payments

Navigating competitive environment and utilising technology to retain advantage

Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Technology

Implementation challenges of AI and current applications and future viability of blockchain as a payment solution

SEPA Instant Payments

Implementation and translating opportunities into efficient payments


Reviewing uptake of APIs in the UK and Europe and potential impact of third party access on FIs

Data Privacy and Protection

The interaction between data privacy & protection and payment laws for effective management and compliance

Payment Schemes

Reviewing the potential consolidation and restructuring of payment schemes and streamlining schemes across the industry

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26th July 2018

AI and machine learning – General definitions and Fraud / AML applications

By Eric Wagner, Head of Group Financial Crime, Erste Group AG 
19th July 2018

Technology & Innovation Webinar: Opportunities on the horizon for regulatory reporting and RegTech

11th July 2018

Regulatory insight with CRO, Inter-American Development Bank

2nd July 2018

Banks should pursue efficient and scalable “model factory” management

By Steve Turner, Managing Director, Jonathan ‘Wes’ West, Managing Director and Kaushik Deka, CTO, Novantas. 
21st June 2018

Navigating the waters of new opportunities and making strategic business decisions to leverage technology

By Richard Crook, Head of Emerging Technology, RBS.
18th June 2018

Assessing the impact of Brexit on the industry and regulatory requirements post Brexit

By Tatjana Christians, Head of Brexit Execution, Legal Strategy and Bank Structure, Barclays.
18th June 2018

The changing regulatory landscape and the impact of global and jurisdictional variations

By Dawd Haque, Market Initiatives, Regulatory Transformation & Strategy, Deutsche Bank.
24th May 2018

Developing infrastructure, technology, processes and people

By Becky Clements, Head of Industry Engagement and Payment Change, Metro Bank.
22nd May 2018

Opportunities and potential use cases of distributed ledger technology

By William Piquard, Managing Director Europe, Gatecoin.
18th May 2018

Post implementation impacts of PSD2 and open banking

By Matt Glover, Head of Transformation, Unity Trust Bank.
1st May 2018

Emerging advances in technology and innovation and leveraging across financial services

By Shannon Harris, Senior Research Executive, CeFPro.
1st May 2018

Panel discussion: Artificial Intelligence and its transformational opportunities across business

The Center for Financial Professionals hosted the Payments Forum in February 2018, at this event, we filmed a key panel discussion surrounding AI, machine learning and […]
30th April 2018

Payments industry – Key challenges

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28th March 2018

Assessing the potential disruption or collaboration opportunities FinTech entrants can bring to traditional banking models

By Michael Spitz, CEO, Main Incubator GmbH, Co Head of Blockchain/DLT Lab, Commerzbank AG

2018 Co-Sponsors

ACI Worldwide

ACI Worldwide, the Universal Payments (UP) company, powers electronic payments for more than 5,100 organizations around the world. Over 1,000 of the largest financial institutions and intermediaries, as well as thousands of global merchants, rely on ACI to execute $14 trillion each day in payments and securities. In addition, myriad organizations utilize our electronic bill presentment and payment services. Through our comprehensive suite of software solutions delivered on customers’ premises or through ACI’s private cloud, we provide real-time, immediate payments capabilities and enable the industry’s most complete multi-channel payments experience. To learn more about ACI visit

PA Consulting Services Limited

An independent firm of over 2,600 people, we operate globally from offices across the Americas, Europe, the Nordics and the Gulf.

We are experts in financial services and whether it’s building a new mobile banking platform or increasing confidence in cyber resilience our clients choose us because we are committed to bringing them the right financial services expertise – unconstrained by conventional thinking.
Our deep industry knowledge together with skills in management consulting, technology and innovation allows us to deliver exceptional results that have a lasting impact on businesses, governments and communities worldwide.
Our clients choose us because we don’t just believe in making a difference. We believe in making the difference.


Can your organisation contribute at our Payments Forum 2019? Please contact the Center for Financial Professionals today to discuss how we can deliver your thought-leadership at the event, help you generate leads, and provide you with unique networking and branding opportunities. Below is an outline of what we can offer, but please contact or call us on +44 (0) 20 7164 6582 where a member of the team will be happy to tailor the right package for you.

2018 Media Partners

Compliance Search Group
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Fintech Finance
Payment Source
The Record

2nd Annual Payments Forum 2019 | Venue


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Monument 8, Eastcheap
LondonEC3M 1AE UK

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I present at the Payments Forum 2019?

Yes, the Center for Financial Professionals are happy to discuss speaking opportunities at Payments Forum 2019. For further information on this please contact or call us on +44 (0)20 7164 6582.

Are there any rules on the dress code?

Business attire is requested. The Forum is a formal opportunity to network with like-minded professionals and to gain knowledge from the industry’s finest risk management experts.

What is the cost and what is included in the registration fee?

We offer incentives for ‘early bird’ registrants of the Forum, as outlined on our pricing structure. Registration includes breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunches, the cocktail reception at the end of the day, full access to the sessions and exhibition area. Presentations from sessions are also available, subject to speaker approval.

Where can I find the Forum documentation and speaker presentations?

All registered attendees will receive an email with access to documentation and speaker presentations after the Forum* We will work with our presenters to include as many presentations as possible on our Risk Insights App during the Forum. *Please note that our speakers often have to gain permission from their relevant compliance departments to release their presentations. On rare occasions compliance may not allow presentations to be distributed.

Will breakfast, lunch and refreshment be provided?

Yes. As with all of our events the Center for Financial Professionals will be providing brilliant coffee, breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and smaller bites during the networking breaks.

Will there be opportunities to network with other attendees?

There are ample opportunities for networking and interaction throughout the Forum, such as

  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks
  • Cocktail reception at the end of the day (Subject to confirmation)
  • Q&A, panel discussions and audience participation technology available through the Risk Insights App

I have several colleagues that would like to attend, is there a group discount?

Certainly! We are pleased to offer you a 50% discount on the third registration or provide a fifth registration for free. If you would like to register more than five colleagues please contact us on +44 (0)20 7164 6582. Please note:

  • Registrations must be made at the same time
  • Registrations must come from the organisation
  • The lowest registration will be discounted

Are there opportunities to share my thought-leadership at the Payments Forum 2019?

Yes there are plenty of opportunities for the Center for Financial Professionals to share thought-leadership to the attendees of Payments Forum 2019 and our wider risk professionals community. At the event We can distribute your material to the attendees, offer you an exhibition booth, and provide speaking opportunities so that you may enjoy a more prominent presence at the Forum. Visit the Sponsor tab for further information or contact / +44 (0) 207 164 6582. Risk Insights Feature your content on our Risk Insights website and supporting Risk Insights monthly newsletter. For further information please download our media pack here.

Are media partnerships available for Payments Forum 2019?

Yes. As part of a media partnership we can offer a variety of options to increase the branding and awareness of your association, company, certificate, publication or media. We are flexible with what we can offer however we usually:

  • Provide a discounted rate to attend
  • Place your logo and profile on the Forum website
  • Place your logo on the Forum brochure
  • Place your logo on promotional content where applicable
  • Distribute your media/marketing at the Forum
  • Promote through social media channels

To discuss this further please contact or call +44 (0)20 7164 6582

Pre-Agenda Rate
Payments Forum 27-28 February 2019, London £799* Register at the lowest rate before the agenda is announced.

Should you have any questions regarding registering, please contact the Center for Financial Professionals, please contact us on +44 (0)20 7164 6582 (UK) or +1 888 677 7007 (US), or email *all rates are subject to UK VAT

Group Bookings:

Group rates are available for 3 or more attendees from the same organisation, when registering at the same time. The current rate allows every third colleague to come along for half price or a fifth colleague to attend for free

Other ways to register

1. Save time – Register by email Simple email us your e-signature – and we will do the rest for you!

2. Contact us Directly

3. Download the PDF Registration Form

We reward loyalty

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How it works

Become a brand ambassador. If you are a Payments professional, or have a lot of contacts in the Payments space, you can receive up to £500 in Amazon vouchers by inviting your friends to register for the Payments Forum 2019.

      1. Apply for your custom discount code

Provide a few of your details and we create a personalised code, including a 10% discount, for you to share with your friends.

      2. Let your friends know

Spread the word, as with every colleague that successfully registers using your code you will automatically be transferred a £20 Amazon voucher.

      3. Get up to £500

Don’t stop there. You can register up to 25 colleagues to collect more Amazon vouchers.

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2018 Co-Sponsors

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PA Consulting Services Limited