COVID-19 and UK Payments Statistics: June 2020

What do UK payments statistics tell us about Covid-19 measures? Analysis of Payment Statistics for the UK to January-June 2020 Introduction There has been a lot of discussion of the economic impact of the lockdown measures on consumers and businesses. Suggestions of significant impact to GDP have been shown in other data sets but one…

Online TPPs – assumption or design?

Online TPPs – assumption or design? How PSD2 might be blocking Third-Party Providers and disadvantaging customers I confess I enjoy looking for unintended consequences in legislation. Particularly so in the case of in the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and second Payment Services Directive (PSD2). I was therefore surprised by an assumption which I,…