Payments UK, the trade association which launched at the end of June to support the rapidly evolving payments industry, said that it now has a total of 38 full members and 23 associate members.
Yorkshire Building Society recently joined as a new member and Earthport, which provides white label cross-border payments services to banks, e-commerce providers and others, will follow shortly. Volante Technologies has joined as an associate member.
“We’re delighted that Yorkshire Building Society, Earthport and Volante Technologies have chosen to join us at what is a very exciting time in the payments industry,” said Maurice Cleaves, Payment UK’s chief executive.
“The number of businesses looking to provide payment services to customers is growing and Payments UK is uniquely placed to bring all these players together to tackle some of the exciting challenges facing the industry.
“All the payment innovations that have been delivered over the past decade were made possible through close cooperation of industry players, and we look forward to building upon this track record with our growing membership.”
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