European Payments Council: instant payments are most likely to trigger the next wave of innovation

12 august 2015

The latest EPC poll posed the question: “In your view, which of the following factors is most likely to trigger the next wave of innovation in the European payments market?”

The results were as follows:
Instant payments (45 percent)
Mobile payments (28 percent)
Cyber security (11 percent)
Virtual currencies (9 percent)
Regulation (7 percent)

The poll suggests a significant shift in thinking away from a focus on regulation towards more innovative factors such as instant payments and mobile payments. The uptake of new technologies (e.g. smartphones and cloud computing) has led to changes in customer habits and expectations, including the rise of e-commerce, m-commerce and instant payments. Customers make increasing use of these online and mobile channels to buy goods and services at any time and in any place.

These developments contribute to the expectation for a faster, potentially real-time, finality and/or confirmation of payment. It is, therefore, inescapable that both instant and mobile payments will become an increasingly important part of the payment landscape in Europe.

Related file – EPC160-15 EPC Report to the ERPB on Instant Payments.pdf

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Gabriela Nistor – director general adjunct BT

Tendinţele pe care le-am remarcat înainte de începerea pandemiei s-au accelerat pe perioada stării de urgenţă. Am văzut acest lucru ca o oportunitate, un tipping point pentru bancă. Post-pandemie nu avem cum sa ne întoarcem la comportamentul financiar pe care îl aveam până în februarie a.c. Relaţia românilor cu online-ul s-a schimbat. In plus, cardul fizic se va dematerializa. Vom asista la o scădere a cererii pentru cardurile fizice, respectiv la o creştere a preferinţei pentru componenta digitală a acestora.”


In 23 septembrie 2019, BNR a anuntat infiintarea unui Fintech Innovation Hub pentru a sustine inovatia in domeniul serviciilor financiare si de plata. In acest sens, care credeti ca ar trebui sa fie urmatorul pas al bancii centrale in 2020?