Press Releases

25th May 2013
  • Monday 27 May is the fifth anniversary of the first Faster Payment
  • New research reveals millions of people have become midnight bankers
  • More than £50,000 transferred for every UK household since 2008 launch
5th April 2013
  • 29,600 payments processed every minute overnight on Tuesday 2nd April
  • 14.4 million Faster Payments, worth £5.9 billion processed over Easter weekend
15th January 2013
  • Financial institutions representing 90% of UK current accounts commit to spring 2014 launch of first industry-wide mobile payment service
  • Sending security-protected payments by mobile will be as easy as texting, without the need to disclose account details
  • Customers will be able to send and receive payments straight from their account after simple sign-up process with their provider