• Collaborate to innovate

    With fantastic events, conferences and awards. Plus benefit from critical projects and lobbying activities.

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  • Get involved with industry leading projects

    Shaping the future of payments, from financial inclusion to international trade.

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  • Emerging payments

    EPA connects the payments ecosystem, encourages innovation and drives profitable business growth.

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Our benefactors

The Emerging Payments Association is…

…a thriving community of payments professionals whose goals are to strengthen and expand the payments industry to benefit all stakeholders.
Since 2004 we have been instrumental in helping to connect the ecosystem, encourage innovation and profitable business growth.
We achieve this by shaping a comprehensive programme of activities for over 130 member companies with help from our independent board, which addresses key issues impacting the industry.
These include targeted events, conferences, award ceremonies, critical industry projects and lobbying activities.

Covering the entire industry


Member companies

Our projects

The EPA’s eight projects drive industry change to shape the future and present of the payments landscape for all stakeholders. Our projects bring together more than 80 high level volunteers from across the payments industry.

This valuable work would not be possible without our Project Benefactors, whose strategic and financial support enables the project team to deliver with high output and high influence:

Project Banking Access

Project Financial Crime – Refinitiv

Project Futures

Project Inclusion – Mastercard

Project International Trade – Global Processing Services

Project Regulator – Moorwand

Project Transaction Insights

Project Women in PayTech

  • A critical part of any successful marketing campaign is achieving memorability and distinction. The EPA has given us the opportunity to build new relationships over time so that Blue Train Marketing is now known to many of the most successful and influential players in fintech today. Jeff Banks, Partner, Blue Train Marketing
  • That engagement at the governmental level has been invaluable, to the extent where we had a meeting with Boris Johnson and his team he endorsed the project. Suresh Vaghjiani, CEO & Co-Founder, Tribe Payments
  • [email protected] events are a relaxed way to meet some new people over a drink. I usually get introduced to half a dozen by the EPA team every month. Ian Clowes, CEO, Omnio Group
  • Start ups withing the payments industry often find it difficult to find the right level of guidance, education and support to help them develop their businesses. It is therefore refreshing to find this time of business guidance at the Catalyst and MasterCard is keen to lend its support. Scott Abrahams, Group Head of Acceptance and Emerging Payments, MasterCard UK&I
  • Before joining the EPA, businesses in the payment space didn’t realise there was a better and more efficient AML solution available to them. Julian Dixon, CEO, FortytwoData
  • By helping us develop relationships in the emerging payments community and providing access to decision makers, the EPA team has streamlined the decision making process. EPA is a community that people enjoy: it’s work, outside of work. Neil Harris, Chief Commercial Officer, Global Processing Services (GPS)
  • It was such a great event, one of the best evenings I have had in decades. Thank you all for your brilliant ideas, as I said (and proved!) our main objective was to learn how to serve the community better. Mission accomplished! Daniel Melo, Sr. Director Business Development EMEA, FICO