Andrew Hauser: A payments strategy for the 21st century

Remarks by Mr Andrew Hauser, Executive Director for Banking, Payments and Financial Resilience of the Bank of England, at the Payment Strategy Forum "Launch of the Final Strategy", London, 29 November 2016.

Thank you very much for the opportunity to speak to you today at the launch of the PSF's Payments Strategy for the 21st century.

I want to start by emphasising that this is not the Bank of England's strategy - or the UK authorities' as a whole.  And that in fact is its great merit:  because it has been drawn up by a genuine partnership of those who actually provide and use retail payments services, with the interests of those users uppermost in their minds.