Irish Retail Payments Forum

The Irish Retail Payments Forum (IRPF) has been established by the Central Bank of Ireland in order to provide a forum in which payment services providers (PSPs) and payment services users (PSUs) can come together to engage in an open and constructive dialogue with each other in relation to Irish retail payment services generally.  The principal aims of the IRPF are (a) to promote the continued safety and efficiency of retail payments in Ireland and (b) to foster co-operation between all stakeholders in relation to the development and provision of new and improved payment services and payment instruments. The IRPF currently consists of the following institutions and representative bodies:

  • An Post
  • Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI)
  • Central Bank of Ireland
  • Consumers’ Association of Ireland
  • Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association (CSNA)
  • Credit Union Development Association (CUDA)
  • Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
  • Department of Finance
  • Fintech & Payments Association of Ireland (FPAI)
  • Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC)
  • Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU)
  • Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association (ISME)
  • MasterCard
  • National Transport Authority (NTA)
  • Retail Grocery, Dairy & Allied Trades Association (RGDATA)
  • Retail Ireland
  • Small Firms Association (SFA)
  • VISA

For more information, you can view the Irish Retail Payments Forum - Terms of Reference and a summary of the first meeting of the Retail Payments Forum.

If you require any further information please contact the Payment Systems Policy team in the Bank at paymentsystemspolicy@centralbank.ie.

Euro Retail Payments Forum

The objective of the Euro Retail Payments Forum (ERPB) is to contribute to and to facilitate the further development of an integrated, innovative and competitive market for euro retail payments in the EU by:

  • identifying and studying technical, behavioural and legal obstacles in – but not limited to - credit transfer payments, direct debit payments, card payments, internet payments, mobile payments and payments-related horizontal issues (e.g. issues related to standards, fraud and security);
  • identifying and pursuing ways to address these obstacles; and
  • identifying and pursuing ways to foster innovation, competition and integration in retail payments in euro in the EU.

For more information, you can visit the EPRB website at https://www.ecb.europa.eu/paym/retpaym/euro/html/index.en.html.