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Emerging Payments Association outlines options for the fintech industry if the UK loses passporting rights

10 January 2017 12:00


A new report looking at a UK without passporting rights will be launched on January 11.

The Emerging Payments Association (EPA) will be launching its white paper, entitled ‘Passport to the Future’, to look at what options may be open to payments companies if the UK loses passporting rights.

EPA Director General, Tony Craddock, said: “Brexit negotiations are going to start over the coming months, and it’s important for payments companies to have an idea of what options they have if the UK does lose passporting rights.”

The white paper comes after former European Commissioner Jonathan Faull, who retired last week, made reference to the UK’s potential single market access after Brexit.

Mr Faull said: “You’re a member of the single market as a member of the EU or EEA. Or you’re a foreign country outside it, and you conclude agreements with the EU.”

Mr Craddock commented: “Of course, the governments negotiating position has not been fully outlined yet, and we are a long way from a final deal, but the payments industry would like some clarity over its future access to European markets.”

The event will take place at the EPA’s London Bridge office on January 11, will start at 5.30pm, and end at 8.00pm.

It will provide a chance for important stakeholders to gain a better insight into which countries inside the EEA will provide the best conditions for companies to set up and operate from, should the UK lose passporting rights.

After a presentation on the white paper is given by co-author Peter Howitt, from European Law Firm Ramparts, there will be a question and answer session so attendees are able to find out more information.

Tickets for the event are free, and can be ordered through the EPA’s website.

Notes to Editor:
• For more information about the launch event for the white paper, or for tickets, visit
• For Media comment and interviews contact Ana Giese on 07474657673 or 020 7378 9890, or email
• For more information about The EPA visit

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We achieve this by shaping a comprehensive programme of activities for over 100 member companies with help from our independent board, which addresses key issues impacting the industry.
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