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The unique InstaPay Tracker, sponsored by Icon Solutions, shows the status of instant payment adoption around the world. We are currently reporting 25 countries with live bank led real-time payment schemes and a further 20 in a planning phase.

Latest News

Big US banks introducing Zelle

For years, US banks have watched as their youngest customers split restaurant checks, shared utility bills, and pitched in for parties using third-party payment apps such as Venmo. Now, they’re trying to take back the person-to-person payments business by launching their own app.

InstaPay Monthly News Digest – February 2017

This month InstaPay published multiple news stories, insight pieces and blog articles on the subject of instant or real time payments. Enjoy reading the InstaPay News Digest.


Webinar: Avoid the common pitfalls of instant payments installations

InstaPay is delighted to announce the launch of a series of instant payments focused webinars, with the first to take place on Thursday 9th March 2017. InstaPay webinar: Avoid the common pitfalls of instant payments installations Thursday 9th March 2017 12pm GMT/ 1pm CET If you are interested in knowing how to implement a well-planned transition to […]


  • European Payments Summit

    8/ 9 March 2017 | The Hague, Netherlands
  • Webinar: Avoid the common pitfalls of instant payments installations

    9 March 2017 | Online webinar

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Mark McMurtrie is the Editor of InstaPay. He brings over 25 years international fintech and payments expertise to this role and is a strong advocate of the benefits available from instant payments. Mark is also an ambassador for the Emerging Payments Association, chairs industry conferences and acts as a judge for payment award programmes.

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The editorial advisory board determines the direction of InstaPay, it is chaired by our Editor. They meet quarterly to discuss the latest instant payments trends and ensure that the content of the site is directed towards these developments. This ensures that the content remains current and independent.

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